Chocolate-covered Peyton Manning makes mouth-watering debut

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- A Longmont artist who worked on a one-of-a-kind sculpture for more than 18 months debuted his tasty sculpture Saturday.

Tim King  spent more than 450 hours working on the larger-than-life version of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning by hand. It has become known as the world’s largest chocolate-covered bust of Manning.

The mouth-watering bust made its debut to the public at the second annual Choctoberfest  in Broomfield on Saturday.

The event featured about 35,000 chocolate samples, chocolate pudding eating contest, chocolate aerial apple bobbing and chocolate happy hour with Grammy-nominated singer Nadya Hill.

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Chocolate Peyton was one of the largest sculptures King has done, he said, and the first painted with chocolate.

King said he will remove the chocolate from the bronzed bust and will put it up for sale in coming weeks.