Largest cup of hot chocolate: MOSI breaks Guinness world record (VIDEO)
TAMPA, Fla., USA -- The Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa (MOSI) said a group of 300 children wrapped up the facility's Festival of Chocolate; they
filled a giant cup with 880 gallons of hot chocolate, setting the new world record for the Largest cup of hot chocolate,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa filled a giant cup with 880 gallons of hot chocolate.
The Guinness world record for the largest cup of hot chocolate contained 2,400 l (528.93 gal, 634.01 US gal) and is Chocolate Abuelita achieved by Nestlé (Mexico) in Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest chocolate fountain; it measures 8 m (26 ft 3 in) tall and circulates 2 tons (4,409 lb) of chocolate at a rate of 120 quarts per minute. It is displayed at the Jean Philippe Pâtisserie (USA) in Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
"They are learning about potential energy, kinetic energy and they are creating candy cannons," said Vivian McIlrath, the community education coordinator for MOSI.
Most participants were in shorts and white T-shirts as they gathered around a giant cup filled with 880 gallons of hot chocolate.
The kids used their cannons to launch marshmallows into the swirling cocoa as a team from MOSI manned wooden catapults as cheers rang out.
The museum's own Willy Wonka joined in by tossing more marshmallows into the brew as he raced across a zip line high above the crowd.