Patrick Roger re-creates the Berlin Wall -- in chocolate!
How do you mark the 30th anniversary of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall?
Well, if you're cutting-edge French chocolatier Patrick Roger, you create a life-size replica of the wall -- all made of chocolate! -- and proceed to smash it. And that is exactly what he did this past week in front of his store in Paris.
Constructed with some 400 pounds of chocolate, the replica was decorated with graffiti like that seen on the the real wall before it was torn down -- words such as "Freedom!" and "I am a Berliner!" in German.
With a few well-placed smashes of the hammer, Roger made quick work of the wall, breaking it into pieces and distributing the chocolate fragments to onlookers.