More like here comes Peter Chocolate-tail.
To prepare for an Easter celebration, the Brazilian company Senac-RS took to the city of Gramado's annual "Chocofest" earlier this week and helped construct the largest chocolate rabbit. Here it is in its full 3,850 kg (8,488 lb) glory. In typical Brazilian fashion, he looks pretty much in control with a soccer ball at his feet!
You'll note the scale at the rabbit's foot says he weighs a triumphant 3,856 kg. But, in a move to make many of us envious, he actually lost some weight due to evaporation in a cooling box between the time he was first set and when the official Guinness World Records adjudicator arrived to take its final measurement.
A team of nine constructors worked together to combine the 6,000 bars of chocolate needed for the rabbit. Then one main sculptor took an axe and chisel to the chocolate mass in order to arrive at the final design.
The gigantic treat didn't just impress in its mass. The rabbit also measured 4.1 m (13 ft 5 in) tall, 1.9 m (6 ft 2 in) wide at its base and 1.8 m (5 ft 10 in) in depth.
The rabbit took five days to create in all. The chocolate blocks were first set like bricks with melted chocolate poured in between, as if building a house. Senac-RS also involved a professional engineer to ensure the stability of the rabbit.
The event took place during the annual “Chocofest,” which occurs in the southeastern city of Gramado around Easter each year. Chocofest has earned a reputation as a major tourist attraction, bringing families with young children to Gramado from all parts of Brazil.
After staying on display for the week through Easter Sunday, Senac-RS will deconstruct the rabbit and donate its chocolate to "Mesa Brasil," a program that collects and distributes food to those in need across the country.
It marks the third time out of four successful attempts that the largest chocolate rabbit resides in Brazil. Duracell South Africa built a 3,010 kg (6,635 lb 91 oz) bunny in 2010, after Brazil hosted successful attempts in 2007 and 2009.
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