As one of the world’s leading charitable foundations for youth innovation, The Jacobs Foundation has aimed to provide young people with better opportunities for development since its establishment in 1989.
So to celebrate its 25th anniversary, The Foundation turned to something that children, adults, and people of any age generally all love - lots of chocolate!
Teaming up with gourmet chocolate and cocoa producer Barry Callebaut and its Carma brand, The Jacobs Foundation recently broke the record for the longest chocolate candy sculpture, creating an all-chocolate construction of 25.24 m (82 ft 9.72 in) in Zurich.
The long candy was produced by Zurich’s Chocolate Academy TM Center Team and featured praline with a Gianduja chocolate mixture (including hazelnuts, sugar, chocolate coating) and finished with a final chocolate coating.
Official Guinness World Records adjudicator Prav Patel was on site to both ensure the measurement and that the sculpture was indeed made of chocolate.
The sculpture weighted approximately 3,000 kg (6,614 lb) and was created by four team members, requiring nearly 85 hours to prepare and 4 hours to assemble right before the official unveiling. The sculpture measured 30 cm (11.81 in) high to go with its massive length.
Along the side of the scuplture, in white chocolate, featured the message "Our Promise to Youth." Meanwhile, adorning the top of the sculpture at various intervals were two chocolate children holding hands, and chocolate placards, each symbolizing a different continent in a show of global unity.