When one thinks of the world centres in the art of chocolate-making the countries that spring to mind are Belgium and Switzerland. But Armenia? The tiny country sandwiched between Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran and Georgia has just produced the world’s biggest chocolate bar.
Guinness World Record’s representative Elizabeth Smith presented the factory owner Karen Vardanyan with an official certificate during a ceremony today. She said she was glad to witness what she described as an ‘incredible event’. Ms Vardanyan said that the chocolate bar was produced to mark the tenth anniversary of the company. The previous record was set in Italy in 2007.
The bar, containing cocoa beans from Ghana, is 224in long, 110in wide and 10in thick. It will be divided up and handed out to members of the public next month.