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Gold-wrapped custom Choco-Logo chocolate bar going to the Golden Globes

Jessica Chastain, Frances McDormand, Daniel Day-Lewis and Gary Oldman could be among those sinking their teeth into the Choco-Logo Confectionary Design's premium chocolate at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards.

So might host Seth Meyers and presenters like Kerry Washington, Gal Gadot and Emma Watson.

A customized bar made by the Buffalo chocolate maker will be in gift bags handed out to the glitterati at the awards ceremony.

The 2.25 oz bar of milk chocolate will also be given out at the Grammy Awards three weeks later.

"We're really excited to be a part of a couple of events like this," said Bob Little, Choco-Logo's owner. "It's a really big deal, and a big honor to be included."

Little said he was told the gift bags were going to some of the nominees, presenters and attendees who will be gathering at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

The chocolate bar, in a custom wrapper, is being packaged with a special Blue Nun 24K Gold Edition Sparkling Wine, which contains actual gold flakes approved by the Food and Drug Administration for consumption, Little said. Blue Nun, a German company, is one of Choco-Logo's corporate clients.

The premium bar was previously made by chocolatier Dan Johnson. The mold was designed to look like a bar of gold, with the wrapper to match the sparkling wine label.

Little said 125 bars were made for each event. They're not allowed to be sold in his retail store at 141 Broadway, which has the small chocolate factory in the rear.

The company creates custom logo-branded chocolates for big and small clients, including the wrapping of embossed chocolate in a shiny foil custom label or foil-stamped box. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Choco-Logo has made creative chocolate concoctions for glitzy events before. The company created the "Waves of Change" caramel-centered bark embedded with sea salt for President Obama's first inauguration.

A shell-molded champagne truffle in an elegant Tiffany-blue box was given to Tiffany customers who made a $5,000 purchase.

"Pezzy up the Bark" – a play on the Goo Goo Dolls' "Dizzy up the Girl" – was made for Robby Takac's "Music Is Art" festival, using black chocolate, black cherries and cherry Pez. Takac – a Pez collector – and the other members of the Goo Goo Dolls were on the cover of the metal tin dressed as Pez machines.

Little, a Buffalo native, worked as a corporate attorney in Manhattan for seven years. After returning to Buffalo, he sought to leave law behind and open a business.

Little's interest in operating a chocolate company was sparked when he read an article about how Johnson, then the owner of Choco-Logo, was looking to sell the business. He wanted to return to being a chocolatier without the hassle of running a business.

Choco-Logo reopened Nov. 9 with Little as the owner and its familiar salty turtles, nutcorn, Buffalo bark, dark chocolate truffles and much more.

"It's been going great," Little said. "I was pleasantly surprised that more business and more people came back than I had dared to hope."

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