The Art of Darkness


March 28th, 2012 by Cobwebs

Absinthe Skull PopIf Willy Wonka ever decided to set up shop in Hell, I’m fairly sure the result would be something like Cryptocurium.

They’re custom candymakers based in New Jersey, and their “handmade edible art” takes its themes from strange legends and macabre fiction. They’ve gotcher Chocolate Aztec Sacrificial Hearts, Absinthe-Flavored Lollipops, and Gummy Cthulhus right here, pal.

They have a whole range of Lovecraft-themed lollipops, in shapes ranging from the Necronomicon to Nyarlathotep (he’s raspberry-flavored, in case anyone was wondering). Their Chocolate Skulls come in four varieties, including “Spicy Xocolatl,” and although they aren’t quite life-size they’re about the size of a baseball and surprisingly inexpensive.

The one that really blows my mind, though, is their Edible Vampire Hunter Kit, which includes hard-candy bottles of holy water and holy oil, a fabulously-detailed miniature chocolate bible, a dark chocolate crucifix, white chocolate garlic, and three milk chocolate wooden stakes. Yowza.

I can’t find anything on their site about whether they ship internationally or not, but for folks in the U.S. there’s still time to order before Easter. (If you don’t think an Easter basket filled with candy Shoggoths wouldn’t be hilarious, you may be on the wrong blog.)

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4 Responses

  1. xJane Says:

    That heart reminded me of this (which, incidentally, is what happens when you allow law students arts and crafts). In my defense, it was Valentines and so I made a heart. I may or may not have screamed “KALIMAH!!!” in the middle of the library as this photo was being taken.

  2. Sisifo Says:

    I kind of just want to hold the heart in my hands until it starts to melt, and then take a bite and let the melted chocolate get all over my face. Why does Halloween have to be so far away?

  3. Jason McKittrick Says:

    Thanks so much for the feature!

    We do indeed ship internationally. Anyone interested can contact us through the website for shipping rates.


  4. Ghoul Friday Says:

    It was the Vampire hunter kit that caught my attention as well. Pretty awesome. And good to know they ship internationally as well ;)

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