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Messi worth his weight in chocolate
La Vanguardia (Spanish), April 9th, 2010 3:27PM

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The Pasteleria Prats in the Catalan town of Lleida has made a 250-pound chocolate statue in honor of Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Messi, who only weighs 150 pounds himself, is wearing a Barcelona uniform and holding a Golden Ball on a Prats stand. (The Argentine won the 2009 Golden Ball as the best player in the world in a poll of journalists.)

Prats makes its "mona de Pascua" (Easter cake) each year to honor famous sports figures. It's made giant chocolates of such Barcelona soccer greats as Johann Cruyff and Ronaldo.

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