January 10th, 2013

In 2007 the Italo-Canadian artist Cosimo Cavallaro secured free publicity with the condemnation by idiot American Catholic reactionaries of his harmless chocolate Jesus.

Here in Spain, you can have an entire chocolate Nativity scene, as a normal expression of commercially-tinged religious sentimentality. In fact a whole 1,450 kilo sugar Nativity Granada, in a chocolate factory in the small Andalusian town of Rute. (The other industry is anis.)
Chocolate crib general

The Nativity is rather nicely put into the Court of the Lions in the Alhambra.

Chocolate crib Lionsl
I liked the urban chocolate fountain and the multiply inaccurate ham bodegas and marzipan pigs wandering the streets.

Chocolate crib pigsl

Saccharine would be the wrong word. Soft-centred, yes.

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