Mask-wearing chocolate Santas are huge hit for Hungarian confectioner

A tiny chocolate Santa wearing a marzipan face mask has a Hungarian confectioner raking in the cash, Reuters reported.

Laszlo Rimoczi had simply wanted to raise the spirits of chocoholics down in the dumps about COVID-19. Instead, sweet tooths worldwide went wild, snowing him under in online orders.

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Rimoczi has so many orders that he had to streamline his design. Now, he makes about 100 jolly old St. Nicks a day in his workshop about 45 miles south of Budapest.

Hungarian confectioner Laszlo Rimoczi says customers love his chocolate Santas and their marzipan masks.
(Reuters/Bernadett Szabo)

First, he shapes the body out of gluten-free Italian chocolate. Then comes the sugary almond mask.

“I think by the time Santa comes he will have to wear a mask because Santa has to show a good example to people,” Rimoczi told Reuters.

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This article originally appeared in the New York Post.