Gruesome Soho chocolate shop opens to celebrate the launch of Diablo IV game

Diablo IV chocolate skulls

Calling gamers with a taste for gore-met candy: a chocolate emporium featuring creatures and weapons made entirely from chocolate has opened In London to mark the release of Diablo IV, the hellish new instalment of the hugely popular game series

This is a whole new spin on dark chocolate!

The pop-up is named after Diablo IV’s main protagonist, Lilith, the titular demon of the fantasy series.

Chocolatier and sculptor extraordinaire Sarah Hardy, of The Edible Museum, has created an array of choc sculptures for the promotion. We went to the opening and reckon you’ll need a strong stomach – and a sense of humour.

What appears to be a high-end chocolate emporium, is actually an 18-rated art exhibition…

The quality and detail of finish of the sculptures is extraordinary. A disemboweled Treasure Goblin takes centre stage, surrounded by an assortment of skulls, bones, runes and weaponry.

To show just what the sculpts look like in their unpainted form, a choccy Goatman bust glares at visitors passing by.

There’s also an immersive experience, entered via a confessional booth, that summons up Lilith herself – and if you’re really lucky, you might even see some wolves.

Visitors can also descend into a candle-lit gaming area, in the stock room of the shop, to get hands on with the title. Look closely, and you’ll spot a Diablo-themed Xbox One in the gloom.

Products on sale include life-sized chocolate human skulls and femur bones, Demon Hearts and even chocolate runes! Prices start at £6.66 (naturally), with 100 per cent of sales benefitting SpecialEffect, a gaming charity which transforms the lives of people with physical challenges.

Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo IV is available on Windows PC, Xbox and PlayStation from June 6. Lilith & Co can be found at 15 Bateman Street, London, W1D 3AQ. It’s open June 3 – 4, midday – 6pm. Not for the faint of heart, only those over 18 years old will be admitted.

Don’t say you haven’t been warned.

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