An image from the 2018 Ohio State Fair.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The world’s largest buckeye, estimated to weigh approximately 350 pounds will be featured in the Ohio State Fair parade on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 at 4 p.m. with a ceremonial weigh-in to follow.

This whopping buckeye, made by Marsha’s Homemade Buckeyes located in Perrysburg, Ohio, contains 75 pounds of peanut butter, 75 pounds of margarine, 30 pounds of chocolate and 150 pounds of powdered sugar. This giant buckeye can be found on display just south of 17thAve. under the purple and yellow tent at the Bulk Candy Store.

From start to finish, the record-setting candy took 4.5 hours to complete and was made in eleven different batches. Throughout the process, each batch was weighed out to 28 pounds and then molded together. To top it off, bakers coated the buckeye in more than 30 pounds of chocolate.

“People like seeing big,” said Brian Shenkman, owner of Bulk Candy Store. “They enjoy seeing items that they like to eat even bigger and better.”

The inspiration for the masterpiece came to Shenkman while he was in the middle of the an interview for the Ohio State Fair Podcast, “A Fair to Remember.” After reflecting on the other record-setting peanut butter cup and other candies the Bulk Candy Store has displayed in the past, he couldn’t think of anything more perfect than a buckeye for the buckeye state.

The world’s largest buckeye will not be served to fairgoers but Marsha’s Homemade Buckeyes will be handing out free buckeyes following the parade. Fairgoers can also find Marsha’s buckeyes at the Bulk Candy Store throughout the duration of the Fair along with deep-fried buckeyes and many more fried treats. Don’t miss out on these Ohio State Fair delicacies.

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The Ohio Expo Center is proud to host the Ohio State Fair. With big-name entertainment, educational activities, hundreds of exhibits and one of the largest junior livestock shows in the nation, the 2018 Ohio State Fair will run July 25 – Aug. 5.