Iranian company aims to set ice cream record

A pot filled with five tons of chocolate ice cream is unveiled during a ceremony in the foothills of Tochal in northern Tehran on April 1, 2013. Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images

TEHRAN, Iran An Iranian confectioner has made five tons of ice cream in hopes of setting a new world record for the largest tub of the dessert.

A five-ton pot of ice cream, Tehran, April 1, 2013.
Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images

The production drew hundreds of eager spectators to a ceremony north of the capital to taste the chocolate ice cream, which measured five feet by seven 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.

A woman eats ice cream as a five-ton pot of ice cream is unveiled, Tehran, April 1, 2013.
AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi

Iranians eat an average 3.3. lb of ice cream per year. The current record belongs to U.S. producer Baskin-Robbins, which made an 8,865 lb tub in 2005.

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