Armenian candy company makes world's biggest chocolate bar

The world's biggest chocolate bar weighs 9,702 pounds.
The world's biggest chocolate bar weighs 9,702 pounds. (Vahram Baghdasaryan/photolure Via Associated Press)
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Even Willy Wonka's factory couldn't top this

-- If you asked people what country they thought was the chocolate capital of the world, we bet you might get answers including Belgium and Switzerland. (Go ahead, ask a few people; we'll wait.)

Now, did anybody say Armenia? Probably not, but maybe they should have.

Over the weekend, the Guinness World Records folks certified that the largest bar of chocolate was created by the Grand Candy Factory in Yerevan, Armenia. The bar of dark chocolate was made with cocoa beans from the African nation of Ghana. And there had to be a bunch of beans to create this 9,702-pound bar, which measured 224 inches long, 110 inches wide and 10 inches thick.

The best part: The chocolate will be served to the public next month.

If you want to go to Armenia for some free chocolate, you need to know where it is, right? The country, which was part of the former Soviet Union, is bordered by Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran and Georgia.

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