Chocolate isn’t just a treat for romantic holidays like Valentine’s Day. Fans of the sweetest treat on Earth can be found in literally every corner of the world. This isn’t a new phenomenon either. Chocolate was revered by ancient Mayan civilizations as the food of the Gods, and used as currency by the ancient Aztecs. These days, people show their chocolate fever in slightly more amusing ways. The Guinness Book of World Records includes an absurd number of chocolate related feats and they range from the unbelievable to the seriously strange.
The biggest chocolate truffle was created in January of 2012. This massive truffle weighed in at 1,768 pounds and 11 ounces and was one meter tall. The Italian-crafted delight utilized some seriously crazy amounts of dark chocolate, cream, and cherries.
In 1901, Captain Robert Scott set sail on his first Discovery Expedition to Antarctica. One hundred years later, a single four-inch chocolate bar that was on the Discovery was sold at auction. This wrapped and uneaten Cadbury chocolate bar, sold for £470, or $670, is the most expensive candy bar ever sold at auction.
For one Indianapolis resident, chocolate bars are more than a treat, they’re a hobby. With 770 different chocolate bars, Bob Brown’s collection reigns supreme as the largest collection of chocolate bars in the world. When his accumulated treasures aren’t on display, they line the walls of his basement.
When it comes to spectacular achievements, Las Vegas is the place to look. In 2010, the largest chocolate fountain on record was created, and its dimensions are pretty mind blowing. The fountain reached a towering height of 26 feet and 3 inches and circulated two tons of chocolate at a rate of 120 quarts per minute.
In July of 2007, Hershey’s earned themselves quite the spectacular world record. They created the largest chocolate the world has ever seen. For the company’s 100th anniversary, they crafted one massive Hershey’s kiss. It weighed an unbelievable 30,540 pounds.
The largest chocolate sculpture was created in 2012. Francois Mellet created this 18,239.5-pound replica of the Kululakan pyramid whose real-life counterpart is located in Chichen Itza, Mexico. It measured nearly 2 feet in height, and was 12 feet by 12 feet at its base.
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