Friday, August 15, 2008

We are all just a bunch of "smarties" in Chiswick

My little area of London, known as Chiswick, now has the prestigious honor of being the new record holder in the Guinness Book of World Records.... How you ask?

More than 4,000 employees of a local Chiswick business park as well as Chiswick community citizens created an edible depiction of London attractions such as the London Eye, Big Ben, the Royal Albert Hall, and Wembley Stadium...made of more than 250,000 Smarties.

Chiswick, now the victor in the ever impressive "Who can build the biggest candy mosaic" category, built the world's largest candy mosaic measuring 40 square metres (48 square yards). The mural was moved after judging to a local office building in the park until early August to prevent the chocolate melting and birds feasting on it. Sadly, we did not get to see the mosaic in person...there is just too much to see and do in London in the summer. Here it is:


As if anyone needs another reason to visit London....(note the slight sarcastic humor as I write this). The sad thing is, had the mosaic been made out of "Dots", I'd have been there with bells on.

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