Monday, June 21, 2010
We recently read of a photo-op that occurred at the Hockey Hall of Fame promoting a new partnership between the NHL and Hershey-Canada.
Of special note was the prop present at the news conference: A Chocolate Stanley Cup.
Created for the occasion by Hershey-Canada, it was a full size replica of the Stanley Cup made out of Hershey’s chocolate.
Handmade by Canadian Sitram Sharma, master Chocolatier at Toronto’s National Club, the chocolate cup was carved from more than 150 pounds of Hershey’s chocolate. It took more than 12 hours to make a reality. True to its inspiration, it stands nearly three feet high and is a life-size relica of the real thing.
In this Journey into Hockey, we speak with Matt Lindsay, Vice President and General Manager of Hershey-Canada about the inspiration for the Cup and how it actually came to be.
BTW, there is an interesting video at You Tube showing how the Chocolate Stanley Cup was made:
Hershey’s Stanley Cup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDxBC44yguE