Gina Vaynshteyn
Updated Apr 02, 2015 @ 1:02 pm

So, a human person created a chocolate Benedict Cumberbatch and no, this was NOT an April Fools’ joke, so you’re allowed to be genuinely excited. Sculpted from 500 melted, Belgian chocolate bars, Benedict “Chocobatch” weighs over 88 pounds, reports Mashable, and is six feet high.

Why create a life-size, chocolate version of our beloved Benedict Cumberbatch? Well, why not?

But in all seriousness, Chocobatch was built by a UKTV crew of eight people to celebrate the launch of their new drama station. Benedict is, according to a very-official poll, Britain’s “most dishiest” dramatic actors. Going with a more dapper look, the UKTV team of sculptors carved Benny in a suit and bow-tie, because becoming a chocolate man is kind of a formal occasion.

Apparently designing an edible Cumberbatch wasn’t super easy, though. Tim Simpson, one of the sculptors stated, “The striking thing about Benedict is that he’s got quite a thin face but he’s got a large head. So trying to get that look right is quite tricky.” Hey, we’re impressed.

You can watch the entire, chocolate-y process right here.

Images via Mashable