TEHRAN // An Iranian confectioner has made 5,000kg of ice cream in hope of setting a new world record for the largest tub of the dessert.
The production drew hundreds of eager spectators to a ceremony north of the capital to taste the chocolate ice cream, which measured 1.6-meters by two meters and which producers say cost over US$30,000 (Dh110,000) to make.
Mohammaed Baheri, a board member 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.
Iranians eat an average 1.5 kilograms of ice cream per year. The current record belongs to US producer Baskin-Robbins, which made an 4,021 kg tub in 2005.