<div id="fb-root"></div>
<script async defer crossorigin="anonymous" src="https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v17.0&appId=1360880647827568&autoLogAppEvents=1" nonce="nOICdQjC"></script>

Chocolate Santa

Written By Scott Joseph On December 22, 2010


If you sit on this Santa’s lap, you just might want to ask him for help with your dry cleaning bill. It’s a life-sized sculpture of St. Nick made entirely of chocolate. It’s on display through December at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin.

The sculpture is the work of the hotel’s executive pastry chef and only two-time world champion pastry chef, Laurent Branlard.  Branlard is renowned for intricate chocolate and sugar sculptures and this piece marks one his largest and most difficult ones to date. It included:  

Man Hours: 300 hours
Dark Chocolate: 880 lbs.
Milk Chocolate: 132 lbs.
White Chocolate: 154 lbs.
Cocoa Butter: 120 lbs.

And just in case any chocolate lovers are thinking of taking on the challenge of consuming this enormous sweet, they should consider that it is 2,956,818 calories! (Please note that the sculpture is not available for tasting.)

Merry Christmas from SJO.


We hope you find our reviews and news articles useful and entertaining. It has always been our goal to assist you in making informed decisions when spending your dining dollars. If we’ve helped you in any way, please consider making a contribution to help us continue our journalism. Thank you.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
<div class="fb-comments" data-href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" data-width="100%" data-numposts="5"></div>
Scott's Newsletter