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The new Guinness World Record-holding marshmallow weighs over 1,400 pounds


I'm just sitting here thinking of a massive graham cracker, one big enough to squeeze this Mexican marshmallow into a monster s'more. A candy company, Dulces de la Rosa, made a marshmallow that weighs over 1,400 pounds. Why? Because they could. And also to help celebrate the 200th anniversary of the state of Jalisco with a new world record. Now, 1,400 pounds is about the weight of a full vending machine, a grand piano, an adult male polar bear who's watching his weight (laughter), just to name a few things.

Filling the marshmallow mold took about 113 minutes, and then the marshmallow had to rest before a review by an official from Guinness World Records. Once confirmed as the world's largest marshmallow, it was eaten - not by one person - that would be a whole lot - or even by a ravenous polar bear. But it was eaten by many, many, many happy people. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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