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This Giant Chocolate Bar Is the Sign for a Japanese Chocolate Factory

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I’m currently on a low-carb and low-sugar diet, but I’ve been craving chocolates lately. And now that I’ve seen what is likely the largest chocolate bar on the planet, I really need a sugar fix. This gigantic chocolate bar is the facade of the Meiji Confectionery factory in Osaka, Japan. It measures roughly 544 feet wide and 91 feet tall, and holds the Guinness World Record for the largest advertising board made of plastic. I guess if they made it from chocolate it would quickly melt in the sun. I remember the time I left a Hershey’s bar in the glove box of my car. It wasn’t pretty.

The chocolate bar was installed back in 2011 but is not widely known as a tourist attraction to visitors outside of Japan. The massive sweet treat welcomes visitors to the factory and tempts them as they enter the building. I bet it smells like delicious warm chocolate outside this place too.

The wall of chocolate looks delicious, and if it were really edible, I’d break off a square and get to work on my snack fix for the month. If you need proof that this isn’t a Photoshop job, check out the Google Street View of the giant chocolate bar. You can also see how they assembled the display piece-by-piece in the video below:

Normally, the Meiji factory is open to the public for tours, but after the pandemic hit, they restricted access only to school groups and only those who reserve in advance. In the meantime, if you’re craving some Meiji chocolate, Amazon has a large selection (affiliate link) of these Japanese candies. I need to get myself a box of those Hello Panda cookies right now. Oh well, there goes my diet.

[via That’s It, I’m Architecture Shaming]