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Xanthi to Attempt World’s Biggest ‘Carioca’ Sweet Guinness Record

carioca_sweet_xanthi_2In a bid to gain entry into the Guinness Book of World Records, the Chamber of Commerce of Xanthi, in northeastern Greece, has announced it will create the biggest “carioca” sweet.

Xanthi is well knows for its “carioca”, a chocolate bite with bitter-sweet flavor and crushed nuts at the centre.

On Wednesday, March 30, from 12 noon to 5pm, the largest “carioca” sweet in the world will be prepared, weighing 220 kg, with fresh ingredients and the technique applied by the local bakeries in Xanthi.

The event will take place in the “Philip Amoiridis” Indoor Arena and will be held as part of the 2nd Panhellenic General Exhibition of Xanthi, organized by the chamber and held under the auspices of the Region of Eastern Macedonia – Thrace, to open on March 30

On the last day of the exhibition, Sunday, April 3, at 11 am, each visitor will be able to sample a piece of the biggest “carioca” sweet in the world.

The “carioca” sweet has dominated the local desert market for some 85 years.

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