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World’s largest buckeye weighed at the Ohio State Fair

COLUMBUS — The world's largest piece of buckeye candy was weighed at the Ohio State Fair Thursday as part of the 25th anniversary of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Ohio Proud Marketing Program.

According to a press release, the buckeye officially tipped the scales at 339 pounds, defeating the previous record of 271 pounds.

Marsha's Homemade Buckeyes out of Perrysburg baked the buckeye displayed at the fair.

"We're thrilled to be marking the 25th anniversary of our Ohio Proud Program and what better way to celebrate than at the State Fair with an Ohio Proud partner and buckeyes," said David Daniels, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

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The 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. "As an Ohio Proud company, we're honored to make history at the Ohio State Fair."

Marsha's is seeking certification for the buckeye to be included in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The scale used for weighing was provided by Mettler Toledo.

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