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Thursday October 31, 2013 MYT 2:30:00 PM
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The grand chocolate fair Salon du Chocolat - is currently happening in Paris.
Time to check out the sweetest, most delicious record-breaking chocolate feats in the world.
The most valuable chocolate bar in the world is a hundred years old and embarked on an expedition to the Antarctic. The largest chocolate bar was created in Britain and weighed about the size of an adult bull.
And to make the world’s largest hot chocolate, it took three hours to heat the beverage to the right temperature.
As Paris prepares to welcome hundreds of thousands of chocoholics for the largest chocolate fair in the world this week – where trends are set and cacao given the spotlight – here’s a look at some of the most delicious record-breaking feats ever made.
The Salon du Chocolat is held from Oct 30-Nov 3.
Most expensive chocolate egg sold at auction (non-jeweled)
It’s easy to create a chocolate concoction, adorn it with diamonds and rubies and declare it the most expensive confectionery on the planet. And while the most expensive chocolate egg ever sold at auction is admittedly covered in edible gold leaf, the 50kg (110lbs) creation sold for an impressive £7,000 (RM31,500) at a charity event in London. The “Golden speckled egg” was made with premium Italian Amedei chocolate, covered in gold leaf, filled with couture chocolate and truffles, embellished with a dozen smaller chocolate eggs, 20 mini chocolate bars, white flowers, and took three days to make.
Largest chocolate bar
Created by British chocolate brand Thorntons, the biggest chocolate bar in the world measured 4m and weighed 5,793 kg – or nearly as much as a bull.
Largest cup of hot chocolate
To make the biggest cup of hot cocoa in the world, it took nearly 39,500g of powdered milk, 3,330l of water, 502,585g of cocoa and more than three hours to heat. The small pool of liquid chocolate was created for the Festival of Chocolate by the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, Florida early this year.
Most expensive chocolate bar sold at auction
For US$687 (RM2,130), you could ostensibly buy 687 chocolate bars. Or, buy a 100-year-old Cadbury’s chocolate bar which accompanied an intrepid explorer on an expedition to the Antarctic at the turn of the 20th century. The confectionery, which measures 10cm was kept wrapped and uneaten in a cigarette tin and purchased at a 2001 Christies auction in London for £470 (RM2,130).
Apparently, explorer Captain Robert Scott was quite the chocoholic, for the bar was part of a 1,587kg chocolate and cocoa haul he took along for his trip.
Largest chocolate (individual)
When Hershey’s wanted to fete the 100th anniversary of its iconic Kiss chocolate brand, the US confectionery company decided to create the sweetest, biggest Kiss on the planet with a chocolate drop that weighed more than 13,850kg – about the weight of an unloaded semi-truck. — AFP Relaxnews
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