World's Biggest Chocolate Bar Conveys An Even Bigger Message

By Meera Dolasia on September 16, 2011

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Chicago-based World's Finest Chocolate, is now also the proud creator of the World's largest chocolate bar! Measuring almost 3ft. high and 21ft. long, the cocoa concoction weighs a whopping 12,000 lbs. To put it in perspective, that's the same weight as 120,000 Hershey's chocolate bars or, 24,500 Big Macs!

Far surpassing the previous record set last year by an Armenian company with a bar that weighed 9,722 pounds, the cocoa treat contains 1,200 lbs of almonds, 5,500 lbs of sugar, 2,000 lbs of milk powder, 1,700 lbs of cocoa butter and 1,400 lbs of chocolate liquor!

What's more astonishing than the size of the candy bar, is the company's reason for creating it. It was not to showcase their candy, get into the record books or, sell it to the highest bidder but - And here's the  real doozy - To teach kids about portion control!

Their new campaign entitled 'Think big, eat smart' aims to teach young children about moderation and how to have a healthy relationship with food. So where does the giant candy bar fit in? According to company officials, it was created largely, to grab the attention of young kids and make the message memorable.

The company is currently lugging the giant bar to schools in seven mid-west cities to try spread their message about eating everything in moderation - Which means that this candy bar can be shared by 209,350 people, if they all ate the recommended 'moderated' portion of one ounce each.

Resources: npr.org, sun.co.uk

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  • yumSunday, May 1, 2016 at 3:15 pm
    yum
    • boring123'Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 9:53 am
      chocolate is my favorite treat
      • puppylady
        puppyladyMonday, April 4, 2016 at 7:09 am
        I need that chocolate to live
        • katz
          katzTuesday, March 15, 2016 at 10:28 pm
          Thanks for desert!
          • bluelillian
            bluelillianSaturday, March 12, 2016 at 7:13 am
            nom nom nom ITS ALL MINE
            • katz
              katzTuesday, March 15, 2016 at 10:28 pm
              NO MINE!!!
            • myrtyllexi
              myrtyllexiFriday, March 11, 2016 at 11:26 am
              awsome
              • starfireMonday, February 29, 2016 at 1:17 pm
                yes i agree the choclate is the cool
                • If...Monday, February 15, 2016 at 2:37 pm
                  I feel bad for the girl in that picture
                  • coolanime
                    coolanimeFriday, February 5, 2016 at 4:38 pm
                    The chocolate is cool the is ok also
                    • EhWednesday, February 3, 2016 at 8:17 am
                      This was a very instresting article but that video eeeesh! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! dancing at all I am eating chocolate right now PS. dont do the dancing part!

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