Largest box of chocolates-world record set
by Thorntons Moments
broke the World Record for the world’s largest box of chocolates.
The giant box was created to celebrate the launch
‘moments’, the Chocolatier’s new twist-wrapped chocolates,
and unveiled to the public in London’s Leicester Square.
The box is 16.5ft tall and 11.5ft wide, containing over 220,000
Inside the worlds largest box of chocolates,
Thortons have made thousands of the individually
Specially created as a selection of everyone's
favourite chocolates, you can grab some of the soft caramels,
creamy fudges, chocolate truffles, orange crisps, crunchy
pralines or double chocolate croquants all for free.
Photo:Londoners Alaistair, 5 (left) and
Megan, 8, pull one of the huge sweets out of the box which
stands 16.5 metres tall, 5.04 metres long and 11.5 feet wide
in Leicester Square, central London.
Box vital statistics
* 5.04 metres (16.5 feet) tall and 3.5 metres (11.5
* Total box weight 4,805lbs - that's over 2 tonnes!
* Contains 220,052 individually wrapped Thorntons moments
The record breaking box is a replica of the new
Thorntons moments box, recently launched as the
perfect treat to share with friends and family.
Made using only the finest ingredients from around
the world, including West African cocoa beans and 100% cocoa
butter. In typical Thorntons style, the new moments range
offers a premium twist on individually wrapped chocolates.
The previous record for the largest box of chocolates was
set in 2002, by Marshall Field’s Frango chocolates. The box
weighed 3,226 pounds (1,204kg)