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Κυριακή, 17 Ιανουαρίου 2010

Bigger, Better, Best Chocolate World Records!



There is a reason why we like World Records so much. It’s because it’s always all about the biggest, best, largest, most… something. So, here’s what the World Records Academy can tell us about chocolate:

-The Biggest Chocolate Crepe Cake World Record was set by Gus Kazakos in New Jersey by building a 300 pounds, 40 inches tall French crepe. The crepe was made from 120 pounds of flour, 140 eggs, 80 liters of milk, 80 pounds of chocolate, 40 pounds of bananas and 40 pounds of strawberries.

-The Biggest Chocolate Castle World Record was set by Krunoslav Budiselic in Zagreb, Croatia. The castle measured 3m (10ft.) high and was made with more than 100,000 chocolate bars, from a local producer Kras. It weighed 10 tonnes.

-The Biggest Chocolate Éclair World Record was set by The Swallow Bakery in Chichester, UK which created an 11 ft 10 inches long chocolate éclair with 8 pints of double cream and a kilo of chocolate.

-The Largest Box of Chocolates World Record was set by Thorntons Moments in London who broke the World Record by building a 16.5 ft (5m) tall and 11.5 ft (3.5m) wide box containing over 220,000 chocolates. The box weighed over 2 tonnes.

-The Largest Cup of Hot Chocolate World Record was set by the Serendipity Three Restaurant in New York, which made a 4-gallons hot chocolate for its 55th birthday: 12 pounds of cocoa powder blended with 14 different cocoas, 8 quarts of heavy cream and 1 pound of fine shaved French chocolate.

-The Largest Slab of Chocolate Fudge World Record was set by the Lansing Community in Michigan, who made a slab of fudge that weighed 5,500 pounds : 705 pounds of butter, 2,800 pounds of chocolate and 305 gallons of sweetened condensed milk.

-The World’s Largest Hershey Kiss was made in 2007 and weighed 30,540 pounds. It took 152 people and 9 days to make it and it stands 12-feet tall, 10.5 feet wide and is covered in 16,460 ft of foil.

-The World’s Biggest Chocolate Easter Egg was made by Belgian chocolate producer Guylian and it took 50,000 bars of chocolate (1950 kg of chocolate), 26 men and 525 hours in total to make it. It measured 8.32 m. high.

-There is also the World’s Largest Chocolate Fountain in Las Vegas.

-As for the World’s Largest Chocolate Bar…well, there seem to be a lot of people claiming first prize but according to the Guinness World Records, in 2007, Elah Dufour Novi in Liguria, Italy made a chocolate bar that weighed 3,580 kg.

My question is …what do they do with all this chocolate, once it starts melting???