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Northwest Fudge Factory attempts world's largest peanut butter cup

Today as Canadians across the country dig into birthday cake, people in Sudbury will be taking a bite of something a bit more sticky— an attempt at the world's largest peanut butter cup.

Finished creation is 17,768 times bigger than a normal peanut butter cup

Eat your heart out, Reese's Pieces. (Marina von Stackelberg/CBC)

Today as Canadians across the country dig into birthday cake, people in Sudbury will be taking a bite of something much bigger— an attempt at the world's largest peanut butter cup.

The 600 pound treat will be cut up and sold at Canada Day celebrations today.

The dessert, which is bigger than a kiddie pool, was created by Chantelle Gorham from the Northwest Fudge Factory in Levack, Ont.

"It's almost 80 inches in diameter. It's a blend of half chocolate and half peanut butter filling," she said.

"We did have our local math teacher double-check that we had the right square footage, since it was circular," she said.

Chantelle Gorham created the peanut butter cup in an afternoon. "Our goal was to get it done before we had to pick up our daughter from school," she said. (Marina von Stackelberg/CBC)

The finished creation is 17,768 times bigger than a normal peanut butter cup.

Gorham is trying to break a Guinness World Record, which currently sits at a modest 440 pounds. 

To do so requires official validation, so Gorham asked the town's bank clerk and hardware store owner from down the street for help.

Celina Vachon and John Gouchie measure the dessert for accuracy.

John Gouchie and Celina Vachon sampling the final product, to ensure it is edible. (Marina von Stackelberg/CBC)

They also have the difficult job of sampling it to make sure its edible.

"If anybody's got a sweet tooth, this is mind boggling. Just the size of it," Gouchie said, adding he normally doesn't like peanut butter cups.

Although it's still not official, the treat won't be the first time Gorham has broken a food record. She also holds the record for the largest slab of fudge.

"I certainly had no physical skills myself to break records, so we'll do it with food," she said.

In case you're wondering how much sugar she needed to make the world's largest peanut butter cup—  Gorham estimates it's about 300 pounds.

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