World’s Largest Chocolate Bar Bringing Healthy Lifestyle Message To Queens

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A gigantic chocolate bar is bringing an even bigger idea about portion control to students at St. Mary Gate of Heaven School in Ozone Park.

Weighing 12,190 pounds, the bar was produced by World’s Finest Chocolate and was recently certified by Guinness World Records as the World’s Largest Chocolate Bar. The bar is a replica of the World’s Finest “dollar bar” and is four feet wide, three feet high and 21 feet long.

World’s Finest Chocolate, the leading provider of chocolate fundraising products, is featuring the bar in a tour called Think Big. Eat Smart! The tour is using an upbeat multimedia display to take the message of eating right and staying fit to students during presentations at schools.

The tour will be held at St. Mary Gate of Heaven, 104-06 101st Ave. on October 11 with outdoor presentations at 11a.m., 12 noon and 1p.m.

The bar has 209,000 servings making it enough for every fan in Yankee Stadium, Citi Field, MetLife Stadium and Madison Square Garden, with about 6,500 leftovers.

“We purposely made this bar to be an example of portion distortion. The bar is huge, but the big idea is eating right and staying fit,” World’s Finest Chocolate Chief Executive Officer Eddie Opler said. To make the world’s largest chocolate bar, World’s Finest Chocolate 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.

2011-10-12 / Features

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