Meeples are small wooden people frequently used in European-style board games. Chocolate is delicious. The two have been separate for far too long. Our quest to create edible meeples began using silicone putty to create actual-size meeple chocolates, molded from commonly recognizable game pieces:
They were so popular and so much fun to make that we decided to take it up a notch. What could be better than tiny chocolate meeples? GIANT chocolate meeples. We found an artist who was willing to create giant wooden meeples, and commissioned a set. Since a giant solid block of chocolate would be rather hard to eat, we decided to make our giant chocolate meeples hollow (like a chocolate easter bunny).
To make this dream a reality, we need to buy lots of additional molding material, chocolate, flavorings, and decorative foil. We would love to hire Alton Brown to assist us, but that would require a truly overwhelming response from users like you.
As we progress through the mold making process and learn new techniques to make our meeples easier and sturdier, we will share every step with our loyal contributors. We will post a public tutorial on how to make your own giant chocolate meeples, but not until we have mailed out rewards to contributors (which may take several months).
The meeples themselves will be approximately 7.5" x 7.5" x 1.5". We plan to create them in a wide variety of flavors using Wilton's Candy Melts. Since they are larger and easier to handle than actual-size meeples, we hope to wrap them in metalic foil.
The following flavors are available:
- Chocolate (brown)
- Mint Chocolate (brown)
- Peanut Butter (light brown)
- Vanilla (green, blue, white, red, yellow, purple)
- Banana (green, blue, white, red, yellow, purple)
- Peppermint (green, blue, white, red, yellow, purple)
- Cinnamon (green, blue, white, red, yellow, purple)
- Almond (green, blue, white, red, yellow, purple)
- Lemon (green, blue, white, red, yellow, purple)
Since creating these meeples is a creative process, we will make our best attempt to accommodate any creative requests above and beyond the choices listed. If you have questions about a specific flavor or color, please contact us in advance.
This will be a limited run! If you would like a giant hollow chocolate meeple, this project may be the only way to get one. These meeples will make a perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for board game enthusiast, and a great story to tell.
While we hope to have some of the meeples done for the holidays, we will not have time to do them all. If you would like your rewards guaranteed by mid-December, just add an extra $10 to your pledge.
Note: Due to customs and other legal considerations, we are not able to ship chocolate outside of the US and Canada. While we appreciate international contributors, our heart-felt thanks will have to suffice.
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