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Iran company aims for record ice cream

  • 5-tons of ice-cream made by Iranian Choopan dairy is displayed during a ceremony at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    5-tons of ice-cream made by Iranian Choopan dairy is displayed during a ceremony at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) Purchase photo reprints »

  • 5-tons of ice-cream made by Iranian Choopan dairy is displayed during a ceremony at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    5-tons of ice-cream made by Iranian Choopan dairy is displayed during a ceremony at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) Purchase photo reprints »

  • An Iranian woman eats ice-cream during a ceremony to unveil 5-tons of ice-cream at the Tochal mountainous area, of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    An Iranian woman eats ice-cream during a ceremony to unveil 5-tons of ice-cream at the Tochal mountainous area, of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) Purchase photo reprints »

  • An Iranian woman eats ice-cream during a ceremony to unveil 5-tons of ice-cream at the Tochal mountainous area, of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    An Iranian woman eats ice-cream during a ceremony to unveil 5-tons of ice-cream at the Tochal mountainous area, of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) Purchase photo reprints »

  • 5-tons of ice-cream, left, made by Iranian Choopan dairy is displayed during a ceremony at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled a 5-tons chocolate icecream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    5-tons of ice-cream, left, made by Iranian Choopan dairy is displayed during a ceremony at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled a 5-tons chocolate icecream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) Purchase photo reprints »

  • 5-tons of ice-cream, left, made by Iranian Choopan dairy is displayed during a ceremony at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled a 5-tons chocolate icecream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    5-tons of ice-cream, left, made by Iranian Choopan dairy is displayed during a ceremony at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled a 5-tons chocolate icecream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) Purchase photo reprints »

  • 5-tons of ice-cream, left, made by Iranian Choopan dairy is displayed during a ceremony at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled a 5-tons chocolate icecream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    5-tons of ice-cream, left, made by Iranian Choopan dairy is displayed during a ceremony at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled a 5-tons chocolate icecream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Iranians try to get ice-cream from Choopan dairy workers during a ceremony of unveiling 5-tons of ice-cream at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iranians try to get ice-cream from Choopan dairy workers during a ceremony of unveiling 5-tons of ice-cream at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Iranians try to get ice-cream from Choopan dairy workers during a ceremony of unveiling 5-tons of ice-cream at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iranians try to get ice-cream from Choopan dairy workers during a ceremony of unveiling 5-tons of ice-cream at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Iranians try to get ice-cream from Choopan dairy workers, unseen, during a ceremony unveiling 5-tons of ice-cream at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iranians try to get ice-cream from Choopan dairy workers, unseen, during a ceremony unveiling 5-tons of ice-cream at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Iranians try to get ice-cream from Choopan dairy workers, unseen, during a ceremony unveiling 5-tons of ice-cream at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iranians try to get ice-cream from Choopan dairy workers, unseen, during a ceremony unveiling 5-tons of ice-cream at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Iranians wait during a ceremony to unveil 5-tons of ice-cream made by Choopan dairy, at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iranians wait during a ceremony to unveil 5-tons of ice-cream made by Choopan dairy, at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Iranians wait during a ceremony to unveil 5-tons of ice-cream made by Choopan dairy, at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iranians wait during a ceremony to unveil 5-tons of ice-cream made by Choopan dairy, at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Joyful Iranians attend a ceremony to unveil 5-tons of ice-cream made by Choopan dairy, at the Tochal mountainous area in northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Joyful Iranians attend a ceremony to unveil 5-tons of ice-cream made by Choopan dairy, at the Tochal mountainous area in northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Joyful Iranians attend a ceremony to unveil 5-tons of ice-cream made by Choopan dairy, at the Tochal mountainous area in northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Joyful Iranians attend a ceremony to unveil 5-tons of ice-cream made by Choopan dairy, at the Tochal mountainous area in northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) Purchase photo reprints »

  • 5-tons of ice-cream made by Iranian Choopan dairy is displayed during a ceremony at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
  • 5-tons of ice-cream made by Iranian Choopan dairy is displayed during a ceremony at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
  • An Iranian woman eats ice-cream during a ceremony to unveil 5-tons of ice-cream at the Tochal mountainous area, of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
  • An Iranian woman eats ice-cream during a ceremony to unveil 5-tons of ice-cream at the Tochal mountainous area, of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
  • 5-tons of ice-cream, left, made by Iranian Choopan dairy is displayed during a ceremony at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled a 5-tons chocolate icecream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
  • 5-tons of ice-cream, left, made by Iranian Choopan dairy is displayed during a ceremony at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled a 5-tons chocolate icecream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
  • 5-tons of ice-cream, left, made by Iranian Choopan dairy is displayed during a ceremony at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled a 5-tons chocolate icecream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
  • Iranians try to get ice-cream from Choopan dairy workers during a ceremony of unveiling 5-tons of ice-cream at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
  • Iranians try to get ice-cream from Choopan dairy workers during a ceremony of unveiling 5-tons of ice-cream at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
  • Iranians try to get ice-cream from Choopan dairy workers, unseen, during a ceremony unveiling 5-tons of ice-cream at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
  • Iranians try to get ice-cream from Choopan dairy workers, unseen, during a ceremony unveiling 5-tons of ice-cream at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
  • Iranians wait during a ceremony to unveil 5-tons of ice-cream made by Choopan dairy, at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
  • Iranians wait during a ceremony to unveil 5-tons of ice-cream made by Choopan dairy, at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
  • Joyful Iranians attend a ceremony to unveil 5-tons of ice-cream made by Choopan dairy, at the Tochal mountainous area in northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
  • Joyful Iranians attend a ceremony to unveil 5-tons of ice-cream made by Choopan dairy, at the Tochal mountainous area in northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled 5-tons of chocolate ice-cream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

The production drew hundreds of eager spectators to a ceremony north of the capital to taste the chocolate ice cream, which measured 5-feet-by-7-feet and which producers say cost over $30,000 to make. Board Member Mohammad Baheri of Choopan Dairy said the company aimed to register a new Guinness World Record and also boost Iranian ice cream consumption. Iranians eat an average 3.3. lbs. of ice cream per year. The current record belongs to U.S. producer Baskin-Robbins, for a 8,865 lb tub made in 2005.

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