Jan 22, 2017 | By Tess

While you may still be working your way through your holiday chocolate haul or have maybe even overdone it on the sweet treat, we can guarantee your mouth will still water for these stunning chocolates made with the help of a 3D printed mold. The stair-shaped morsels are the result of a collaboration between Australian design agency Universal Favourite and the Bakedown Cakery in Sydney.

Made as an end-of-year thank you for clients, design agency Universal Favourite has doled out some truly impressive edible gifts, which they’ve dubbed “Complements”. The chocolates are not only stunningly colorful (with many looking like marble or Jackson Pollock paintings), but they feature a tesselated staircase design, à la MC Escher.

According to Universal Favourite, the structure was inspired by the “complementary relationship between client and designer”, which is especially fitting considering that the individual chocolates can be paired together to create perfect cubes of chocolate. As each color of chocolate signifies a different flavor, pairing two different ones together also means a complementary taste combination.

The design agency commented on their stunning (and no doubt delicious) chocolates saying, “Wanting to create something outside the box that could be paired in endless combinations, we designed an original modular shape that was 3D printed into positives and then turned into chocolate moulds.”

Flavours of the chocolate include classic dark chocolate, shortbread, cookies and cream, black currant, cherry, matcha, pistachio, lemon, and more. The Bakedown Cakery worked with Universal Favourite to create and fine tune each of the flavors and their stunning patterns and coloring.

Not only are the modular chocolates beautiful on their own, but the Aussie design agency has also crafted an equally stunning box to present them in. The box’s design was obviously inspired by the chocolates themselves, as it features a colorful and geometric graphic.

Fortunately, you don’t necessarily have to be a client of Universal Favourite to get your hands on one of their Complements chocolate boxes, as the firm is giving some of its treats away through an online contest. Somewhat less fortunately, the contest is limited to Australian residents (for shipping reasons, we’re sure).

Last year, a Belgian design agency also opted to thank its clients with a yummy-looking chocolate bar made with a 3D printed mold. We have to say though, if life is like a box of chocolates, we certainly hope ours is like Complements.



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Tori wrote at 1/23/2017 2:10:08 PM:

I really liked how they could fit together and i loved the colors

gerda conzetti wrote at 1/23/2017 8:43:25 AM:

Sorry I see nothing mouthwatering. overpraised talking again.

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