Guinness World Record for 12,000-Pound Chocolate Bar

Chicago-based chocolatiers at World’s Finest Chocolate just landed the company a new Guinness World Record with this beast of a chocolate bar. Yet the creation of this 12,000-pound behemoth is not about gluttony – it’s about teaching kids about eating healthily.

This cocoa-based slab is currently being wheeled around a tour of schools, apparently as an example of ‘portion distortion.’ That’s right, folks. This is a lesson in dietary moderation.

The bar measures just over 3 feet wide and 21 feet long, and could provide 209,000 1-ounce servings – apparently that’s enough for every fan in Chicago’s Wrigley Field, U.S. Cellular Field, Soldier Field and the United Center, with 45,000 leftovers spare.

Every time there’s a new size-/speed-/weight-based world record, it’s customary to splurge your press release with vital statistics. World’s Finest Chocolate has not let us down. Crucially, we now know that this chocolate monolith weighs as much as:

120,000 Hershey bars
24,500 Big Macs
8,000 boxes of a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
51 Arnold Schwarzeneggers

If you fancy attempting to beat this, here’s what you’ll need:

1,200 pounds of almonds
5,500 pounds of sugar
2,000 pounds of milk powder
1,700 pounds of cocoa butter
1,400 pounds of chocolate liquor

“We’re committed to educating families about eating right and staying active and doing it in a fun and engaging way,” said Eddie Opler, World’s Finest Chocolate CEO. “NOMNOMNOM!” he didn’t add, but totally should have.

Anyway, here are more pics. And remember kids, try not to eat your next 12,000-pound candy bar in one go. Or something.