Calling all chocoholics! A London hotel has just created your dream room: a boudoir made entirely out of chocolate.
From the edible 'Do not disturb' sign (pictured, top) to the chocolate slippers (pictured above), and white chocolate flowers, nearly 100kg of Callebaut chocolate was used to create the delectable room at London's five-star Cavendish Hotel
Designed with the help of students from Westminster Kingsway College, there's even a chocolate teapot and edible duvet cover.
One lucky competition winner got the chance to sleep in the room and eat their way around it in the morning.
Neil Braude, hotel manager at the Cavendish, said: "What could be more fun than waking up feeling a bit peckish and being able to munch your way through the do not disturb sign? Or taking a nibble out of the flowers?"
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