Chocolate pencils by Nendo

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Japanese designers Nendo have created chocolate pencils for Tokyo patissier Tsujiguchi Hironobu.

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The pencils come with a sharpener so chocolate shavings can be grated on top of pastries and desserts.

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Here's a bit of text from Nendo:

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Chocolate-pencils is a collaboration with patissier Tsujiguchi Hironobu, the mastermind behind popular dessert shops like Mont St. Claire and Le Chocolat de H. Tsujiguchi created a new dessert based on his impression of Nendo after conversations with us, and we designed new tableware for them.

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We wanted our plates to show off the beauty of meals and desserts like a painting on a canvas. Based on this idea, our "chocolate pencils" come in a number of cocoa blends that vary in intensity, and chocophiles can use the special "pencil sharpener" that comes with our plate to grate chocolate onto their dessert.

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Pencil filings are usually the unwanted remains of sharpening a pencil but in this case they're the star!

Photographs by H-STYLE/FG-MUSASHI

  • tommi

    luvly touched

  • j.

    for all of the people out there who enjoy chewing on the end of their pencil, but hate that rubber eraser aftertaste…

  • greg

    Sorry but I don’t see the “creative” link between sharpening pencils and a chocolate dessert degustation ?

    The gesture seems too laborious to me and conjures up images of “office life” paper clips, photocopies etc.

    Maybe Crayons would have been a more fun starting point : )

  • tylerpole

    Outstanding idea! Congratulations Nendo.

  • Me

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • http://- morten

    sweet and sharp at the same time. Just give me the 256 color tones in a box set and we are set to go.

  • http://www.homerejuvenation.blogspot.com Stan

    Sorry, it conjures up images of lead pencils and I’m not sure I can stomach this. And like what greg said, the ‘link’ is a little far-fetched. Nevertheless, Nendo still stands as one of the most innovative designers at the moment.

  • zuy

    Fast design ?… did you see the sketches on nendo site?
    starck works like this=> see wood cake for Lenotre…1 mn 1 idea…ok other client?

  • http://deco-design.biz Jo Yana

    I love it !!!

    Jo Yana
    http://deco-design.biz

  • STrab

    Smart & irresistible!

  • http://www.sherxr.blogspot.com Sherxr

    Simply Brilliant! I probably just need 3. Dark, milk and white chocolate. But what’s stopping me from chewing those yummy pencils?? MMMM

  • zuy

    Jo Yana are you french? Do you know some chocolate design in Paris?

  • cp

    fantastic

  • quarlatee

    it’s a process – transferred and applied to another material, in this case food.

    and it’s a link between material processes for two different purposes… of chocolate shavings as decoration which has been done for years and of creating those shavings by sharpening a stick/otherwise recognised as a pencil.

    Clever stuff, simple reference. nicely done.
    yum

  • http://deco-design.biz Jo Yana

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    Jo Yana
    Déco-Design

  • Nisa

    I want one! It looks brilliant, cool stuff.

  • jinx

    when I heard chocolate pencils I thought that they’re gonna be half real half chocolate, than it will be helpful in learning: I always eat pencils while learning so chocolate would be energyzing and I wouldn’t eat rubber…but anyway mniam mniam

  • Spiffy

    Chocolate cigarettes, chocolate crayons, and now chocolate pencils. Such a cool idea although in practice I’m not sure how functional. For any one who’s ever shaved chocolate before you’d know how much of chore it is to do so. Thus a very clever design for participating chocolate enthusiasts. You’d need cold hands when handling them though otherwise ‘hello chocolate-pencil-fondue’ … bit like a leaking pen really! Hmm perhaps half the fun?

  • kayenne

    brilliant touch! and i love the plate!

  • lilly titcombe

    i want some where can u get some can u send free samples

  • screwdarules

    hmmm………. chocolate………
    is there anywhere i can get free samples? say 100 cases?

  • http://yahoo chocoman

    plz get some t’s and c’s so i can use the chocolate pencil image

  • joe

    Wouldn’t the pencils melt in your hand as you held them?

  • MoE

    can be used to write?

  • Victoria

    That is the frackingest awesome thing i have ever seen in my entire life!!!!!!! i mean you could just be sittin in class and be like hey im hungry then take a bite out of my pencil!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.bebo.com/Rachi_Ehm_1997 Rachel

    wow that is amazing i wouldnt mind a chocolate pencil i would be chewing it all day lol amazing

  • http://AOL Alex

    Yummy! They sound really cool! I mean, most people chew their erasers in class, but only a select few could chew chocolate in class! Can you draw with them, too?

  • http://www.osteriadelcardinale.it Axel

    Hello, somebody knows where they are available? I want to purchase them!
    Thank you for reply
    Axel

  • jas

    thats cooooooooooooooool :) im sure ALL choccy lovers will jump at the chance to have chocolate pencils!!!! i certainly will does anybody know where you can buy them?????

  • Carm

    Im a Fan!! I love the idea!! I love chocolate! =)

  • e.a

    yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!lol i absolutly adorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrree CHOCOLATE!!!:) If they sell them in england… IMMMMMMMMMMMM GETTTTTTTTTTTINGGGGG LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!
    =]=]=]=]]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]=]!!!!!! PLEEEEEEEEEEEASE SEND THEM TO BLACKBURNNNNNN!!!!! IM A CHOCOHOLIC!!! P.S HOW MUCH ARE THEY ?

  • donna

    yumm, i would probably eat themmm!!!!

  • choccie

    I luv the idea, can u plz tell me where to get them and how much r they coz my mum luvs chocolate desserts and she luvs making them and these would be gr8 4 her bday prezzie. Thnx. xoxoxox

  • louise

    i’ll take three thousand

  • http://www.marketingting.com SUE MURPHY

    Hum soo delicously romantic :) feel like writing and writing and…

  • Pauline

    That’ll be so handy! It’ll be much easier to make chocolate shavings. I hate knifes, what if I cut myself?

  • http://bradleybowers.tumblr.com/ Bradley B.

    I am super late . . . but this is fantastic . . . Nendo strikes again!

  • Zoom

    Nice! I like to chew pencils (?) but this… Yummy!:D

  • CHOCOLATEADDICT

    YOU SHOULD TOTALLY LOOK INTO MAKING EDIBLE PAPER.THOSE LOOK SODA-LICIOUS!

  • http://google chocolatelove

    yummy i will be like in the middle of the class .
    i need chocolate hey i can eat my pencil even though it sounds wrong

  • http://www.thechocolategiftplace.com Kinise

    I love the "novelty"of the chocolate pencils– but I see the practicality too– I bake– alot, and I don't always employ the latest technologically advanced cooking utensils- so I get out my "rough" on the knuckles grater and end up with 1020 small chunks of choclate at the end. I think placing dessert on the table and allowing everyone to chose their chocolate and grate themselves is "funky" and would add a sweet little twist to any dessert experience.

  • http://www.addicted2chocolate.net Cynthia

    Are these available for purchase?