02 Mar International soccer star idolized as life-size chocolate sculpture
Thought your chocolate Easter bunny was cool? Check out this chocolate sculpture of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi complete with Ballon d’Or award! This massive hunk of chocolate weighs in at 254 pounds!
Lionel Messi is the reigning FIFA World Player of the Year, but he is now the recipient of arguably an even greater honor, thanks to an enterprising Spanish chocolatier. A pastry shop in the town of Lleida is displaying a lifesize sculpture of Messi made entirely of chocolate. At 254 pounds, the concoction weighs 72% more than the FC Barcelona soccer star himself.