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My Mum has indicated (somewhat surprisingly) that she would like a chocolate-shaped dog for Christmas and since I have a doberman mold at home I have said that I would try my best.
Just a curiosity:what is the maximum you would pay for a gift like that? I looked online & saw the precise figure I have at home. Hope it doesn't cost that much to make it!

    
3D DOBERMAN PINSCHER DOG
(SOLID CHOCOLATE)

Weight: 3 lbs.
Size: 9.25" x 8"
Cost: 95.50

 

 
#1 - December 01, 2017, 05:40 AM
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I've never bought anything like that. But my best friend bought me a chocolate owl for a special birthday. It was much smaller than that dog, maybe half the size. Of course I don't know how much it cost, but I'd guess about $20-25, many years ago, in Canada.

$95 does seem very pricey. I think I might pay $50 max.
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That's US dollars, Fiona? Yeah, I wouldn't pay anything close to that--maybe $35.
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In top quality chocolate and solid, not hollow. I'd think $50 too, but chocolate is sold by weight. Godiva charges $80 for 70 ounces (4.4 lbs.) of plain chocolate bars.  Numbers are approximate. The molds take longer and may be done by hand.
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I suppose they are factoring in manual labor costs also. These things take some time to construct, but not that much time. The chocolate weighs 64oz so I presume that's where the cost comes in. Manufacturing chocolate isn't that pricey!
I've bought 26 bars x 69c but I'm budgeting for 20E max.
We'll just have to see.
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