Largest black chocolate bar: world record set by Peruvian pastry chefs (VIDEO)
LIMA, Peru -- A group of Peruvian pastry chefs made in Lima a giant black chocolate bar with nuts, which covered an area of 21 square meters and with a thickness of five centimeters, thus setting the new world record for the Largest black chocolate bar with nuts, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: The mammoth chocolate bar was made using more than two tons of pure cocoa, nearly 400 gallons of milk, 1500 pounds of sugar, 44 pounds of chestnuts and walnuts, and 66 gallons of water. Chocolatiers from all over Peru raised 250,000 Peruvian soles, or nearly $97,000, for the project and worked 8 hours straight to make the bar. (enlarge photo)
The teachers of the Association of Producers and Entrepreneurs Pasteleros of Peru took about eight hours to work with more than one ton of cocoa to make the bar, seven meters long and three meters wide, which also included more than 20 kilos of chestnuts and walnuts of the pecan variety.
Chef Juan Carlos Lopez, leader of the Association of Pastries of Peru, explained that producing a bar of that dimensions required an investment of more than 250,000 soles (about 97,000 U.S. dollars).
The chocolate bar was distributed in portions to children and participants at a chocolate fair held in front of the Lima Park Campo de Marte.
The world's largest chocolate bar by weight was created in the United Kingdom in 2011. It measured 4 by 4 by 0.35 metres and weighed 5.7 tonnes.
The largest bar by area was made in Slovenia in 2016, and covered an area of more than 142 square metres.