Largest Chocolate Truffle: Sweet Shop USA breaks Guinness world record (VIDEO)
MOUNT PLEASANT, TX, USA -- A Mount Pleasant chocolate manufacturer succeeded in breaking the Guinness World Record for "Largest Chocolate Truffle"; the Sweet Shop USA made a chocolate truffle weighing 2,368 lbs., measures 3'5' tall and is 12'2" in diameter, thus setting the new world record for Largest Chocolate Truffle, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Sweet Shop USA had to beat a truffle weighing 1,768 pounds and 2 ounces. The company trounced the old record and weighed in their truffle at 2,368.5 pounds. Photo: Sweet Shop USA (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the largest chocolate truffle weighted 802 Kg (1,768 lb 2 oz) and was achieved by Mirco Della Vecchia, Andrea Andrighetti, Rimini Fiera, Fabbri 1905, Icam and Martellato (all Italy) at the Sigep Fair in Rimini, Italy on 21 January 2012.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest chocolate bar mosaic; it is 18.35 m² (197.52 ft²) made with 1,500 bars of white chocolate and red coloured white chocolate (strawberry flavoured) by employees of MySwissChocolate.ch (Switzerland) at Zurich Airport, Switzerland, on Valentine's Day, 14 February 2011.
Sweet Shop USA is a privately-owned chocolate manufacturer dedicated to preserving the craft of American handmade chocolates.
Founded in Fort Worth, TX in 1972, the 80,000-square-foot factory makes Sweet Shop USA Mount Pleasant location is the largest handmade chocolate factory in the country.
In order to qualify, the truffle needed to be prepared in the traditional manner and be kept hygienic throughout the entire process.
Sweet Shop USA has received national recognition for creating over 100 varieties of handmade pieces including various Truffles.