Author/web developer/chocolatier Mario Lung combined two unlikely ingredients--Dungeons & Dragons dice and chocolate--into one popular whole. In 2012, he embarked on a Kickstarter campaign with a goal of $900 and netted $16,000.
"The shape really resonates," Lung says, highlighting the 20-sided die as his most popular. The concept emerged during a role-playing campaign when a player feigned a die ingestion in 2009. "I said, 'You can't eat that,'" Lung recalls. His sage advice proved an a-ha moment, and now he makes chocolate dice for the retail market as well as weddings and other events. Next up: chocolate chess sets and chocolate tech gadgets. $7.99 to $9.99 for a set of six chocolate dice.
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Also available at numerous came and hobby stores in Colorado.