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Chocolate Anyone...or is it Everyone?

The competition continues. The Grand Candy Factory, An Armenian company located in the capital Yerevan, held the record for the world's largest chocolate bar, weighing in at 9,702 pounds.

Now, this past week (9/14/2011), the company World's Finest Chocolate has created a new world-record chocolate bar. It is 3 feet high, 21 feet long, and weighs 12,290 pounds.

The necessary ingredients for this secret recipe, in case you want to try your hand at it:

  • 1,200 pounds of almonds
  • 5,500 pounds of sugar
  • 2,000 pounds of milk powder
  • 1,700 pounds of cocoa butter
  • 1,400 pounds of chocolate liquor
The remaining 490 pounds must be some "secret" ingredient!

The television company ABC7 in Chicago offers a video about the creation of the chocolate bar. You might want to view it after eating dinner.

The World's Finest Chocolate company said that their chocolate bar will provide "209,000 1-ounce servings -- enough servings for every fan in Chicago's Wrigley Field, U.S. Cellular Field, Soldier Field and United Center with 45,000 leftovers."

Oddly, the huge chocolate bar is actually meant to be an example of “portion distortion” for school children. The chocolate company will feature the candy bar on a tour of schools called “Think Big. Eat Smart,” promoting how chocolate fits within a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. (Not sure how?)

Question: Check the company's mathematics. Does "209,000 1-ounce servings" equate to 12,290 pounds?