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On Saturday 16 April I was in Cortenuova in Italy to witness a Guinness World Records attempt for the presentation of the largest chocolate Easter egg. The egg was being made by a company called ‘Tosca’ and the venue was ‘Le Acciaierie’, a huge shopping centre.

On my arrival the General Manager of the shopping centre wasted no time, taking me immediately to see the egg. A crowd had already started to gather, keen to find out if this was in fact the largest chocolate Easter egg. It was an impressive sight, but in order to be sure I began making the necessary measurements.

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In order to qualify as a new Guinness World Records achievement, the egg would have to beat the existing record, held in Brazil, which weighed 6,440 kg, measured 4.2 metres in height, and had a circumference of 6 metres.

A scaffold was erected beside the egg to take height and circumference measurements, and the egg was weighed by a local surveyor. The crowd was now very large, waiting expectantly to hear the results of our precise measurements. When I was satisfied with the measurements, I prepared to make the announcement to the waiting crowd.  The chocolate Easter egg weighed an impressive 7,200 kg, measured 10 metres 39 centimetres in height, and had a circumference of 19 metres and 60 centimetres. I presented an official certificate to mark a fantastic new Guinness World Records achievement.

Measuring the largest Easter egg
Announcing the largest Easter Egg
Largest Easter Egg certificate presentation
By Jack Brockbank
26 April 2011

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