Rae Vittorelli, founder of Chocolate Photograph Co., and inventor of the Chocograph: image via cocoagraph.comOne adventure in gastronomy I have not enjoyed yet is eating an old family photo. The thought of it is actually not that appealing to me. But what is appealing is the idea of receiving an edible portrait of almost anything else, especially if it's chocolate.
That's what Cocoagraph, the invention of one Rae Vittorellli, an artist with a whimsical love for photography, printmaking, and chocolate, does. It turns your photos into gastronomical delights, if you dare eat them.
Using the finest ingredients culled from all over the world, Vittorelli's Cocoagraph, Chocolate Photograph Company, puts her invention to work creating any kind of holiday or business card, invitation, or promotion that you and she can imagine.
Here are a few of the works Cocoagraph has created...
Cocoagraph of corporate gifts for 'Five Below': image via facebook.com/Cocoagraph
Cocoagraphs for Knoll Furniture: image via facebook.com/Cocoagraph
Father's Day Cocographs: image via facebook.com/Cocoagraph
Oh, there are so many others. Look at this Cocoagraph of Gerhard Petzl's shoe creations crafted in chocolate!
Cocoagraph of Gerhard Petzl's chocolate sculptured shoes: image via cocoagraph.com
Prices for these artisan chocolate Cocoagraphs are surprisingly reasonable; $8.50 for a 50 gram (1.75 ounces) or $12 for 3 bite-sized Cocoagraphs. The more beautiful and the more meaningful the Cocoagraphs are, the less you will want to eat them. But don't get too close to them; they will emanate odors of some of the finest chocolate available today. There's the rub.
My advice: If you can't resist eating your Cocoagraph card, take a picture first.
Cocoagraph Chocolate Photograph Co, Facebook/Cocoagraph, via Zagat