In case you're wondering, the architectural marvel is made up of a whopping 250lbs of gingerbread cookies alone. Additionally, the dark chocolate coating accounts for 150lbs, and another 75lbs of gum paste, sugar, and icing serve as both decorations and the glue that holds it all together. In total, this presidential gingerbread house contains more than 775,000 calories worth of sweets, per the report. But with 68,000 people from all around the world set to visit the White House for the holidays, it's safe to assume that plenty of people will be tasked with somehow devouring the cookie mansion. Let's just hope they've got a lot of milk on hand for the dunking.
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and would be happy eating just one of the North Portico columns. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.