Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Largest Chocolate Sculpture: Qzina Specialty Foods sets world record (PICS)
IRVINE, Calif., USA -- To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Qzina Specialty Foods has broken a Guinness World Record for building the largest chocolate sculpture; the sculpture models an ancient Mayan temple and weighs 18,239 pounds - setting the new world record for the Largest Chocolate Sculpture,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The World's Largest Chocolate Sculpture is modeled after an ancient Mayan temple and weighs 18239 pounds. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the largest chocolate sculpture weighed 4,870 kg (10,736.5 lb), measured 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) in height, 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) in width and 1.2 m ( 3 ft 11 in) in depth and was created by Mirco Della Vecchia (Italy).
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the tallest chocolate sculpture, set by 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.
Qzina's Corporate Pastry Chef, Francois Mellet, was the lead architect on this massive project and MOF Stephane Treand (Meilleur Ouvrier de France or Best Craftsman in France) lent his artistic touch to the sculpture's intricate design elements.
Mellet, together with his team, spent more than 400 hours constructing this magnificent structure of solid chocolate that was created using an assortment of Qzina's leading chocolate brands.
"Breaking a Guinness World Record for building the largest chocolate sculpture will be Qzina's greatest masterpiece yet," said Richard Foley, founder and CEO of Qzina.
"We studied Mayan pyramids at great lengths to create an exact replica of the Temple of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza to honor the original chocolatiers. It was important for us to create something memorable in celebration of our 30th anniversary and the grand opening of the Qzina Institute of Chocolate & Pastry."
The chocolate pyramid will be displayed at the Qzina Institute of Chocolate & Pastry, located in Irvine, California, and will be available to view beginning June 4, 2012 when the institute and product showroom is officially open to the public (Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.).
Qzina plans to destroy the chocolate sculpture on December 21, 2012 when the Mayan calendar comes to an end. The method for destruction is yet to be determined.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 11:30 AM