HTC Russia appears to be sending out editions of the award-winning HTC Hero made of chocolate. It's not entirely clear why the phone manufacturer has cast the handset in cocoa, but the writing on the screen indicates that it's some kind of New Year's gift.

Russian blog EnglishRussia posted the pics, saying: "HTC is advertised in Russia by chocolate copies of their cellphones. It is not quite clear where they could be taken, but some lucky ones receive them as messenger delivery at home".

The phone appears to be exactly the same size and shape as a real HTC Hero, but sadly not quite as functional. Still, we expect it'll be delicious...