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Juggernaut Yorkie

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10 200g bars of chocolate
1 bottle of edible gold paint
2 Yorkie bars (for comparison)
1 toy plastic lorry (for effect)

Do you remember the days when (according to the adverts) men just kept on trucking and their Yorkie was ‘Good, rich and thick – a milk chocolate brick’?

We did, and a shiny, stylishly gold embossed 2kg bar has emerged to celebrate the Yorkie dream, show up today’s 68g weakling and prove that Yorkies really ARE for girls !

Stage One: Plan, eat some Yorkie, plan, plan a bit more and then shop (ok we got carried away and bought extra edible gold paint ‘cos it sparkled and apparently might need to be thinned with vodka…We didn’t use it though so technically it can’t count).

Stage Two: This is where team work started to come into it’s own – one pair of hands to perfect a foil mould for our base using an old pizza box and quite a lot of foil (the tough job) and another to melt all the chocolate (the messy, but rather nice job).

Stage Three: One of the highlights we think – just look at the chocolate pouring technique as we fill five mini-loaf tins (our Yorkie bricks) and our cardboard / foil base mould. Resisting temptation we saved a little chocolate for stage seven…

A note to future Yorkie-pimpers here – don’t overfill your Yorkie bricks – a little bit of space makes it much easier to turn them out of the moulds at the end.

Stage Four: After allowing everything to cool so that we don’t over-heat the fridge we transfer our masterpiece in progress into the fridge and head out for a couple of hours.

Stage Five: A quick look in the fridge and several cups of tea to prepare ourselves for the grand unveiling………

Stage Six: After hitting the moulds a few times we have the building blocks for our juggernaut Yorkie.

Stage Seven: Building and blinging up our Yorkie ! Melted chocolate cements the parts together and that gold paint adds the finishing touches to both our juggernaut Yorkie and the original Yorkie chunk that somehow survived our testing process.

Our juggernaut Yorkie weighs in at 2000g passes its MOT and is ready to hit the road. We’ve pimped up the original by over 29 times and with blingtastic new branding it can definitely keep on trucking…

Stage Eight: The testing process begins…to be honest we feel a bit sick now


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