Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
Bite me.

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.



Any Time Is Chocolate Time

grind cog wheels and reveal the time
  (+10, -1)(+10, -1)
(+10, -1)
  [vote for,

Any Time Is Chocolate Time becomes a living product with the manufacture of a simple clock made entirely out of chocolate components. (warning for those with allergies - this product also contains nuts)

Chocolate is usually quite soft, and this won't work (I hear you say) but the entire apparatus is created in sub-zero conditions, using a variety of chocolate types with some components like the escape mechanism and spring being machined from different types of organic nuts.

The clock is sold frozen and must be kept in this state until taken from the fridge ready for eating. A few moments of wonder at the precious flimsy mechanism beating out the time proceed the particular joy of crunching through the outer shell and demolishing the overlapping cog wheels that lie beneath, allowing the wonderful flavours of the various chocolate and nut types to flood out.

xenzag, May 17 2017


       Chocolate [+]
8th of 7, May 17 2017

       I'm considerably less than 100% convinced that this will be implementable, even at low temperatures. Chocolate, for instance, is semi-crystalline with a weak matrix, which means that it will remain fragile even at low temperatures.   

       Have you considered, instead, a chocolate clepsydra? If kept at a steady, warm temperature it would dispense drops of melted chocolate at a tantalisingly slow but steady pace.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 17 2017

       Wot? No crunching of moving cog-wheels? :-(
xenzag, May 17 2017

       If you alloyed the chocolate with the right type of biscuit base, I'm sure you could strengthen it enough to operate for a while.   

       I once recorded audio onto a piece of chocolate. This took some effort. The chocolate had to be melted, spread onto a metal cylinder, lathed flat, then using a phonograph needle the message was recorded. Playback was somewhat destructive, but the sound of me shouting "I am speaking to you now from a piece of chocolate" was just about discernible.
mitxela, May 17 2017

       [—mitxela] You now assume the mantle of a god for that chocolate recording effort. ++++
xenzag, May 17 2017

       This seems like something from the Simpsons - the beautiful work of art, Homer with eyes half lidded...
bungston, May 17 2017

       What [8th] said. What [jutta] is about to say.
Voice, May 17 2017

       Susshhhhhhh...... don't wake up the Soup Dragon.
xenzag, May 18 2017

       // "I am speaking to you now from a piece of chocolate" //   

8th of 7, May 18 2017

       <pulls lever>   

       <trapdoor opens, [IT] plummets through into piranha tank>   

       <trapdoor closes>
8th of 7, May 18 2017

       [+] for the idea, but also for the chocolate audio cylinder annotation
caspian, May 19 2017

       Time to start harvesting cocoa pods with drones to make chocolate more ethical.
beanangel, May 19 2017

       I've tried ethical chocolate and, to be honest, I can't really taste the difference.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 19 2017


back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle