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World's largest Easter egg unveiled in Argentina

London, Mon, 09 Apr 2012 ANI

London, April 9 (ANI): A chocolate Easter egg weighing over four tons and towering over 27ft high and 16ft wide was unveiled to a crowd of chocolate lovers in Argentina.

The chocolate egg is said to have beaten the previous record for the world's largest, built in Belgium, which stood 8.32m (27.3ft) high.

Twenty-seven bakeries worked for two weeks to make enough chocolate for the gargantuan concoction wheeled in to the Chocolate Festival in Bariloche, the Daily Mail reported.

A reported 8,800lbs (4,000kgs) of chocolate was used to create the egg and hundreds of people gathered at the City Centre for a taste of the monster concoction.

The major of San Carlos de Bariloche, Omar Goye, was present at the festival, where the Easter egg was to be certified by the Guinness Records as the world's largest.

Chocolatier Diego Ferraris told the Easter egg was assembled using a wooden mold as foundation for the chocolate spread.

Pastry chefs, led by master baker Hugo Sosa, attached blocks of chocolate to the frame.

Chefs used cranes to break off chunks of the chocolate and hand them out to the crowd as the sun beamed down.

The Chocolate Festival has lured chocolatiers and chocolate lovers to the region since 1969 with events, races and other chocolate-themed activities.

The festival this year ran from March 31-April 8. (ANI)

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