A chocolate Christmas with the Spanish royal family

December 23, 2011

chocolate figures of the spanish royal family

¡Qué rico!

Is there such a thing as too much chocolate? A Spanish confectioner created life-size, chocolate figures of the Spanish Royal Family.

chocolate figures of princess letizia, prince felipe, queen sofia

The chocolate Spanish royal family relaxing at home.

These figures make me think uncomfortably of chocolate rabbits at Easter. Except the royals don’t have long ears.

The back story on these giants of the confectionary world comes from Bekia, along with more photos:

The chocolate statues of King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia, Crown Prince Felipe and Crown Princess Letizia are on display at the patisserie ‘Galleros Artesanos’ in Rute, Andalucia, Spain in December 2011.

A few years ago the patisserie owners decided to celebrate Christmas time in elaborating an exactly sized copy of a prominent personality made of chocolate. So every year they produced one chocolate copy of one member of the Spanish Royal House and this year, with the statue of King Juan Carlos they finally completed the two royal couples.

Two patissiers worked 3 months on each sculpture, using 280 kg of chocolate for Queen Sofia, 320 kg for Princess Letizia, 340 kg for Prince Felipe and 450 kg for King Juan Carlos.

Huh. I would’ve bet Princess Letizia weighed less than Queen Sofia (or any other woman in Spain).

There’s a Chocolate Bourbons joke in here somewhere. Let me know if you come up with one.

Felíz Návidad to the Andalucian chocolatiers and all the Familia Real!

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Karen119 December 23, 2011 at 6:18 pm

I guess they ran out of chocolate before they made Prince Felipe. His character is much too short. And the family doesn’t really appear to be relaxing at home. I actually thought it was a diorama of the Oval Office in the White House before I read the caption!

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Court Jester December 29, 2011 at 8:41 am

You’re right, Felipe is half the man he used to be. As for “home life”, I think the chocolate shop meant that room to be Zarzuela Palace, and I meant a joke.

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