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City dessert 'one of world's most calorific'.

Byline: JOSHUA BARRIE AND JOSHUA KNAPMAN echo.newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk

IT'S being hailed as one of the world's most calorific desserts - and one mammoth Cardiff creation has yet to be finished by a lone diner.

The giant gelato-based dish contains a gut-busting 3,845 calories, according to holiday company Thomson Lakes who researched calorific creations around the world and Coco Gelato's Roman Empire came out on top.

"We wanted to try and build the Roman Colosseum out of waffles, and then fill the middle with gelato," said Mandeep, the dessert's creator.

"But it kept falling down."

The Roman Empire is thought to be Britain's "most calorific dessert" and the enormous creation contains 18 scoops of ice cream (with a choice of more than 52 flavours) sitting on a base of four waffles.

It's covered in chocolate bars (which the customer chooses), syrups and sauces, fresh fruit, and pieces of chocolate fudge brownie.

"Every time one comes through, the team gets overwhelmed, but excited at the same time. They come together and create something very unique.

"The Roman Empire can come in many forms, but there's one rule: it has to look amazing."

Mandeep claims that "not one group has been disappointed" after ordering the giant pudding at the Woodville Road dessert shop.

He said: "Most adults have lost their inner child, our aim is to bring that excitement back.

"We never do things half-measure. My father always told me 'if you're going to do a job the least you can do is to do it properly'."

Inevitably, a handful of people have attempted to finish the PS32.95 dessert on their own.

And, as you would expect, each one has failed.

"No one has finished it by themselves yet," said Mandeep.

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