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Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Biggest Chocolate Bar in The World

The World's Biggest Chocolate BarArmenian company Grand Candy broke the Guinness World Record for biggest chocolate bar weighing 4410 kilogramms.

YEREVAN, Armenia – When one thinks of the world centres in the art of chocolate-making the countries that spring to mind are Belgium and Switzerland. But Armenia?

The tiny country sandwiched between Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran and Georgia has just produced the world's biggest chocolate bar.

The World's Biggest Chocolate Bar 2Reporters make images of a huge chocolate bar produced by the Grand Candy factory in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010.

It was made by Grand Candy factory in Yerevan, the capital of the former republic of the Soviet Union, and contains all natural ingredients, including 70 percent cocoa mass from Ghana. The chocolate bar is 224 inches (560 centimeters) long, 110 inches (275 centimeters) wide and 10 inches (25 centimeters) thick.

Guinness World Record's representative Elizabeth Smith presented the factory owner Karen Vardanyan with an official certificate during a ceremony Saturday (Sept. 11, 2010). She said she was glad to witness what she described as an 'incredible event'.

Karen Vardanyan said that the 9,702-pound (4,410-kilogram) chocolate bar was produced to mark the 10th anniversary of the company. He said it will be divided up and handed out Oct. 16, 2010.

The World's Biggest Chocolate Bar 3A candy factory worker chops small pieces of chocolate for people to taste.

Vardanyan pointed out that this is the first officially registered Guinness record in industry in Armenia over the last 20 years. According to the Guinness terms, the bar is 70% made from natural primary products – 500kg of cocoa beans and 300kg of powdered sugar. The record-setter bar will be kept in special conditions. He said that an average consumer will take 450 years to eat such a bar.

The previous record was held by Italy in October 2007 with choco bar that weighed 3,580 kilograms.

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