In 1930, Milton Hershey created the first milk chocolate bar. It’s a sure bet he never imagined chocolate bars weighing six tons! But that is just what happened at the World’s Finest Chocolate factory on September 14, 2011.
Let’s Bring it Back to the U.S.
The Chicago company is known for its fund-raising candies is also hoping to make it into the “Guinness Book Of Records” for the “Worlds Largest Candy Bar.” Currently, the record is held by an Armenia company called “Grand Candy Factory.” Their 2010 bar weighed in at 9,722 pounds and was 224 inches long by 110 inches wide.
To kick off their Think Big Eat Smart tour, the candy manufacturer not only beat the Armenian record, they blew it away! The bar measures 3 feet high and 21 feet long. It weighs in at 12,000 pounds. The recipe: 1,200 pounds of almonds, 5,500 pounds of sugar, 2,000 pounds of milk powder, 1,700 pounds of cocoa butter and 1,400 pounds of chocolate liquor.
A Boost to the War on Childhood Obesity
The bar is a supersized version of the company’s best selling milk chocolate Almond Bar that school children across the country sell for $1. World’s Finest plans to take the bar on the road in hopes of raising awareness of childhood obesity and will use the huge bar to demonstrate ‘portion distortion.’
photos courtesy of createmychocolate.com & dogonnews.com