Gallery: BOOM! A Political Statement in the Form of Chocolate


Mexico is one of the largest producers of cacao in the world, cultivating this ancient currency for over three millennia. But while it’s the birthplace of chocolate, any production of this lucrative product domestically remains quite scarce. Designed by Héctor Galván, founder of Mexico City-based design studio Omlette, BOOM! is a tasty bit of artillery-shaped political commentary that aims to educate Mexican locals on the economic potential that lies in producing chocolate as purely, organically and domestically as once before.

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  3. rodimunch June 2, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I think they do know how to temper their chocolate is just that you do not appreciate what they really mean to do.

  4. ATanzer April 25, 2010 at 3:47 am

    They need to learn how to temper their chocolate, really. If those were shiny, like properly tempered chocolate, they’d be so much more amazing.

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