Jacques Torres Selling 100-Pound Chocolate Egg in Bid to Break World Record

By Janet Upadhye on April 13, 2014 10:10am 

 Chocolatier Jacques Torres created an 120-pound chocolate egg for The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt.
Chocolatier Jacques Torres created an 120-pound chocolate egg for The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt.
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DUMBO — Chocolatier Jacques Torres is attempting to break a world record by auctioning off the world’s most expensive chocolate egg.

The master pastry chef spent 10 days crafting the 100-pound egg, currently on display at his DUMBO shop at 66 Water St., which is made entirely of solid milk chocolate and bedecked with the New York skyline.

The egg — which stands 30 inches all and has to be kept at temperatures below 72 degrees —  will be on display in DUMBO until April 17 when it will join the other eggs from the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt at Rockefeller Center until April 25, the Friday after Easter.

The egg hunt is a charitable event where more than 260 egg sculptures created by renowned artists have been hidden throughout the five boroughs.

The being auction online at the site Paddle8, where the bid stood at $650 as of Friday afternoon. The bidding ends on April 22. After that, there is a live auction, the website said.

Torres hopes that his egg will top the world record for The World's Most Expensive Chocolate Egg Sold at Auction set by William Curley whose egg sold for $11,000 during the 2012 Fabergé Big Egg Hunt in London.

The event benefits Elephant Family, an organization that protects Asian elephants, and Studio in a School, a nonprofit that brings arts programs to New York City schools.

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