This Mazda MX-5 made from chocolate is literally a sweet ride 

Updated Feb 22, 2023 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It boasts incredible detail from the exterior and interior to the chassis. 

As if the MX-5’s following wasn’t enough, Mazda spread even more love for its two-seat roadster with a scale model confection version of the iconic convertible made of chocolate. 

Chocolate MX-5 and parts

The current Mazda MX-5 gets a one-off chocolate version in scale model form

The automaker commissioned Kenta Hasegawa, head chef at Tokyo-based patisserie Melcanhomelt/Sucretier to come up with the creation. Judging by the sugary sports car’s appearance, it portrays the fourth-generation model, specifically the RF power hardtop/targa variant. 

But that’s just the tip of the fondue, because the more amazing part is that the MX-5 was recreated with a likely unprecedented level of delicious detail, starting with the white chocolate Mazda emblem and sugar-frosted exterior lights. 

If you think that faithfully sculpting the car’s body shell (right down to the panel lines and door handles) was impressive enough, its frame is also rendered in chocolate, complete with the transmission, driveshaft, and suspension components. 

Chocolate MX-5 frame

You can see such a mouth-watering level of detail 

Even the exhaust system has been portrayed, including the catalytic converter, resonator, and muffler. Take a closer look at the chocolate tires wrapped around the multi-spoke wheels, and you’ll find the tread pattern, just as on the real thing. 

As you might guess, the cabin fixtures themselves have been separately rendered in chocolate as well. The seats are there along with the side bolsters, while the entire dashboard assembly includes the steering wheel, instrument cluster, climate control switches, air vents, and the freestanding touchscreen head unit.        

Chocolate MX-5 dashboard

Even the dashboard has been faithfully reproduced

Hasegawa might have had some help in the form of Tamiya’s Mazda Roadster RF 1/24 scale kit since the proportions are similar. It could also explain why there’s no separate model of the MX-5’s Skyactiv-G engine, but the chocolate creation is already impressive enough as it is. Just don’t ask how one would be able to handle the model delicately without smudging it, even with gloves.    

Chocolate MX-5

Will it be as good to eat as it is exhilarating to drive? 

This sweet MX-5’s shell and its components come with a larger version of the white chocolate Mazda logo, all in a white tin can complete with a lace ribbon. The only downside is that this one-off candied convertible is not for sale, and while Mazda promises that the real MX-5 will always be around, the chocolate version inevitably has a much shorter shelf life.

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Know more about Mazda MX-5 2023

Mazda MX-5

The Mazda MX-5 2023 Philippines is a 2-seater, rear-wheel-drive sports car. The soft-top version currently has five different variants for the Philippine market. These are the MX-5 SkyActiv-G 2.0 MT Black Top, the MX-5 2.0 MT Red Top, and the MX-5 2.0 AT, the Club Edition 2.0 MT, and the Club Edition 2.0 AT. Prices for the 2023 Mazda MX-5 range from Php 2,020,000 to Php 2,630,000. 

Under the hood, the Mazda MX-5 uses a 2.0-liter inline-4 gasoline engine capable of making up to 181 horsepower and 205 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to its rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission, or a six-speed automatic gearbox. 

Size-wise, the MX-5 has a length of 3,915mm, a width of 1,735mm, and a height of 1,230mm. 

Currently, the Mazda MX-5 competes against the likes of the Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ, among others. 

₱ 2,020,000 - ₱ 2,630,000

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Joseph holds a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman and has been writing professionally since 1999. He has written episodes for CNN Philippines' motoring show Drive, and has worked on corporate projects for MG Philippines and Pilipinas Shell. Aside from being Philkotse.com’s Content Lead, he also writes content for numerous car dealerships in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati, among others.

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