Dec 18, 2013 8:10 PM by Alyse Rzemek
HOUSTON (AP) - Santa Claus has come to town in Houston and he's sweeter than your average holiday fellow.
A Houston hotel has created a half-ton dark chocolate sculpture of Santa Claus in a chair, complete with elves.
Pastry experts at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston used dark chocolate and a special chocolate dough to fashion the exhibit, which is on display until Dec. 30.
Hotel spokeswoman Tere Perry says the project cost about $5,000 worth of chocolate and 400 hours in work.
Officials estimate the chocolate adds up to more than 2.4 million calories.