12,000-Pound Chocolate Candy Bar By World’s Finest

The “World’s Finest Chocolate” has created a record setting, 12,000-pound chocolate candy bar for “Think Big Eat Smart” tour. It beats the previous 9,722 chocolate bar record in 2010.

It measures 3 feet high and 21 feet long. The company created the enormous candy bar as a learning tool to take to schools as a means of “portion distortion.” It will be featured on a school to school tour to raise awareness about obesity, called “Think Big. Eat Smart.”

To create the chocolate bar the company used 1,200 pounds of almonds, 5,500 pounds of sugar, 2,000 pounds of milk powder, 1,700 pounds of cocoa butter and 1,400 pounds of chocolate liquor.

Chief executive officer Eddie Opler says it’s a super-sized version of the company’s standard milk chocolate bar with almonds.

“We decided we can get the kids’ attention in a big way with the largest bar in the world,” Opler said.

The Chicago company is known for its fund raising candies is also hoping to make it into the “Guinness Book Of Records” for the “Worlds Largest Candy Bar.” Currently, the record is held by an Armenia company called “Grand Candy Factory.” Their 2010 bar weighed in at 9,722 pounds and was 224 inches long by 110 inches wide.

“World’s Finest Chocolate” is well-known for its $1 Almond Bar chocolate bar that is used for fundraising. The company’s chocolate candy bars are often used to help not-for-profits raise money. The products are commonly sold by churches, schools, athletic organizations and social service organizations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.