We’re here to torpedo all your well-intentioned healthy eating goals for the new week by telling you that a gigantic, over 2200 kg box of chocolate exists and it’s very much edible.
American confectionery company Russell Stover has set a new world record for making the world’s largest chocolate box as part of their 100th-year celebrations in Kansas City, US.
A replica of their classic assorted chocolate gift box, the record-breaking box of candy measures 30 ft and 4.5 inches wide by 15 ft and 5 inches tall. Each chocolate placed in the box weighs about 4 to 17 kg.
The giant chocolate box was created for the company by a design firm called Dimensional Innovations and was unveiled at the Kauffman Center For the Performing Arts in Kansas City.
With this delicious and awe-inspiring chocolate marvel, Russell Stover has toppled U.K.-based company Thorntons from the top spot where they had held the previous world record. Back in 2008, the company created a chocolate box that measured 16 feet and 6 inches by 11 feet and 2 inches with the chocolates inside weighing about 1700 kg.
“We wanted to do something really special to celebrate our 100th anniversary, and what could be more special than breaking a Guinness World Records title?” said Niccolo Starace, president and CEO at Russell Stover Chocolates, in a press release, “We’re really proud to add this major milestone to our company’s rich history.”
The chocolates inside the box will be gifted, donated, or raffled in partnership with Feed The Children later this year.