Artists love chocolate guns

Taiwanese artist Tu Wei-Cheng created a candy shop filled with chocolate guns, grenades and military vehicles.

I guess these conceptual artists think they are being edgy or something. In time another artist is sure to do one better and setup with their own faux candy shop but filled with real guns, which I would find just as scary as a shop filled with jellybeans. If I was going to create something edgy, I would create a faux candy shop with hidden speakers that played sounds of guns being loaded and cocked. To this day I still get a chill down my spine when someone standing behind me in a gun shop pumps a pump action shotgun. Scariest sound ever.

[ Many thanks to Jaanus for emailing us the link. ]

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • Mike

    “I still get a chill down my spine when someone standing behind me in a gun shop pumps a pump action shotgun. Scariest sound ever.”
    Yeah, the sound of an idiot that’s probably going to cause an ND is pretty scary.

    • RocketScientist

      Not criticizing your comment, but just asking for clarification: so are you saying the only people to cycle shotguns in gun stores are idiots who cannot safely handle firearms?

      • Mike

        No, but it’s hardly a responsible behavior.

      • Jason Still

        @Mike: I have to disagree. As a kid I got my first shotgun for Christmas one year (Mossberg pump action 20g, don’t remember the model), and that morning my dad and I went out back to fire a few rounds, with plans to go hunting later or the next day. Chambered a round, fired, then the next round got hung when I pumped it. It ended up that it would always misfeed unless you were extremely forceful and with both the pull back and the push forward (much more so than the borrowed 20g I’d been hunting with, that was much looser). We got it fixed eventually, but a few cyclings of dummy rounds in the store would have meant an even better Christmas morning (I was still pretty excited anyway).

    • 6677

      And why would the firearm be loaded? Seems a stupid idea to me. Of course recklessly assuming that its not loaded is also a bad idea.

  • CinSC

    Toying around with the idea of guns has been a staple in the arts world for some time. Sculptures made out of chopped up guns, gun popsicles, chocolate guns, etc. The most famous is probably the huge Colt with the knotted barrel in front of the UN building in New York.

    Installations like this one may ostensibly be ‘edgy’ in their intent, but I think these guys secretly wish they could have the real thing without all the guilty feelings.

    Journalists will occasionally make forays into the gun world when they write a piece about their trip to a gun range. It’s like the guy who goes to the strip club, and out of guilt says he’s just doing it anthropologically; to see what it’s like. Yeah, right. 😉

    • Ripley

      “I think these guys secretly wish they could have the real thing”

      I’d like to try a functional knotted “non-violence” Colt 🙂

      • CinSC

        “I’d like to try a functional knotted “non-violence” Colt ”

        An early prototype of the CornerShot.

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  • NI Shooter

    The reason you get a chill from hearing the racking of a pump on a shotgun is because it’s your body’s natural reaction of the “fight or flight” instinct, it’s about on par for fear factor as a lion’s roar, so in other words you don’t need a loaded shotgun to scare someone off, but the shells most certainly help 😀

  • Lance

    I like the chocolate F-15 myself.

  • Bob Z Moose

    What’s this? “Love is war”? Oh, cliched artists….