The world’s biggest chocolate bar breaks a world record while making a point about healthy eating
Students in Chicago marvel at the huge chunk of chocolate. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)
Good luck eating this candy bar! The Chicago-based company World's Finest Chocolate has just unveiled its latest creation: a 12,290-pound slab of chocolate.
Guinness World Records has declared it to be the largest chocolate bar in existence. It outweighs the last record holder—a 9,722-pound monster—by more than a ton.
And making "The World's Largest Chocolate Bar" was no easy task. The chocolaty mound's ingredients include 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. What a mouthful!
The colossal piece of candy is a massive version of World's Finest Chocolate's regular milk chocolate bar with almonds. Schools and other organizations often sell the bars to raise money.
However, World's Finest Chocolate plans to use its creation to educate kids about healthy eating. For the next few weeks, the company will be taking it on tour to American schools as part of a program called "Think Big, Eat Smart."
CEO Eddie Opler explained the strange pairing of healthy eating and excessive chocolate. "We purposely made this bar to be an example of ‘portion distortion,'" he said in a statement. In other words, in a healthy diet, a little chocolate goes a long way. "We're committed to educating families about eating right and staying active and doing it in a fun and engaging way," he said. That is, if nobody eats the chocolate bar first.