Argentina: World’s largest Easter egg unveiled

April 11, 2012 by  
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Argentina, April 10, 2012: Twenty-seven bakeries worked for two weeks to make 4,000 kgs of chocolate for the egg.

A gargantuan Easter egg made of chocolate and weighing over four tons was unveiled in Argentina yesterday.

The contender at Chocolate Festival in Bariloche for the world’s largest Easter egg was 27ft high (8.5m) and 16ft wide (5m).

Twenty-seven bakeries worked for two weeks to make 4,000 kgs chocolate for the egg vying for entry into the Guinness Records.

The chocolate egg is said to have beaten the previous record for the world’s largest, built in Belgium, which stood 27.3 ft (8.32m) high.

Chefs used cranes to break off chunks of the chocolate and hand them out to a sea of people assembled on the occasion as the sun beamed down.

However, due to high temperatures in the region, the crowds didn’t have long to admire the egg before it started melting.

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.

– dailymail

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