Everything’s Bigger In Texas

Mar’s Wrigley Plant In Waco, Texas Reveals Record Braking Snicker Bar



Mars Wrigley employees pose Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, with a giant Snickers bar made at the Hewitt plant in Waco, Texas. Guinness world records recognized the Snickers as the largest chocolate nut bar. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

On January 17, 2020 at the Mars Wrigley plant in Waco, Texas, the record for the World’s Largest Snicker bar was set. Weighing in at 4,728 pounds and the size of 43,000 regular-sized bars combined, the giant Snickers contains 1,300 pounds of caramel, peanuts, nougat, and almost 3,500 pounds of chocolate. It took over 600 people to construct the biggest Snicker possible.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, “For the largest nut bar it has to be 80 percent chocolate and nuts and fit for human consumption.” The minimum requirement for the Guinness World Records is 220 pounds. The “Everything’s bigger in Texas” assumption is very true in this scenario. The bar had to only be bigger than 220 pounds, yet they made it way more than that at an astounding 4,728 pounds!

The Mars Wrigley plant decided to set this world record because this year is the Snickers 90th anniversary and they wanted to celebrate big, very big. The Snicker bar will be in 2020 Super Bowl advertisements.

According to  Wikipedia,“Snickers is a brand named chocolate bar made by the American company Mars, Incorporated, consisting of nougat topped with caramel and peanuts that has been enrobed in milk chocolate.”  A normal sized Snickers bar has 215 calories. Imagine how much calories a Snicker bar that weighs 4,728 pounds must contain.

In 1930, Mars introduced Snickers, named after the favorite horse of the Mars family.