How Big is the World’s Largest Buckeye?
History was (most likely) made today at the Ohio State Fair as another special attraction was made. The World’s Largest Buckeye was officially weighed today. The piece of buckeye candy was created by Marsha’s Homemade Buckeyes of Perrysburg, Ohio and weighed 339 pounds, surpassing the previous record of 271 pounds.
Fairgoers were able to see the candy being baked in the Bulk Candy tent at the Ohio State Fair. The buckeye’s ingredients included approximately 75 pounds of peanut butter, 75 pounds of margarine, 10 pounds of chocolate and 150 pounds of powdered sugar.
“Our family-owned company is so proud to have made the world record sized buckeye,” said Matthew Smith, Executive Vice-President of Marsha’s Buckeyes in a statement. “As an Ohio Proud company, we’re honored to make history at the Ohio State Fair.”
Ohio Proud celebrated the 25th anniversary of the program this year. Marsha’s Homemade Buckeyes will now look to certify the buckeye candy to be included in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Once this record is verified, it will add to Columbus’ collection of Guinness Book of World Record holders such as Aaron Hibbs’ longest hula hooping marathon by an individual using a single hoop, achieved in October 2009; Blaine Sumner’s heaviest bench press in a single lift, achieved on March 5, 2016 at the Arnold Sports Festival, and Rise Brands’ largest ping pong bat, on display at Pins Mechanical Company in Downtown Columbus, achieved on July 21, 2017.
The Ohio State Fair continues through Sunday, August 5, 2018. For more information, visit ohiostatefair.com.