Yes, the title is correct, there really is a chocolate brand that makes and sells candy that looks like a human butthole. “Edible Anus” Belgian chocolates are handmade in the UK and the company claims its brown star mold comes from a sphincter model whose trunk is as fine as the chocolates themselves. They believe their anus range of confections can “dissolve cultural boundaries of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation”. You can get them on Amazon and, as you can see from the pictures below, people actually are buying and eating them. We truly live in an amazing time!
So what’s the story behind this unusual treat? The “Edible Anus” first saw the light of day in 2006 when the London artist, Magnus Irvin, made a range of them in multi-coloured chocolate to present in an exhibition. It was at the ensuing show that he met and formed a partnership with Mr Ritzema, a tall man of Dutch desent. Since then the two of them have worked together to make the magic happen in your mouth… and anus.
Initially Mr Irvin tried to cast his own anus with messy and disastrous results. Whilst explaining his failure to a chance acquaintance at a bus stop he was gratified to find that his fellow bus passenger was willing to allow him to cast her anus. The job was done in just over half an hour later that afternoon and all subsequent anuses have been based on this casting. The person who kindly donated her service has no idea that her anus has now gone global. She truly is an unsung hero of our times.
If this mouth-watering origin story made you crave some chocolate, you can get “Edible Anus” candy on Amazon… or you can purchase it as a gift with an added bonus to watch grandma’s face light up as she unwraps a homely selection of chocolate cracks. The perfect gift for all the family!