Houston Hotel Commisions Giant Chocolate Santa Claus
HOUSTON (AP) — Santa Claus has come to town in Houston and he's sweeter than your average holiday fellow.
A Houston hotel has created a half-ton dark chocolate sculpture of Santa Claus in a chair, complete with elves.
Pastry experts at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston used dark chocolate and a special chocolate dough to fashion the exhibit, which is on display until Dec. 30.
Hotel spokeswoman Tere Perry says the project cost about $5,000 worth of chocolate and 400 hours in work.
Officials estimate the chocolate adds up to more than 2.4 million calories.
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