That’s no yolk! ‘World’s largest Easter egg’ weighing 4 TONS and over 27ft high unveiled in Argentina
Weighing in at over four tons, a contender for the world’s largest Easter egg was unveiled to a crowd of chocolate lovers in Argentina today.
Twenty-seven bakeries worked for two weeks to make enough chocolate for the gargantuan concoction wheeled in to the Chocolate Festival in Bariloche.
Towering over 27ft high (8.5m) and 16ft wide (5m), the sweet treat required a reported 8,800lbs (4,000kgs) of chocolate, hovering over a sea of spectators who gathered for a taste.
World’s largest: Pastry chefs unveil a chocolate Easter egg towering over 27ft tall at the Chocolate Festival in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
The major of San Carlos de Bariloche, Omar Goye, was present at the festival, where the Easter egg was to be certified by the Guinness Records as the world’s largest.
Chocolatier Diego Ferraris told Esenciapatagonia.com the Easter egg was assembled using a wooden mold as foundation for the chocolate spread.
Crowds: Hundreds gathered at the City Centre for a taste of the monster concoction
Sweet treat: Spectators fills the square to admire the Easter egg
Chocolate coma: A reported 8,800lbs (4,000kgs) of chocolate was used to create the egg
Pastry chefs, led by master baker Hugo Sosa, attached blocks of chocolate to the frame.
The chocolate egg is said to have beaten the previous record for the world’s largest, built in Belgium, which stood 8.32m (27.3ft) high.
But temperatures in the region meant crowds didn’t have long to admire the egg before it started melting.
Dripping: Pastry chefs began breaking the egg for the crowd as the surface began to melt
Time for a taste: A chef breaks off pieces of the Easter egg for the crowd
Sugar high: Children have a bite of chocolate as chefs hand out heaping tastes to the crowd
Shell: A wood frame was used as foundation for the tons of chocolate used for the giant egg
Chefs used cranes to break off chunks of the chocolate and hand them out to the crowd as the sun beamed down.
The Chocolate Festival has lured chocolatiers and chocolate lovers to the region since 1969 with events, races and other chocolate-themed activities.
The festival this year ran from March 31-April 8.
THERE MUST BE ONE BIGGER OUT THERE SOME WHERE
BUT WHERE WHY NOT TELL ALL ABOUT IT