To celebrate its 21st birthday, Levin-based company RJ’s Licorice has achieved the Guinness World Record for the largest liquorice allsort. Last Friday, over 1,000 people attended the event at the company’s factory in Levin and helped eat the one-ton green, black and white sweet, which was made using the same ratio as a standard liquorice allsort.
Besides the liquorice, the record-setting treat contained 156 litres of glucose syrup, 27kg of desiccated coconut, 75kg sugar and 624kg of icing sugar/cornflour.
As the Guinness Book of World Records rules require the product to be eaten, the company has decided to offer all attendees the giant allsort as a birthday cake and donate leftovers to The Salvation Army.

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