These 'Perfect' Chocolate Chips Were Designed By A Tesla Engineer

To describe chocolate as anything other than perfect would be both grossly untrue and incredibly offensive — it could even land you in significant trouble with the custodians of heaven. According to, chocolate was once believed to be the "food of the gods" before it obtained the far humbler status of being accessible only to people who possessed huge wads of cash.

Of course, chocolate is now a far less exclusive commodity than it was thousands of years ago, having developed through the centuries to become a delicious and convenient snack (albeit not completely guilt-free). Because of this, Insider estimates the global chocolate industry today is worth in excess of $100 billion.

Competition in such a large worldwide market is obviously intense, meaning that new chocolate innovations have to land with explosive impact in order to muscle in on the scene. And in typically bold Tesla style, one engineer at the electric car firm has now proclaimed that he has developed the ultimate chocolate chips (via New York Post).

The chocolate chips are said to have a superior taste as they melt quickly

According to the New York Post article, these superior chips are sold at San Francisco's Dandelion Chocolate where Tesla boffin Remy Labesque took a "chocolate 101" course before working with the eco car company. Ever since, he's been working on a plan that has allegedly "optimized the chocolate chip eating experience," according to the confectioner — and it's just one of 20 patents Labesque holds.

Named "facets," these high-grade chocolate chips have been shaped similar to 3D pyramids, allowing a more beneficial tongue-to-chip ratio than standard chocolate chips, as well as a near-instant release of flavor due to the ability of the chips to melt rapidly (via Fast Company). The New York Post reports that the revolutionary chips are specialized because they boast thick centers with thin edges. And, they say, the 15-degree slope of the shape "creates a glossy finish when baked."

The jury is still out on whether the chips are a success. Insider claims that the chocolate chunks did not melt as expected and appeared to have a chalky texture, whereas Reviewed concludes that the clever chips are a great improvement on traditional varieties, describing them as being "creamy" and "high quality."

If you want to try for yourself, Dandelion Chocolate sells 17.6-ounce batches, or about 142 chips, for $30.