Wentworth, NC-- A Triad middle school got a visit Tuesday that would make Willy Wonka lick his chops.
What has been tagged as the world's largest chocolate bar, made a sweet stop at Rockingham County Middle School in Wentworth. Organizers said the gigantic chocolate bar brings with it, a lesson about portion control.
SLIDESHOW - Largest Chocolate Bar Makes Triad Appearance
World's Finest Chocolate, the leading provider of chocolate fundraising products, is featuring the bar in a tour called "Think Big. Eat Smart!"
Rockingham County Middle School has been fundraising with World's Finest Chocolate for more than ten years, raising over $20,000 each year to cover school budget shortfalls.
"We wanted the 'Think Big Eat Smart' Tour to visit our school because we only do one large school fundraiser a year and we want a fun reward for kids for all their involvement," said school Office Manager Sandy Fabien, "The large chocolate bar also brings the important message that you can still eat chocolate as a treat and stay fit as long as you do everything in moderation. It's critical to teach our kids healthy habits."
The tour included an educational video, original music and a specially choreographed exercise dance to communicate the importance of active lifestyles and healthy eating. The messages make exercise and portion control synonymous with "the good life" and stress that chocolate and other treats should be eaten only in moderation.
Facts about the World's Largest Chocolate Bar:
It weighs: 12,190 pounds, measures: 21 feet, 3 feet high and 4 feet wide
-- 1,200 pounds of almonds
-- 5,500 pounds of sugar
-- 2,000 pounds of milk powder
-- 1,700 pounds of cocoa butter
-- 1,400 pounds of chocolate liquor
Click on 'Think Big, Eat Smart' for more information about the tour.
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