What the Friday: Good luck eating this 18,239-pound chocolate Mayan pyramid

Mike Wehner, Tecca

We can't get enough of chocolate. Not only does it taste heavenly, it also makes great dresses, vinyls, and apparently, even pyramids. Chocolate and pastry distributor, Qzina Specialty Foods, celebrated its 30th year anniversary this 2012 by building the largest chocolate sculpture ever. At 18,239 pounds, it's more than 7,500 pounds heavier than the previous Guinness World Record record holder. We bet not even the most hardcore chocoholic can make a large enough dent on that thing.

The humongous choco art is a replica of the Kukulkan pyramid in Chichen Itza, an archeaological site in Yucatán. It measures 6 feet in height and sits on a 3,000-pound, 10 feet x 10 feet base. According to Qzina, it chose to a Mayan theme for the project because the Mayans were the first civilization to realize the awesomeness of cacao beans, and even thought of them as food for the gods.

If you want to get a glimpse (and perhaps a secret nibble) of this chocolate pyramid, head over to the Qzina Institute of Chocolate & Pastry in Irvine, California, when it becomes available for public viewing starting June 4. And because a chocolate pyramid can't survive for thousands of years like a real one, Qzina scheduled its destruction on December 21, 2012... assuming the world doesn't end by way of a great flood, an asteroid, or a zombie takeover first.

[Image credit: Qzina]


This article was written by Mariella Moon and originally appeared on Tecca

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