A new record was set at the annual "Jaffa Race" down the world's steepest street. An impressive 30,000 of the orange coloured chocolate candies were rolled down Dunedin's Baldwin street (beating last year's run of 20,000 Jaffas).
30,000 "Jaffas" start their run from the top of Baldwin St
Rain in the morning made the track damp and little slower than normal, with the first giant jaffas hitting the finish line in just over 30 seconds.
Hundreds of locals turned out to watch the Jaffa Race, which is one of the highlights of the Cadbury Chocolate Carnival.
Only a few hundred Jaffas made it to the bottom of the hill ;-)
Being school holidays, lots of children were there to watch the unique race, and many seemed happy to retrieve the wet and broken candies from the gutters of Baldwin Street. Yummo!! ;-)
These girls planned to make tasty "Jaffa Muffins" with their street sweets
Lee-Anne from Cadburys checks the winning Jaffa numbers,
along with local radio faces, Trev & Melinda
Posted at 10:09 pm