Don't be fooled by his glittery appearance, Chaucer the Skull is a force with which to be reckoned! His striking wit is matched only by that of his literary namesake, but (seeing as he's a pretty quiet guy), what speaks the loudest is his ability to stand out in a crowd.
So, why a skull? Well, the lovely ladies of Calliope have a desire to highlight beauty in every corner of their world. And there is something intrinsically (and perhaps inexplicably) beautiful about a symbol of the inevitability of death and the brevity of life. Okay, maybe that's too deep for the description of a glittering sugar skull mascot...Let's be real: We just think skulls are cool.