World's largest chocolate bar made in Derbyshire

It took over 50 people and several tonnes of melted chocolate to make the world's biggest chocolate bar

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The largest chocolate bar in the world has been made in Derbyshire.

The giant bar, weighing almost six tonnes, was created by confectionery firm Thorntons to mark its centenary.

Guinness World Records confirmed the huge bar had beaten the previous record set by a Chicago chocolate maker in September.

More than 50 staff helped construct the massive bar, which is four metres (13.1ft) wide and long, at its factory in Somercotes.

A giant mould, placed inside an inflatable tent in the factory's car park, was filled with chocolate over 10 hours by bucket-carrying volunteers.

Its final weight was 5,827 kg (12,846 lb) - beating the previous record of 5,529 kg (12,190 lb) set by World's Finest Chocolate.

World's largest chocolate bar being created It took 10 hours to pour chocolate into the mould

The record attempt was the idea of Paul Bell, who works in the factory's toffee department.

He said: "My favourite childhood film was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. There was a scene in it where a massive chocolate bar comes in and gets shrunken.

"I thought it would be great if we could do the reverse. It's been a really great success."

Thorntons was founded in Sheffield in 1911 and is now the largest independent chocolate firm in the UK.

The company said the giant bar would be smashed up and sold in stores to raise money for charity.

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