Happy Easter, Cumberbros.
Instead of another edible rabbit, fandom is receiving a life-sized chocolate Benedict Cumberbatch. The British treat comes as part of UKTV’s debut, where the new network polled audiences on who was Britain’s "dishiest" TV drama actor. After a close race, the Sherlock actor bested Homeland’s Damien Lewis and Doctor Who's David Tennant.
To create the "Chocobatch," a team of confectioners melted down 500 bars of chocolate—roughy 40,000 grams--before pouring the molten goodnes into a digitally-rendered scuplt of Cumberbatch's likeness. The chocolate Cumberbatch will make his public debut on April 3, Good Friday, in Stratford, England. Chocobatch’s safety from Cumberbros and Cumberbabes is far from guaranteed.
While not quite as sweet as his milk chocolate iteration, the real Benedict Cumberbatch will satisfy our comic book cravings as Doctor Strange in Marvel’s Doctor Strange in November 2016.