Longest chocolate structure: Chocolate train sets world record (VIDEO)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The 2,755-pound chocolate sculpture, by Maltese chocolate artist Andrew Farrugia, on display at Brussels South station, measures about 112 feet 112 long and weighs 1,250kg ( almost three thousand pounds) - setting the new world record for the Largest chocolate sculpture,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The world's longest chocolate train is 112ft long, weighs 1,250kg and took more than 700 hours to construct. The sculpture, constructed by Maltese chocloate-artist Andrew Farrugia, is on display at a railway station in Brussels. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the tallest chocolate sculpture is a 10-metre-tall (32 ft 9.7 in) Christmas tree created by Patrick Roger (France) in Sceaux, France. The sculpture weighs 4,000 kg (8,818 lb 7.84 oz) and took a month to create.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the tallest chocolate Easter egg; it measured 10.39 m (34 ft 1.05 in) and had a circumference of 19.6 m (64 ft 3.65 in) at its widest point and was made by Tosca (Italy).
Farrugia, who spent more than 700 hours on the sculpture, said he decided to create the world's longest chocolate train after visiting the Belgian Chocolate Festival in Bruge last year.
"I had this idea for a while, and I said what do you think if we do this realization of a long chocolate train, you know, because a train you can make it as long as you like," Farrugia said.
"Actually it was going to be much smaller than it was, but I kept on adding another wagon, and another wagon, and it's the size it is today."