In the Olympic Spirit of Chocolate
Posted: Aug 15 2012
Photo Credit: QZina Foods
What other chocolate achievements are there? The World’s Finest Chocolate Company, from Chicago, Illinois currently holds the record for the largest chocolate bar, made in 2011. The bar is 3 feet tall, 21 feet long, and weighs 12,290 pounds.
Photo Credit: Denver Post
Previously, Armenia held record for largest chocolate bar: a 9,702 bar was made by The Grand Candy Factory in Yerevan, honoring the company's 10-year anniversary. In January of 2010, the record for the largest mug of hot chocolate was set in New York City. Over 10,000 free servings were distributed from a 7-foot wide mug that contained a total of 487 gallons of cocoa. The Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada is home to the world's largest chocolate fountain. A total of 2,100 pounds of melted chocolate makes its way from floor to ceiling through 500 feet of pipes, 24 hours a day. Sounds (and looks) like something from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Melted milk, white, and dark chocolate flow through this complex chocolate fountain[/caption]
Finally, record for the world's largest chocolate bunny goes to South African artist Harry Johnson, who sculpted a 12 foot, 3 ton sculpture in 2010. Interestingly enough, it takes the form of the form of the Duracell Battery bunny. More information on how it was sculpted can be found at this site. So, who takes the gold? We'll leave it to the chocolate-lovers to decide, for the record.