Here in Spain, you can have an entire chocolate Nativity scene, as a normal expression of commercially-tinged religious sentimentality. In fact a whole 1,450 kilo sugar Nativity Granada, in a chocolate factory in the small Andalusian town of Rute. (The other industry is anis.)
The Nativity is rather nicely put into the Court of the Lions in the Alhambra.
Saccharine would be the wrong word. Soft-centred, yes.