Ridiculous Food Records From Around The World!

Ridiculous Food Records From Around The World!

August 5, 2019 20 By Kailee Schamberger


Here are some of the craziest food world records
out there! 12 – Chicken Nugget
After hearing about what chicken nuggets might really be made of, I’m slightly wary of
the biggest chicken nugget ever, which is a gigantic singular nugget that weighs just
over 50 pounds! This monster nugget was constructed by Empire
Kosher in celebration of its 75th anniversary. It’s official size was 51.1lbs, and it stood
over 3 feet tall while being 2 feet wide! Hey, I think this is a challenge my favorite
chicken nugget maker Chick-fil-a can take on…… Empire Kosher is the largest producer of kosher
poultry in the United States. This nugget took more than three hours to
cook and is the size of about 750 normal-sized nuggets and was cooked in a giant 500-gallon
fryer for 45 minutes. And, yeeeeeeees, it’s all kosher. Largest chicken nugget is a new category for
Guinness world records, and a spokesperson said that that the nugget needed to be just
over 33 pounds to win the distinction. There actually was no previous record holder. So why exactly is 33 pounds the cutoff to
be a world record?! 11 – Mac and cheese
Scientific research has shown that mac and cheese was everyone’s favorite dish at one
point in their lives, and while I might have just made that up, one thing I do know is
that there are a ton of mac and cheese lovers out there. Chef and author John Folse, who I guess is
one of those mac and cheese lovers out there, cooked about 2,400 pounds of mac and cheese,
setting the new world record for the largest bowl of Macaroni And Cheese ever! 660 pounds of macaroni, 102 pounds of Monterey
Jack cheese, and 186 pounds of White Cheddar cheese were some of the ingredients used. This endeavor, like many other, also doubled
as a charity event by raising funds for the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity. The previous Guinness World record for the
Largest Bowl of Macaroni And Cheese was ONLY 414 pounds. 10 – Hamburger
Hold up, a casino is in the business of cooking up the world’s largest hamburger?! But that’s exactly what happened, as Black
Bear Casino Resort in Carlton Minnesota cooked up a world-record bacon cheeseburger. It was 10 feet in diameter and weighed 2,014
pounds, to be exact. This ginormous burger used SIXTY pounds of
bacon, MMMMM, FIFTY pounds of lettuce, FIFTY pounds of sliced onions, FIFTY pounds of pickles
and FORTY pounds of cheese! It took about four hours at 350 degrees to
cook the patty and more than seven hours to bake the bun. A special outdoor oven powered by propane
torches and 15-foot steel skillets were specially-built to get this world record. An actual crane had to be used to flip the
burger! The previous record-holder was less than half
this burger’s size, at ONLY 881 pounds, 13 ounces. Think there’s gonna be a 5 figure burger
one day?! 9 – Nachos
Hundreds of people chipped in to create and devour over 4,600 pound serving of nachos
in Lawrence, Kansas. At 80 feet long, three feet wide and more
than 10 inches tall, this super cheesy creation was recognized by Guinness World Records as
the world’s largest serving of nachos. Event hospitality provider Centerplate, Mexican
restaurant Salty Iguana, the University of Kansas Athletics Department, and Lawrence
Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen collaborated to prepare this massive amount of nachos. This record wasn’t broken without some setbacks,
however. A cooler broke down on the evening before
the event, and these guys lost almost 2,000 pounds worth of ingredients. Volunteers had to act fast to bring as much
food as they could, and the event coordinators had to go to nearby stores to buy the rest. In the end, the nachos contained 765 pounds
of nacho chips, 405 pounds of salsa, 323 pounds of tomato, 918 pounds of meat and beans, and
more than 2200 pounds of cheese. Proceeds from the event went to L.I.N.K.,
a charity which provides meals for low-income families. 8 – Gingerbread house
The most wonderful time of the year was made even sweeter, over 35 million calories sweeter,
to be exact in Texas when the world’s largest gingerbread house was made. Out to prove everything is bigger in Texas,
the Traditions Club and St. Joseph Health System of Bryan, Texas, decided to beat the
Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Gingerbread House. Hmmmm interesting way to rep a healthcare
system. But eh whatever. Anyways, after endless icing tests, material
donations and baking shifts, the team succeeded. According to the Traditions Club, the Gingerbread
house was 60 feet long, 42 feet wide and 20 feet tall. The structure may have started as a wood base,
but it took 1,800 pounds of butter, 7,200 eggs, 3,000 pounds of sugar, 7,200 pounds
of flour and countless volunteers to become a record-breaking reality. These figures beat out the previous reigning
gingerbread giant, built at the Mall of America in Minnesota. To put that in perspective, if this gingerbread
house were a Midtown Manhattan apartment, it’d cost you about $10,000 a month to rent. Makes sense! 7 – Pizza
The largest pizza ever made happened to be gluten-free, for all you guys out there that’s
into that. The pizza had a total surface area of over
13,000 square feet and it weighed over 51,000 pounds! This huuuuge pizza was prepared by a team
of Italians from NIPfood in Rome, Italy back in 2012. The pizza was named “Ottavia”, a word of Roman
origin for “eighth son”, as a homage to the first Roman emperor Octavian Augustus, who
brought about a big change in the history of Rome and brought the Empire into a period
of economic and cultural unrest. The pie included 19,800 pounds of flour, 10,000
pounds of tomato sauce, 8,800 pounds of mozzarella cheese, 1,488 pounds of margarine, 551 lbs
of rock salt, 220 lbs of lettuce, and 55 pounds of vinegar! I had no clue vinegar was used to make pizza,
but then again, I’ve made exactly zero pizzas from scratch in my life. The five chefs spent over 48 hours baking
the dough in over 5,000 batches. Ottavia was made 100% gluten-free as a way
educating and spreading a message to the world about the importance of health conscious food
choices. 6 – Chocolate Bar
Thorntons Chocolate of London decided to produce a mega bar to celebrate its 100th birthday
– and judging by the size of this bar, there were a lot of bulging stomachs as a result
of this confectionery construction. This chocolate bar weighed in at a ridiculous
12,770 pounds! It took about 10 hours to fill the mold and
another THREE days to cool the chocolate off. The previous record was held by American confectionery
maker World’s Finest Chocolate, who managed to create a treat weighing in at a pretty
impressive five-and-a-half tons. That’s nothing to sneeze at either. Thorntons claimed to have made this world
record bar with the exact same recipe as its classic milk chocolate bars. All staff were asked to come up with ideas
of how to celebrate the 100th birthday, but the idea for this giant chocolate bar came
from a chocolate loving employee who was a big fan of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Imagine that, loving chocolate and working
in an actual chocolate factory! 5 – chocolate chip cookie
In 2003, Immaculate Baking Company created a 40,000 pound chocolate-chip cookie measuring
over ONE HUNDRED feet in diameter to capture the record for World’s Biggest Cookie. Ingredients used included over 6,000 pounds
of chocolate chips, 12,000 pounds of unbleached flour, 6,500 pounds of unsalted butter, and
5,000 pounds of granulated sugar. And oh yeah, 10 gallons of vanilla! Engineered in Hendersonville, North Carolina,
the cookie was baked in a structureless 7,850 foot long oven specially designed for baking
this huge cookie for five to six hours. Following the event, the cookie was cut and
sold, and 100% of the proceeds were donated to the Folk Artist’s Foundation. Too bad nobody thought of filling a huge glass
of milk and putting it right next to it. 4 – Sushi roll
You would think that since the Italians are holding the record for the largest pizza,
and Americans hold the record for the largest burger, you’d expect that the record holder
for the longest sushi would be Japanese! Welllllll, not exactly. A Japanese restaurant in Russia in the city
of Yekaterinburg made a sushi roll that needed to be measured not in pieces, but in FOOTBALL
fields. Determined to break the world record for longest
sushi roll, this japanese restaurant set out to make a sushi roll that’s slightly over
one and a half miles long! It took 60 chefs, one and a half tons of rice,
and 14 thousand pieces of seaweed to make this ridiculous roll. Hope they brought the wasabi! 3 – ice cream cake
If you’re craving ice cream, head to Toronto – they broke the world record for the biggest
ice cream cake – a little over 10 tons to be specific. It took 14 hours, 100 volunteers, 20,000 pounds
of ice cream, 200 pounds of sponge cake and over 300 pounds of icing and crumbled Oreo
cookies to make this gigantic creation. They really should include the caloric count
in these creations as well! Imagine being in graduate school and having
a professor ask you to make the biggest ice-cream cake in the world and make sure that it doesn’t
collapse on itself or melt. It seems like an odd situation, but that’s
exactly what happened at the University of Toronto. A class of students studying Chemical Engineering
and Applied Chemistry were the masterminds behind this creation. Dairy Queen sponsored the making of the mega
dessert in honor of the 30th anniversary of its ice cream cake, beating the record set
in 2006 in Beijing by 500 pounds. 2 – Sandwich
Mexican school kids might be needing bigger lunch boxes if the latest record holding sandwich
sets a trend. Bakers in Mexico City worked together to make
a cheese, ham and lettuce sandwich that weighed over 7000 pounds! Mexico’s largest bread company, Bimbo Bread,
led the effort and said the sandwich was quote “a pride for Mexico”. The giant sandwich beat the previous record
set in 2003 in Birmingham, England. Twenty-four people took part in the event,
and an oven was built especially for the sandwich. Reps from the Guinness Book of Records said
that it was fantastic experience and that the process had been an absolute pleasure
to watch for them. To be honest, I can say that being a guinness
rep for any of these food events has to be an absolute pleasure because let’s be for
real, there’s gonna be plenty of food to go around! 1 – Omelet
Breakfast, anyone? The largest omelette ever created weighed
a whopping 14,225 pounds and it was achieved by Portuguese chefs in…..Portugal. It took a team of 55 people 6 hours to make
this omelette led by head chef Pedro Mendes. The pan used to make the omelet weighed over
9000 pounds itself, as it was 33 feet in diameter! The chefs used 145,000 eggs, 880 lbs of oil
and 220 lbs of butter. Mmmmmmmm. To make this challenge juuuust a bit more
expensive, all eggs used were free range and they were donated by Uno Ovo – the largest
egg producer in the country. The previous Guinness world record for the
largest omelet was 9,702 pounds, which was cooked up in Turkey back in October 2010. Here’s what’s next!