Chocolatier with factory in Crowborough creates six foot sculpture for chocolate festival
A chocolatier from Eastbourne has created a huge chocolate god - standing at 6ft high, weighing nearly 100 kilos and made up of £600 worth of Belgian chocolate.
Chris Zammit, 39, from Roselands in Eastbourne, created the chocolate sculpture for a festival in Malta.
He made the detailed masterpiece in just four days and the process was filmed by Channel Five for its programme The Wonderful World of Chocolate, which was shown on television this Sunday (February 2) at 9pm.
Chris has a chocolate factory in Crowborough and also owns a chocolate and ice-cream parlour in Tonbridge.
He has been sculpting chocolate for nearly nine years and is highly skilled in creating works of art made completely from chocolate.
He also runs classes across the world and is a member of the UK Culinary Team.
Chris and other culinary masters will shortly be heading over to Germany to represent our county in the Culinary Olympics. The chocolate god made for the festival in Malta.
He said: “I am from Malta originally and I was asked to make a sculpture for the chocolate festival in Hamrun in Malta.
“They close off the road for the festival. I had to make the sculpture in four days and make sure it was nearly finished. It was then transported to the festival where I finished it off on the main stage.”
Chris can make pretty much anything out of chocolate and often gives his classes themes. One of the most popular has been Game of Thrones.
After the Culinary Olympics, Chris is setting his sights on a world record.
As for the hundreds of pounds worth of leftover Belgian chocolate used to make the god, Chris said: “It won’t go to waste though, I will use it in my classes when I am next over in Malta.”