6-Ton Chocolate Bar Sets Guinness World Record

Now that is a ton of chocolate! 6 tons to be precise.

This massive chocolate marvel was fashioned by The World’s Finest Chocolate company in Chicago as part of an education campaign, “Think Big. Eat Smart.” to teach children to limit their food portions (that makes sense, right?). This chocolate chunk was made with 1,200 pounds of almonds, 5,500 pounds of sugar, 2,000 pounds of milk powder, 1,700 pounds of cocoa butter and 1,400 pounds of chocolate liquor. The bar weighs in at 12,290 lbs and measures 3 feet high and 21 feet long, effectively shattering the previous Guinness World Record for Biggest Chocolate Bar by over a ton.


Food Trucks

Sun Dried Tomato & Caramelized Onion Mac & Cheese

Time for some more introductions in the lovely Food Truck game, today, we’re looking at a dish from the Southern Mac & Cheese Truck based out of Chicago, IL.  This plate of Sun Dried Tomato & Caramelized Onion Mac & Cheese has got my visual taste-buds (located in the eyes, duh) doing hand stands and somersaults. Make sure to stay tuned to their Twitter feed if you’re looking to catch the truck in all its gooey glory.

Hit-Or-Miss News

Vote Yes on Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog for Official LA Hot Dog!

Most major cities across our nation are known for some sort of food. When it comes to hot dogs, there is a multitude. Chicago has the Red Hot, Baltimore has the Half Smoke and New York City has the Dirty Water Dog. But what does Los Angeles have? That’s right, they don’t! And with the help of Farmer John we are all going to try and change that and make Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog’s the official hot dog of LA! For every vote, a pound of food is donated to local food banks. So help make a change, and make history by voting. Check out the official site here!


Craving: Deep Dish Pizza

Here in Southern California, we have so many different kinds of pizzas available. Sometimes the concoctions we come up with are just plain weird. In Chicago and New York, they have their own signature style. I love Chicago’s deep dish pizzas. There’s something about eating a pizza that’s piled over two inches high with a full layer of meat, cheese, and sauce that you actually have to eat with a fork and knife. For myself, BJ’s is where I go for my pizza, but sometimes, I like it even deeper. No homo. (PicThx Cvent)