Think twice before biting the head off of this chocolate rabbit. You may inadvertently swallow a small fortune.
Created by world-renowned confectioner and former chef décor of Harrods, Martin Chiffers in collaboration with the company 77 Diamonds, the "World's Most Extravagant Chocolate Easter Bunny" features two dazzling, 1.7-carat diamonds for eyes, gold-leaf painted eggs and will set back holiday celebrants a whopping $49,000.
“I’m delighted to be working with 77 Diamonds on such a glamorous item which is certainly a culinary phenomenon," said Chiffers in a statement. "Whilst I am very accustomed to teaching about and creating extravagant luxury chocolate pieces, incorporating diamonds is a first!”
Standing almost 15 inches high and weighing 11 pounds, the rabbit, which will be made to order, takes two days to carve from a solid block of 75 percent Tanzanian chocolate before the diamonds are set and the Easter eggs are decorated with gold leaf. Creators estimate the festive confection contains 548,000 calories.
But if the thought of consuming something so rich in a single day doesn't suit your taste, fear not.
The statue "can be preserved for two years, as long as the temperature is regulated to around 16 degrees," according to its creators.
The bunny can be purchased exclusively through VeryFirstTo, which will also offer bespoke versions with different-colored diamonds and gems, or less-expensive stones. A donation of $1,493 is made to The Prince’s Trust charity for every rabbit purchased.