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The Largest Chocolate Bar in the World (Completed With Video)

Updated on October 9, 2012

I thought many of us love chocolate. Who doesn’t like chocolate? What do you think if there’s a giant chocolate in front of you? Yummy…..I thought we want to taste this as soon as possible without thinking twice, right. Chocolate is often used as an expression of gratitude, sympathy, or concern. Even as a declaration of love. I had written several hubs related with chocolate. Each manufacturer of chocolate has a comparison of different materials. Each comparison produces flavors, colors and also different textures, like:

  • Milk Chocolate, cocoa butter and chocolate combined in various proportions, sugar and full cream milk (usually condensed milk) was added.
  • Dark Chocolate uses the same process but without milk.
  • White Chocolate made with cocoa butter, milk and sugar and contains no chocolate liquor

A little about Thorntons Company

This time I want to talk about the largest chocolate in the world. I thought record-breaking has always received the attention of many people. This also happened in Derbyshire, United Kingdom. Thorntons as one of the largest independent chocolate firm in the United Kingdom breaks Guinness world record. Thorntons itself is a UK chocolate company established by Joseph William Thornton in 1911. Now, Thornton is the largest, independent chocolate company in the United Kingdom since the takeover of Cadburys by US Company Kraf. With the unique advertising slogan, like: "Chocolate Heaven Since 1911" and "The Art of The Chocolatier". Thorntons try to make life as easy as possible for their customer. So the customer can place their order from Thorntons’s website, email or by phone. They also offer various levels of discount to their customers. The great achievement for this company is they got “Academy of Chocolate Gold Award Winners in 2011” as a master chocolatier, based on the number of gold award winning chocolates they produce. You can check Thorntons website at: www.thorntons.co.uk

The world's largest chocolate bars

Thornton break the new records for the largest chocolate in the world as the celebration 100th birthday the factory of Thornton by combining the company's centenary and Chocolate Week celebrations. This chocolate company has created a giant chocolate bar measuring about 4 meter wide and by 4 meter long. With the weight about 5,872 kg or almost six tones, this chocolate beating the previous record of 5,529 kg, set by World's Finest Chocolate. This news based on the World Records Academy. This was the largest chocolate bar in the world has been made in Derbyshire.

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The idea in making of this chocolate came from Paul Bell, who works in the factory's toffee department. He said that his favorite childhood film was “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. I am glad to remind us again about this movie when a young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

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There was a scene in this movie as the inspiration of Paul to create the largest chocolate in the world. In one scene there’s a massive chocolate bar comes in and gets shrunken. Who have played the role in making this giant chocolate? More than 50 people were involved in the making of this massive bar, at its factory in Somercotes. They need a giant mould and it took 10 hours to pour chocolate into the mould by bucket-carrying volunteers and several tonnes of melted chocolate to make the biggest chocolate bar in the world.

Keith Hurdman as Thorntons Master Chocolatier said that it took about few months of planning this chocolate bars and this achievement as the celebration of Thorntons 100th birthday. So, what next? Do they just throw away, sell in pieces or give it free to the people? This chocolate will not go to waste. Paul Bell said this giant chocolate will given to Thorntons staff, customers in shops and sold in stores to raise money for charities. But how do they cut this chocolate into small pieces. Paul Bell will be broken up this chocolate with axes. I thought there are many people wait this moment and even willing to queue for a taste this chocolate. Different shape will give the different sensation. Please enjoy the pictures and the video inside this hub.

********* I am glad to share this chocolate to all of you*************

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, followthestray. I hope you enjoy the largest chocolate today. Thanks for coming and nice comment. Take care!

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      Samantha Harris 4 years ago from New York

      Oh my god, this was the first thing I saw when I logged in today and now I want chocolate so bad!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, peachpurple . Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy it. Take care!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love chocolates but hardly eat them except on special occasions. Great article about the longest chocolate bar that hit the record. Voted up

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, ishwaryaa22. Thank you very much for coming and you have tasted Thornton's chocolate. I am glad to hear about this from you. I hope I can visit Thornton's chocolate one day. I think we both have the same passion with chocolate. Again....thanks to remind me about the video.I enclose the new one. My friend, your vote really appreciated here. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Wow! An engaging hub! I am a big fan of chocolates. I have seen 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'! Who don't like chocolates in this world? I have tasted Thornton's chocolates when I vacationed in London with my parents last year. A gigantic chocolate bar looks delicious but eating too much will result in excess weight gain & other unwanted problems. Nice to know that this enormous bar went to customers, staff & charities and all! Well-done!

      Please See: The video is not working because its owner closed his/her YouTube account. I wanted to inform you about this. It also had happened to me & some others before. Take care

      Thanks for SHARING. Awesome & Interesting. Voted up & pinned

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Sharyn's Slant. Thank's for share with us. I hope you enjoy this information. We have the same interest as chocolate lovers. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Pras,

      Darn, my face is breaking out as I read this. Love chocolate and love this hub. Great job!

      Sharyn

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, Om Paramapoonya. I thought we have the same interest as "chocolate lovers". I hope you enjoy this hub. Cheers... ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Mikey Bo for coming to this hub. I hope you entertained with this information. Take care!

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      Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

      OMG! This is so awesome. When it comes to desserts, I don't care much for ice-cream, candy or cookies, but I am a chocolate fiend!

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      Mikey Bo 5 years ago

      You were not kidding, that really is the largest piece of chocolate I've seen. This Hershey's chocolate bar I'm eating feels so insignificant in comparison. :(

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi,Nell. Thanks for dropping by. Just wait in front of your door, I'll send a piece to you. I love your VOTE. Have a good day!

      Blessing and hugs,

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, stars439. Thanks for coming, always support my hub and share your vote here. Cheers..... ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, anglnwu. Thank you so much for coming to this hub. If I am the owner of this chocolate, I'll share with you. We can eat this together. I love your vote as always. God bless you! ~prasetio

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, now why can't they send this over to me? lol Wow! what an achievement! this is great pras, loved it! now I want chocolate! rated up! cheers nell

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Delicious chocolate. Wonderful hub. Very nice photographs. God Bless You , and your wonderful loved ones.

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      Amazing hub--I would like to have a piece. The little girl enjoying her chocolate on the giant chocolate--now, that's life. Thanks again for yet another wonderful hub. Rated up!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, carrie. Nice to see you here. At least you entertained by seeing the pictures and the video also. Take care!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, Alastar Packer. Thank you very much for coming to this hub and share your attention about this topic. You always accepted here and the door always opened for you. Peace, Prasetio

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      carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Chocolates are my weakness!! what a yummy hub you have made!! voted up!!

      carrie

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      Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Hey Pras..just celebrated a birthday with a piece of chocolate cake. And what an awesome 100th birthday for Thorntons with the record. Learned new info about dark chocolate not having any milk and Kraft buying Cadburys too. Love this one my brother. Vote up!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, POP. I am am so happy to share this chocolate with you. We can eat this together. Cheers.... ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Gina. Good to see you again and thanks for dropping by. I know that you are very busy and I am impressed to know you here. You have a lot of experience while visiting other country. I believe that you had found various types of chocolate, different brands and different flavor also. Thanks for share with us. I hope you enjoy the last bite for your Cadbury bar. Have a good day, my friend.

      Love and peace, prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Chatkath for coming to this hub. I am glad to know that you enjoy this information. Personally, I can't eat to much chocolate. But, I hope you still love this hub. Your vote always beautiful. Cheers.... ~prasetio

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      I can almost taste it!!

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      GPAGE 5 years ago from California

      PRASETIO!!! I just had to stop by and say "hello!" I have been so busy lately with my career, not much time for hubpages right now. I only have the time to check in with a few hubbers right now. Not sure if you know how much I LOVE chocolate!!! BUT this is my sort of hub!!!!! I really enjoyed this! My favorite thing to do is search out new chocolate when I visit a different country! WHAT AN ADVENTURE!!!! Anyway, I hope you are well.....I think I will go eat a Cadbury bar!!!!! Have a nice day!!!! G

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      Kathy 5 years ago from California

      I love chocolate so of course I found this very enjoyable...I think that huge bar would even make me sick though. As always, very interesting and well done prasetio!

      Rated as such.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Agusganani. Nice to see you here and thanks for share your thought about chocolate. Thank you very much. Take care!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Sueswan. Thank you very much for dropping by and I know how you love chocolate. I really appreciate your vote. Cheers...

      Prasetio

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      agusfanani 5 years ago from Indonesia

      I've never seen such a giant chocolate bar and make me think how we can eat it up ! Wow, chocolate not only can be tasty and healthful but also sensational !

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Ruby. Nice to see you again. Thanks for coming, but unfortunately I had never know about Hog Heaven. I'll search soon about this chocolate. Take care!

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi prasetio

      Loved this hub! A chocolate lovers delight!

      Voted up, up and away!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is another GREAT Hub...Have you heard of Hog heaven? That's where i'd be if i had this chocolate bar...Cheers

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Lady_E. I know that you live in UK. I thought you have known well about Thorntons company as the largest chocolate company. Don't worry, you can put the small pieces of this chocolate in your bag. Cheers.... ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Alicia. You made my morning so beautiful after read your comment. I love Cadbury's chocolate as well. I just bought Cadbury chocolate bars yesterday. Yummy...$1.5 for this chocolate and I share this with my niece. Have a good day! ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, writer20. I am glad to know that you love chocolate as well. I have the same feeling with you where the old company was sold. But I hope the taste is always the same and the brand wouldn't be changed. Cheers... ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, drbj. Thank you so much for share about the Hershey factory in Hershey. Wow...that's cool indeed. I thought you were really enjoyed this tour as well where we can see how the chocolate made by the workers. This was amazing tours. I know about chocolate factory from the commenting. My friend, I am glad you want to share your experience with us. Oh God.....the world so wide. Thanks Hubpages for give me a chance to write about Chocolate.

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, thelyricwriter. Welcome to the "dream land" where we can find the largest chocolate bars as something surprising. I am glad you want to share this information with your friend. I really appreciate that and your vote always beautiful. Cheers...

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thank, Mentalist acer for your support. I hope you enjoy this information. God bless you! ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Jamie Brock. Nice to see you again. I am so happy to know that you enjoy this information. The team had a lot work to do to created the largest chocolate bars in the world. Thanks for your compliment to this hub. ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, RealHousewife. Welcome to the land of chocolate. Thanks for share about the chocolate factory in your city. Wow...this could be wonderful experience while watching the chocolate makers and we can try these chocolate with different flavours fresh from the oven. I hope my hub always entertained you all the time. Have a good day!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Susan. I can see you smile here. Thanks for dropping by and share your childhood experience with us. I thought "your aunt" is very kind person who always gave your chocolate. It's so sweet, my friend. Don't eat to much. Everything wasn't good if we eat out of the portion. Cheers....

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, TheListLady. I am so happy to share this chocolate with you and I love your vote. Thank you very much.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, marstoblog. Thanks for coming and I hope you enjoy all information, pictures and the video as well. ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, dahoglund. I am so happy to read your comment, especially you had nice experience related with chocolate and that's a good memories. I am forget that not all of us could be enjoy chocolate freely, because of our condition like you mention above. But, brother. At least you enjoy this hub as something refreshing. I want to say many thanks to you for giving your time to visit this hub. Take care!

      Your little brother, Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, A.CreativeThinker. Thanks for dropping by and your compliment to this hub. I am glad to see you here. Of course, I am so happy to share this information with you. Cheers.... ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, DiendaIslamiar. Welcome to this hub. Nice to see you again. Of course, you can write anything here, especially about "Indonesian culture" including the largest Temple. It's about Borobudur temple, right. I hope you enjoy this hub. Take care!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My uncle, Dusty (Caliber 50). Welcome back to my hub. I have the same idea with you while drinking chocolate coffee in the morning. Thanks for coming and I hope you always healthy...amen.

      Your nephew, Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, kerlynb. Nice to see you here. I am glad you love chocolate too. Thanks for your attention and your compliment to this hub. Take care!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      This is lovely and amazing Prasetio, but how do I fit it into my bag? :)

      Thorntons is the leader in making Chocolate - excellent quality.

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love chocolate too and have fond memories of Cadbury's chocolate bars from my childhood. Thanks for such an interesting hub, Prasetio. The giant chocolate bar in your hub is amazing!

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      reading this I found myself going MM,MM,MM. Great hub to read, thank you.

      I was so dissappointed when I found out Cadburys had been sold the the U.S. company, I have tons of tasty chocolate memories for Cadburys.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Now that's what I call a chocolate bar, pras. Yummy. I visited the Hershey factory in Hershey, PA once and at the time they offered free tours through the plant. They have a gift shop there with literally hundreds of items with Hershey logos, besides all the candy bars that Hershey now makes. Heaven!!!

      Thanks for this sweet hub.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Awesome, funny, and interesting. This is so cool! That bar is huge. I can't believe it. I will share this with my friends. Great job. Votes up my friend!

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      Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      You Had Me Licking My Lips Through The Whole Hub Pras!...;)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Wow.. what a HUGE chocolate bar! It's amazing. You can tell in the videos it took ALOT of work. You always have the neatest hubs, Prasetio!

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Hi Pras - the thought of chocolate at any moment makes me happy:) great hub choice:) there is a mall in St. Louis (actually Union Station) they have a fudge factory. They make the chocolate and sing and chant while the crowd watches. It is so much fun to take the kids and then we buy a couple pounds of it to eat in all different flavors.

      I didn't know white chocolate didn't have the liquor in it. I wondered how they made it - so now you have satisfied my curiosity also:)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      YUM...I love chocolate but if I eat too much I end up with heartburn. My aunt used to work in the candy department in a large department store in Montreal and I loved to go visit her as a child as she always had chocolates. Enjoyed your hub. Have a great weekend!

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      TheListLady 5 years ago from New York City

      This may be almost enough for me. Maybe. Thanks for such a fun hub. Rated up of course. Yay!

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      marstoblog 5 years ago from Hitchin, England

      a very interesting hub and certainly original! and that liquid chocolate looks soo good! good hub.

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      Don A. Hoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Very interesting. I am one of those people who is not all that tempted by chocolate. I like some kinds of chocolates but no more than other sweets.Probably just as well since I am diabetic. My mother in law when she was younger(she is 103 years old now)worked for the Fanny Farmer company on the assembly line I learned that all the little swirls on top of the chocolates were a code to tell you what kind of treat it was.I did really like the caramel filled ones.She used to bring home bags of chocolates which were the "seconds" that couldn't be sold because of a flaw like having the wrong swirl on top.

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      A.CreativeThinker 5 years ago

      This is an awesome hub Prasetio30. It was very interesting and a treat to read!

      Thanks for sharing. Take Care :)

      Regards,

      A.CreativeThinker

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      DiendaIslamiar 5 years ago from Jawa - Indonesia

      Great article, video and picture. I think I want to write hub like yours, "Largest tempe in the world!." what do you think? hahaha. Good work pras. vote up.

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      50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

      Pras, very cool article, drinking chocolate coffee this morning it's good stuff, I liked this as it is well written and easy to follow, Peace, dusty

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      kerlynb 5 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      A 4x4 chocolate bar is a treat to the eyes and to the palate!

      What a unique, interesting, a beautiful hub Prasetio! Congratulations on this one :)

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good morning, Tina. I am glad to see you here with your big smile in the beautiful morning. Thanks for share your childhood experience while visited chocolate factory in Sweden. It looks like in the "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" the movie. A place where you can find a lot of chocolate and they all ready to be tasted....yummy. I love your vote. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      Amazing hub Prasetio and what an amazing chocolate bar! I can relate to the feeling of desire for big chocolate bars since I remember my first visit to Marabo chocolate fabric in Sweden when I was a child. I felt like I was i wonderland :) Thanks for sharing this great chocolate hub, you have done a wonderful job as usual with great information and videos! It was a great start reading this in the morning:) Voted up, interesting

      Tina