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Chocolate train sets new world record

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 01:28

Nov. 20 - A Maltese artist makes the longest chocolate structure in the world in the form of a train as Brussels Chocolate Week kicks off. Elly Park reports.

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Commuters at Brussels south station were in for a sweet surprise. A train made entirely out of chocolate was unveiled to set a new world record as the longest chocolate structure ever made. The train is 34 meters or 112-feet long and weighs 1250 kilograms, or nearly 2800 pounds. Maltese chocolate artist Andrew Farrugia spent over 700 hours constructing it. SOUNDBITE: Chocolate Artist Andrew Farrugia saying (English) "I had this idea for a while, and I said what do you think if we do this reali sation of a long chocolate train, you know, because a train you can make it as long as you like. Actually, it was going to be much smaller than it was, but I kept on adding another wagon and another wagon and it's the size it is today." While the first seven wagons are modeled after new Belgian trains, the rest look more classic modeled after old wagons. Some even have a bar and a restaurant inside. While Guinness World Records recognized that this train is the longest chocolate structure ever made, it's not the largest though. That honor goes to a Californian bakery that built a massive Mayan temple out of the dark sweet that weighs three times as much this train.

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Chocolate train sets new world record

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 01:28