23 May 2012
Hey Suzan! Okay, so this isn't the first post I've done about Bompas & Parr, and I'm sure it won't be the last. I think I'm kind of obsessed with those guys. Their latest project has me laughing with wonder, yet again: "the world's first chocolate-based climbing wall and largest scratch-and-sniff structure", which was set up at Alton Towers theme park, which I guess is somewhere in the UK. Apparently it's a 32-foot tall Rocky biscuit bar-shaped mountain, with a 4 tonne liquid chocolate waterfall that flows at a rate of 70,000 litres per hour. And yes, people were actually able to climb it! Also featured as part of the installation was a chocolate grotto and a scratch-and-sniff seating area.What I want to know is, were you allowed to nibble on the mountain while climbing? The project was a collaboration with food technologists, roller coaster designers, engineers, fashion designers, sound designers, and climbing instructors... imagine how fun that would be! Unfortunately I'm a bit late with post actually, and the event only lasted over a few days in April – otherwise I'd be begging you to go check it out! But apparently next on their agenda is a crazy golf course with obstacles made out of cake, located on the roof of Selfridges. It opens later this month. You've got to go, Suzan! Find out more and get tickets here!