Fans of the super-sized anything, behold this list of the biggest foods in the world! Yes, you read that right. These are just a few of the record-breaking foods created to A. Get in the Guinness Book of World Records, B. Get some publicity and C. Make you drool (and get you fat, fast). From ginormous burgers to massive pumpkin pies, these delicious creations are truly drool-worthy.
What are the biggest foods in the world? Take a look here and you’ll see for yourself.
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Love big burgers? Take a bite out of this: In July of 2011, Juicy’s LLC set the world record for the largest hamburger ever – a whopping 777 pounds. Yep, lucky 7’s all the way around. This Juicy’s Outlaw Burger was served up at the Alameda County Fair in California. It featured, get this: 600 pounds of beef and a 110-pound bun. Yes, 110 pounds – a small person – for just the bun! And the fixings included 12 pounds of pickles, 30 pounds of lettuce and 20 pounds of onions (phew).
The next time you get one of those fancy Venti coffee drinks at Starbucks and wonder, ‘Am I drinking too much caffeine?’ – don’t. Your Venti pales in comparison to the cup of coffee served up in Las Vegas, Nevada, in October of 2010. An 8×8 coffee mug was constructed to hold what is now considered the world’s biggest-ever cup of coffee: 2,010 gallons. That’s more than you’ll probably drink in a lifetime, even IF you have a serious caffeine addiction. For numbers nuts: 2,010 gallons of java amounts to nearly 32,000 regular cups of coffee.
Hats off to Coca-Cola for making the world’s largest soda float. This 3000 gallon ice cream float was whipped up at the World of Coca-Cola Museum in May of 2007 using 7200 scoops of ice cream. The monster float was 15 feet high!
Love mojitos? So do people in Italy. So much so that on July 14, 2011, a group of fans created the largest-ever mojito. This monster, 1300-liter mojito took more than an hour to make (and that’s with several people dumping rum, mint and sugar cane juice into a massive glass). Bet it took longer than that to consume…and to get over the hangover(s). Someone should create the world’s largest aspirin for that.
Think you can polish off an order of nachos by yourself? Not this time. In April 2012, participants at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence, KS, broke the Guinness Record for the largest serving of nachos. The dish was served in an 80-foot-long trough with 4,689 pounds of chips, cheese, beef, and pico de gallo sauce – with Tums served on the side.
Behold, the world’s largest-ever sweet tea: This monster drink was concocted by Chick-Fil-A using more than 900 gallons of water, 70 pounds of tea leaves and – get this – 1150 pounds of sugar! Throw in a ton of ice (literally) and you’ve got a sweet tea of mammoth proportions.
Pizza fan, you say? There’s a record for that. In 1990, the Norwood Pick ‘n Pay Hypermarket in Johannesburg, South Africa, cooked up a ginormous pizza that weighed in at nearly 27,000 pounds! This giant pizza record continues to stand today – a testament to the hugeness of the pie. Seriously nobody’s beaten this record in decades now.
FYI: Papa John’s holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest pizza order. In June of 2006, Papa John’s delivered 13,500 pizzas to employees and sailors at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, California.
We’ve all devoured monster-sized sandwiches before, but this one takes the cake. On St. Patrick’s Day 2005, Wild Woody’s Chill and Grill in Roseville, Michigan, created the world’s largest sandwich. This monster weighed in at nearly 5500 pounds! This incredible sandwich included 4000 pounds of bread, 1000 pounds of corned beef and more than 400 pounds of lettuce, mustard and swiss cheese.
Breakfast, anyone? It’s no secret that whopping-sized omelettes are all the rage, but the omelette served up by Turkish egg producers in October of 2010 beats all. The largest omelette ever made weighed in at more than six tons, requiring 110,000 eggs to make – along with 10 chefs, 50 cooks and more than 400 liters of oil.
When biggest food records stand for decades, you know they’re impressive. Such is the case with the world’s biggest banana split. Made by residents of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on April 30, 1988, this incredible, delectible treat was more than 4.5 miles long (!) and included 2500 gallons of ice cream, 33,000 bananas, 450 gallons of toppnigs and yes, 600 pounds of nuts.
How much chocolate could you eat? How about 30,000 pounds worth? The biggest piece of individual chocolate ever created was – not surprisingly – made by Hershey’s in July of 2007, at Chocolate World. The Hershey’s Kiss weighed more than 30,500 pounds!
When discussing chocolate, we’d be remiss not to mention actual chocolate bars. The largest chocolate bar ever made was created by the Grand Candy company in Armenia in September of 2010. This was no ordinary bar of chocolate – it weighed more than 9700 pounds.
In May of 2011, Dairy Queen Canada created what is officially recognized as the world’s largest ice cream cake. This delicious treat weighed more than 22,000 pounds! This thing was so big that it had to be weighed on a commercial airline scale. The chocolate ice cream cake (with buttercream icing, yum!) was designed by food engineering students at the University of Toronto. Hopefully they got the first bites of this monster before it began to melt…
Cheesecake. Who doesn’t love cheesecake, right? The world’s largest cheesecake was created by Kraft Foods Mexico in January of 2009. This massive dessert weighed in at more than 4700 pounds, and included nearly 1800 pounds of Philadelphia cream cheese, 800 kg. of yogurt and 550 pounds of sugar. Topped with 220 pounds of strawberries, this cheesecake was more than eight feet tall!
Cupcake fanatics, sit down. Behold, the world’s largest cupcake! Created by New Hampshire’s GourmetGiftBaskets.com, this monster triple-vanilla cupcake (with pink frosting) weighed in at more than 1200 pounds. Ingredients included 800 eggs and 200 pounds of sugar. And in case you’re wondering: IF you ate the entire cupcake, you’d consume about 2 million calories.
“C” is for cookie, that’s good enough for me….. Cookie Monster would have some trouble devouring the world’s largest cookie. This chocolate chip cookie, created by the Immaculate Baking Company of North Carolina in May of 2003, weighed in at a whopping 40,000 pounds! The cookie, which was over 100 feet wide, and included 6000 pounds of chocolate chips.
Okay, fudge lovers, wrap your brain around this: The world’s largest slab of fudge was created by two men in Michigan in June of 2009. This incredible confection weighed in at a massive 5200 pounds and included more than 700 pounds of butter, 2800 pounds of chocolate and 300 gallons of sweetened, condensed milk.
The largest yule log cake ever created weighed in at more than 5,500 pounds. This monster cake was created in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in December of 2000. The record still stands today. Impressive!
To be fair, we should mention that the LONGEST yule log cake world record was set in December of 2010 in France. It measured more than 681 feet in length.
In September of 2010, Mexico broke the world record for the longest taco, by creating a ginormous taco that was 134 feet long! This crazy-big taco included literally thousands of pieces of chicken, beef and pork, along with tons of beans, cheese and rice (of course).
In November of 2010, the world’s biggest burrito was created. This thing weighed a frightening 12,786 pounds! This incredibly heavy burrito was wrapped in, yes, ONE single flour tortilla!
What can you enjoy with the world’s largest cup of coffee? How about the world’s largest bagel? The biggest bagel ever created was made by Brueggers Bagels in August of 2004. This 868-pound behemoth was six feet wide and 20 inches thick. To make this bagel, bakers used nearly 1100 pounds of dough, 660 pounds of flour.
Planning on feeding the masses over the holidays? That was absolutely no problem for the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers of Ohio. In October of 2005, this group cooked up the largest pumpkin pie ever. The colossal pie weighed in at more than 2000 pounds (and it was more than 12 feet long – try getting THAT to fit on your side board during Thanksgiving).
The biggest fruit cake ever created weighed in at more than 600 pounds. This monster was created in Bucharest, Romania, in December of 2008. Because really, nothing says “Happy Holidays!” like a 600 pound fruit cake. Try re-gifting that!
The largest, gooiest cinnamon roll ever made was created in October of 2005 by the House of Bread (appropriate) in Mill Creek, Washington. This roll weighed nearly 247 pounds and included 180 pounds of dough and about 50 pounds of cinnamon sugar and butter. Oh,and 50 pounds of icing.
The world’s longest sushi roll, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was created in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, in April of 2007. This sushi roll measured nearly 6700 feet. HOWEVER, it should be noted that in September of 2010, the brilliant folks at UMass Amherst set the world record for the longest California sushi roll ever made – at 422 feet. In doing so, UMass Amherst bested the previous record set by the University of California, Berkeley, in 2009. Congrats!
Okay, after including so much junk food on this list, we felt compelled to include something healthy. Salad. In June of 2010, the largest salad ever made was created in Crete, Greece. This crunchy, munchy Greek salad weighed in at more than 29,500 pounds, and included six tons of tomatoes, three tons of cucumbers and 500 kilos of feta cheese!
Think you’re so cool after you polish off a foot-long hot dog? Try polishing off a 375-foot hot dog! Yes, that’s the longest hot dog ever created, according to Guinness. This monster dog was created by local businesses in Monterrey, Mexico, in September of 2008. Once everything was verified, the record won, the hot dog was cut up into 1000 pieces and served to eager onlookers.
Macaroni and cheese lovers everywhere were no doubt drooling when the Cabot Creamery, with help from Chef John Folse and Company, whipped up what’s now considered the largest-ever macaroni and cheese. This dish of creamy, cheesy goodness weighed in at nearly 2500 pounds – and it was cooked in a cast-iron kettle that weighed more than 1900 pounds! It was served up in New Orleans’ Fulton Square on September 23, 2010.
We couldn’t leave Fido out of the action when it comes to the world’s biggest foods. No, he’d be thrilled with the 231-pound, world record-holding, dog biscuit created in October of 2009 in the UK. The “World’s Biggest Scooby Snack” was created by Warner Bros. and the Canine Cookie Company. WOOF!