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Bakers in Xi’an prepare chocolate army for Christmas

Updated: Nov 24,2014 2:18 PM

With Christmas just a month away, a hotel in north China’s Shaanxi province has decided to put a Chinese spin to the holiday season.

Look closely, these stoic warriors should be familiar to you. And yet, far from the Terracotta version buried with the first Qin emperor, this army is made of Belgian chocolate.

About 300 of these chocolate warriors stand in tight formation in a Xi’an hotel lobby, proudly donning Santa hats. Bakers decided to combine Chinese history with Christmas decoration, and spent 10 days on their chocolate army. And here’s a photo of the real Terracotta Warriors. Can you tell which are real and which are sweet?