It's a Christmas tree made of chocolate!

It's a Christmas tree made of chocolate!

It's a Christmas tree made of chocolate!

First published in News

POOLE’S own Willy Wonka has constructed a two-foot high Christmas tree – made entirely of truffles.

Chocolatier Simon Rees, who works at Moni Cafe – formerly Nathans – in the High Street, spends hours of his own time creating his chocolate masterpieces at home.

The tree, made up of around 240 milk, dark and mint chocolate truffles, took the best part of a week to complete, and will be raffled for the Cash for Kids charity.

Proprietor Gordon Dodd, who owns the cafe with Monika Heinrich, said: “We don’t really go in for big, cheesy Christmas decorations here.

“We like it to be cosy instead. But we started to think we’d like a centrepiece for the window, and that’s how this all came about.

“It seemed a real waste for it only to be used for a decoration, so we’re raffling it off for a local good cause.”

The charity supports children in the area, who are financially, socially, emotionally or physically disadvantaged.

Mr Rees said: “I started making chocolate three years ago.

“I saw something on the TV and thought to myself, ‘I could do that’.

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9:30am Sun 23 Dec 12

Miss Opinionated says...

Well, that was disappointing.....
Well, that was disappointing..... Miss Opinionated
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9:40am Sun 23 Dec 12

BIGTONE says...

Took a week to complete?

Get your order in now for that wedding cake in 2014.
Took a week to complete? Get your order in now for that wedding cake in 2014. BIGTONE
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11:18am Sun 23 Dec 12

l'anglais says...

Where are the Christmas lights?
Where are the Christmas lights? l'anglais
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1:09pm Sun 23 Dec 12

muscliffman says...

A good cause, but I remain totally underwhelmed!
A good cause, but I remain totally underwhelmed! muscliffman
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8:39pm Sun 23 Dec 12

Old boybh12 says...

Stick it on my site
www.christmastreesbo
urnemouth.com lol

can we buy one
OB
Stick it on my site www.christmastreesbo urnemouth.com lol can we buy one OB Old boybh12
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10:49pm Sun 23 Dec 12

starchef01 says...

What a waste of time, give me a couple of packs of maltesers and aero balls and i will make you one in a couple of hours
What a waste of time, give me a couple of packs of maltesers and aero balls and i will make you one in a couple of hours starchef01
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