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Save the Shavings with Chocolate Pencils

Order a slice of chocolate cake at a restaurant or cafe and something immediately stands out: those chocolate curls decorating the frosting. Ever notice how much they look like pencil shavings? Don't you wish you could top your home-made desserts with these delicate flakes?

Now you can - this set of assorted chocolate pencils from Nendo comes with a sharpener so you can save the shavings and feed your cravings!




Well, innovative Japanese design company Nendo must have been thinking the same thing. Their chocolate pencil set comes with a special sharpener allowing you to shave away to your heart's (and stomach's) content.




Nendo has taken the pencil analogy one step further by providing a range of flavors from light milk chocolate to dark bittersweet. Much like real pencils that come in HB, B, 2B and so on. One bonus is that once you've shaved your chocolate pencil down to a nubbin, you don't have to toss it - just eat it! (via Tokyomango)

SEE ALSO: 3D-Printed Chocolate Truffle Self-Portraits Make Tasteful Valentine's Day Gifts

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Steve Levenstein
J A P A N O R A M A
InventorSpot.com

Comments
Jan 8, 2009
by Anonymous

If I had those pencils I

If I had those pencils I wouldn't save them for shavings... They'd be immediately munched on right away! This kind of product requires a lot of self-control. lol.

Jan 8, 2009
by Anonymous

vanity

Christ, can we western worlders get anymore vain? vanity obscene....

Jan 8, 2009
by Anonymous

Bellyacher

Japan is the west?

Jan 8, 2009
by Anonymous

It's west of .. some things

It's west of .. some things .. :-P

Jan 9, 2009
by Anonymous

Buy a vegtable peeler and a block of chocolate

that's how restaurants do it. That or a paring knife.

Jan 10, 2009
by Anonymous

i wonder if you can write

i wonder if you can write with them =P

Jan 10, 2009
by Anonymous

You can indeed write with

You can indeed write with them, but it comes out looking like crap.

Jan 10, 2009
by Anonymous

I'm confused as to how this

I'm confused as to how this is vain? It's just a creative and fun idea!

Jan 11, 2009
by Anonymous

Define "West"

You know, if you're in the China, the Middle East is in fact West?
Please, before you go moaning about "western-worlders", think about facts like that :P

Jan 14, 2009
by Anonymous

wouldnt it just melt

wouldnt it just melt when you gripped it to sharpen it, or snap, or both? xD

Jan 15, 2009
by Anonymous

dumbest comment ever. japan

dumbest comment ever. japan is the FAR EAST!

Jan 16, 2009
by Anonymous

QWERT

OMG MUDGIPZ!

Jan 17, 2009
by Anonymous

Wow

The idea is awesome. If I didn't think I'd eat them right away, I'd totally buy them! A lot of the comments on this page are really stupid though. "The West" and "Western Countries" are actually different than the general direction "West". Yeah, the naming could be better (as we are a globe and all, which some of you used as an argument), but it made more sense when people started calling these countries western. I also think that creative cooking is not vain. 'Oh no! The food is pretty, it's the end of the world!' ... Yeah, read a book.

Jan 30, 2009
by Anonymous

nice

sweet pencil :D

Mar 23, 2009
by Anonymous

can u eat them?

can u eat them?