Take a Ride on the Chocolate Train
Who doesn’t love a good piece of chocolate? How about a piece of chocolate that measures over 30 meters long, is over 2,000 pounds, and looks like an old school steam engine train? Choo Choo, here comes the chocolate train to a stain near you!
Here and now I will state for the record, like the millions of girls out there that will admit it (and the millions of boys who will not), I am a chocoholic. Right next to me in a drawer I can count a Mars Bar, Twix, and a bag of Reese’s Pieces (because the chocolate and peanut butter combination is one of my favorite). When there is a story about chocolate, I cannot pass it up; so when I heard about a large chocolate sculpture, I could not resist drooling…a lot.
Those passing by Brussels Chocolate Week in Belgium will find it difficult to ignore the Pièce de résistance, an extremely large train made completely out of chocolate. Behind the huge sculpture is master chocolatier Andrew Farrugia. The train measures at 34 meters long and is made entirely from 2,755 pounds of Belgium chocolate goodness. The train replica took Andrew approximately 784 hours to complete. (And for those watching their weight, in total, the train is worth 6.5 million calories!) Andrew decided to do something after he visited the festival the previous year and opted for a train, because, according to the master chocolatier, “A train you can make it as long as you like.”
This massive chocolate train was made in two parts. The first seven wagons were made to look like the new trains in Belgium, while the rest of this chocolate train is made to look like the older models.
Andrew made the masterpiece in Malta and transported it to Belgium in 25 boxes. Unfortunately there was damage done to the train in transit but Andrew worked on it day and night to ensure it would be ready for the final unveiling.
Officials from the Guinness Book of World Records were on standby at the event to ensure the entire sculpture was made of chocolate and no other materials. After it was confirmed, Guinness labeled the chocolate train as the longest chocolate structure in the world!
I wonder what is going to happen to all that chocolate once the festival is done. I’d be willing to take a few pounds of chocolate off their hands!
(Via: Oddity Central)