Get your photos made into edible chocolate bars with Cocoagraph


posted Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 7:38 AM EST

Chocolate-photo-logoThe Cocoagraph Company of Philadelphia has come up with a product that is sure to appeal to every sweet-toothed photographer on the planet. For as little as $8.50 a photo, they will turn your plain old vanilla images into tasty, chocolate bars that look just like old-fashioned Polaroids.

Last month, we told you about photos printed on scented paper that can be made to smell like roses, cotton candy, or even car exhaust. But these chocolate prints take photo sharing to a whole new level. Now, not only can you share photos with friends and family, but you can break off pieces and eat them together.

The Cocoagraph is the perfect blend of our obsession with food and our love of photography. Think Julia Child meets Ansel Adams or Gordon Ramsay meets Robert Capa.

To get a taste of the Cocoagraph, log onto their website and upload the photos you want turned into snack food. In no time at all, your letter carrier will deliver your life sized, Polaroid shaped Cocoagraph bars. (See the promo video below.) Hopefully, they won’t have melted in transit in this summer’s heat wave.

The popularity of edible chocolate photos will give new meaning to the term chocolate photography, which up till now has been stuck in an inedible rut of actually photographing chocolate rather than eating it. (Note: in the name of full disclosure, I must admit that I have photographed chocolate and am a "point-and-eat" photographer.)

Edible photographs are nothing new though. Most supermarket bakeshops and independent bakeries can turn photos into sugary sweet, high glucose, icing images for topping birthday and wedding cakes. (The image below of an edible chocolate SLR with zoom was captured in a chocolate shop on the Rue du Commerce in Paris. The shoes are edible too. Kinky!)


In fact, if you are a serious sweet-toothed photographer, you can get into the icing, eye candy business yourself, by setting up your own sugar-filled “darkroom.” Check out Icing Images, a seller of icing photography gear and supplies, and their wonderful edible printer inks.

There is a dark side to this story which readers are surely aware of. Chocolate is a well-known aphrodisiac. Giving your sweetheart a chocolate bar photo of yourself to eat, borders on the naughty, if not the pornographic.

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