Monster matzo marks kosher bakery opening in US

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker eats a piece of a large matzo that was baked during the grand opening of the headquarters for the Manischewitz company, Tuesday, June 14, 2011 in Newark, N.J. The kosher product company claims the matzo is the world's largest. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) — They're calling it the monster matzo.

Kosher products maker Manischewitz rolled it out Tuesday to celebrate the opening of its new corporate headquarters and manufacturing plant in Newark.

The enormous piece of unleavened bread measured 25 feet 1 inch (7 1/2 meters) long and 41.5 inches (a little over a meter) wide and weighed about 25 pounds (11 kilograms). That's the equivalent of more than 330 regular matzos.

A chief rabbi from Israel offered a blessing before the matzo was divvied up and distributed to guests at the event.

The Manischewitz Company is the world leader in matzo production. It also was celebrating the opening of a new warehouse.