Northwest Fudge Factory attempts world's largest peanut butter cup
Finished creation is 17,768 times bigger than a normal peanut butter cup
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.
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.
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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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