|This Teapot Made Of Chocolate Doesn’t Melt When Filled With Hot Water|
They had to prove that the “nothing is more useless than a pot of chocolates” statement. And they managed to conquer the challenge. So, how exactly did he and his team come up with a heat-resistant pot of tea? It turns out that it all depends on the type of chocolate chosen.
Costello and his team chose dark chocolate with a cacao density level of 65 percent, because the low fat content will make it more resistant to heat. Once they had the raw material ready for use, they carried out a series of experiments to determine the right thickness level for making the teapot lining.
They spent about six weeks planning it, and had experimented with different shapes and different types of chocolate, before they finally found the perfect formula.
“We need to determine the level of thickness of the chocolate so that it can withstand the heat of the water,” said Castello, as reported by odditycentral.
They started experimenting with balloons. They dip a small balloon in some kind of prepared chocolate and then dry it. The process was repeated several times, until they found how many layers were needed to make a teapot that could withstand hot water temperatures.
“If you get the right thickness of chocolate, the temperature of the water going in will go down little by little, and then it retains the heat inside so it doesn’t leak, it doesn’t melt,” he added.
Another challenge that Costello and his team had to face was deciding the size of the hole at the top of the teapot. The small holes will produce more steam, so they end up making the holes larger than a regular teapot.
Next, they created a teapot mold out of silicone, and then filled the mold with melted chocolate. They shake the mold to get rid of any air bubbles trapped inside. Again, they repeat the process until they reach the desired number of layers.
Costello says that the process of making a pot of chocolate from start to finish takes about two and a half hours. He also revealed that when they first used the chocolate teapot, they thought that the tea they put in the teapot would be mixed with the rest of the melted chocolate, but that wasn’t the case at all.