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Creepy or cute? Valentine's chocolates in the shape of your face

Tuesday, 12 Feb, 2013 - 00:59

Forget hearts on February 14th, now you can give your sweetie a chocolate treat with your mug on it. Sharon Reich reports.

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It might be the ultimate in personalized Valentine's Day Gifts. Chocolates that mirror your image. Mariya Kawae plans to give her lollipop look-a-like to her husband on February 14th. SOUNDBITE: Mariya Kawae, woman who had a mould of her face created in chocolate, saying (Japanese): "I didn't think it would look so much like me. So I'm a bit surprised." To make the sweet treat Mariya's image was scanned at the KS Design Lab. Then, using a 3D printer a silicon mould of her face was created. Kana Yuasa helped her four-year-old daughter Hisoka fill a mould of her likeness with chocolaty goodness. SOUNDBITE: Kana Yuasa, woman who had a mould of her face created in chocolate, saying (Japanese): "I thought that people might find it somewhat odd. So I had her make them instead. I wanted her to give it to her dad, but apparently she's going to give it to a friend." In Japan, women traditionally give chocolates to men on February 14th. But in this case, it looks like Hisoka wants to keep her chocolatey image, all to herself.

Creepy or cute? Valentine's chocolates in the shape of your face

Tuesday, 12 Feb, 2013 - 00:59

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