The Kauffman Center was awash in the smell of chocolate, and the AC was set to “cold.” Food handlers, equipped with gloves and shoe covers, gingerly placed 22-pound chocolate pieces into hot tub-sized insets. Official weight counters called out numbers, and a world record official stood behind overseeing the process.
It was Monday, April 17 — the day Russell Stover set the record for largest box of chocolates.
The chocolate weighed in at 5,616 pounds, ranging from actual-sized chocolate covered almonds to enlarged pieces of real Russell Stover flavors. That beats the previous record holder set in 2008, which was 3,725 pounds (nearly a ton lighter).
The box alone was 30.5-ft by 15.5-ft and weighed 2,300+ pounds.
As part of the rules, all of the chocolate needed to be donated, so Russell Stover partnered to raise money for Feed the Children.