CANONSBURG, Pa., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania confectioner has created a "deflategate" inspired chocolate football dubbed the "Bradie" ball in honor of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Sarris Candies in Canonsburg unveiled the chocolate creation, which is shaped like a partially caved-in football, with a picture posted to its Facebook page.
Owner Bill Sarris said the football, which is not for sale, is meant to be a joke based on a investigation into the use of under-inflated footballs during the AFC championship game, which was won by the New England Patriots.
"We just did it for something cute to post online, just for fun, to see what people do," Sarris told the Observer-Reporter.
The picture posted to Facebook bears the caption, "Net weight 13 lbs ... Oops! We meant 11.2 lbs," but Sarris said the chocolate ball actually weighs about 2 1/2 pounds.
Sarris said workers had to toss out a few failed attempts before the successful creation of the Bradie ball. He said the method used to create the chocolate ball is a secret.
"You'll have to ask the Patriots how they did it," he said. "We're not giving the secret away."