Created by master chocolatier Andrew Farrugia, from Malta, this edible train model has set a new Guinness World Record the longest chocolate structure in the world. It measures a whopping 34 meters in length and features every detail of a classic steam-powered choo-choo.
Unveiled at the “Brussels Chocolate Week”, in Belgium’s capital city, this tasty masterpiece had everyone drooling. Made of 2,755 pounds (1250 kilos) of the finest Belgian chocolate, donated by chocolate brand Belcolade, this 34-meter-long steam train replica took Maltese chocolate artist Andrew Farrugia a painstaking 784 hours to complete. If you’re wondering about calorie volume, this delicious masterpiece packs a massive 6.5 million calories.
I am fascinated at how he was able to make this without everything melting away the moment the builder left the freezer he no doubt had to work in. I have watched those specialty cake making shows so I know how notoriously difficult chocolate is to work with in the first place. How long would something like this stay together without constant refrigeration? What is the fate of the train once the show is over? Do kids just get to rush it with their grubby fingers and tear it all apart or does this monster creation enjoy a more dignified end?