With many people spending the holiday shortened week returning to the grind of a new school year and bidding farewell to the 90-plus degree temperatures of the summer months, we here at Chocomize wanted to help lift your spirits with a few goofy tidbits from the world of chocolate that we have stumbled across. What else would you expect from a group that spends their days building chocolate bars and listening to Harry Potter books on tape?
The answer, of course, is items like these to distract you just long enough to forget about the fact that sweater weather is just around the corner.
For example, did you know…?
- The world’s largest chocolate bar – which served as the main attraction at the 15th International Milka Chocolate Festival in Bludenz, Austria – weighed in at a remarkable 4,410 pounds. The gigantic bar measured 16.4 feet by 6.5 feet and was reportedly viewed by about 30,000 spectators at it’s unveiling in 1998. It was produced by Milka, a popular European chocolate company owned by Kraft Foods. I thought they just made cheese
- The most expensive chocolate bar in the world is known as the Wispa Gold special edition bar. Released in 2009 as a tribute to the defunct Wispa Gold bars that were discontinued in 2003, the bars are have an outer layer of edible gold and are packaged in golden wrappers. So if you have an extra $1,626.73 lying around, feel free to enjoy the most luxurious chocolate bar money can buy. Or you could just buy the second most expensive chocolate bar – the limited release Apollo bar of Lost fame – that was auctioned on eBay for a mere $130. Then you can give me the other $1,500 you were going to spend on a chocolate bar.
- This upcoming Sunday, September 12, is National Chocolate Milkshake Day. While the milkshake is only a distant cousin of ours here at Chocomize, we respect the process of self-creation in all of its forms. Even when it is created just from some chocolate ice cream, milk, and chocolate syrup instead of our premium Belgian chocolate and wide variety of ingredients.
Hopefully you have enjoyed reading our little chocolate tidbits, and remember to impress people by wishing them a Happy National Chocolate Milkshake Day on Sunday while watching some football.