Choopan Dairy of Iran hopes to set a new Guinness world record with 5 tons of chocolate ice cream.
TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian confectioner has made 5 tons of ice cream in hopes of setting a new world record for the largest tub of the dessert.
AP Photo: Ebrahim Noroozi
The production drew hundreds of eager spectators to a ceremony north of the capital to taste the chocolate ice cream, which measured 5 feet by 7 feet and which producers say cost over $30,000 to make.
Board Member Mohammad Baheri of Choopan Dairy said the company aimed to register a new Guinness world record and also boost Iranian ice cream consumption.
A Guinness World Records representative visited the tub, he added.
Iranians eat an average 3.3. pounds of ice cream per year. The current record belongs to U.S. producer Baskin-Robbins, which made a 4.4-ton tub in 2005.
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