Willy Wonka and her chocolate factory have nothing on The Chocolate Bar in Houston’s Rice Village. Talented chocolatiers, surely contenders for a Food Newtwork contest, are as busy as Santa’s elves these days making mega chocolate turkeys for Thanksgiving.
Chocolate turkeys? Scrumdiddlyumptious, yes!
The Chocolate Bar has been making these fabulous desserts and centerpieces for over 10 years, creating three sizes – the massive 19 pounds, a more reasonable 3.5 pounds, and smaller ones for cutlery. To add to the sweet tooth’s satisfaction, the turkey platters are topped with an assortment of chocolate covered Oreos, Rice Krispy treats and brownie bites decorated with festive fall sprinkles.
“We have a full team of chocolatiers, led by our new pastry chef Grace Lapsys, who are skilled in making chocolate turkey,” Molly Voorhees, President of Becks Prime, Chocolate bar and co-owner of Agnes Café & Provisions, tells PaperCity. “We look forward to this every year and can’t wait to see how people decorate their tables with chocolate turkeys. “
Voorhees admits it takes the team two days to make six of the 3.5-pound turkeys, priced at $ 69.95 each, while the 19-pound mammoth takes two days of melting, molding, sculpting. and more to make one. This explains the price of $ 169.95. But think about the hostess gift, conversation starter, and centerpiece the big bird would make.