The Caribe Royale Orlando North Pole Express, as it is being called, is made entirely of chocolate, weighing up at 1,600 pounds. A modest model train is not sufficient to make a Florida hotel’s Christmas display merry. Something a bit more enchanting and tastier, it turns out—was required at the luxury resort. We are train enthusiasts and foodies, so this excited us.
According to Travel + Leisure, the centerpiece of Caribe Royale Orlando’s 2021 Christmas decorations is a spectacular 32-foot chocolate train. Even more astounding, the entirety of the train is built of cocoa bean confection, from its cars to its passengers to the rocks beneath its tracks. Making it so eatable.
Caribe Royale Orlando Train Geek Out
The creation, created by executive pastry Chef Joshua Cain, is comprised of 1,600 pounds of cocoa and has smokestacks, passengers, and a red caboose. Chef Cain was inspired to create the train by two steam engines that traveled throughout the nation in the late 1800s, the Jupiter locomotive and the Virginia and Truckee Railroad’s No. 12 Genoa train.
- There are close to four million calories in 1,600 pounds of chocolate.
- It takes four hundred cocoa beans to make one pound of chocolate. It took
- 600,000 cocoa beans to make 1,500 pounds of chocolate to build the train.
- The train ended up being 1,600 Lbs. of chocolate.
- The chocolate train is thirty-two feet long.
- It took 1,000 hours to complete the chocolate train.
- The steam locomotive “Jupiter” or Virginia and Truckee Railroad Engine number 12 Genoa inspired the chocolate train.
But there’s still a lot remains to be undertaken before the Caribe Royale Orlando North Pole Express can claim its place in history. According to Guinness World Records, the largest chocolate creation is a 111.5-foot figure created by confectioner Andrew Farrugia in 2012—a goal that Cain, we imagine, has indeed set for himself.