15 Big-Ass Record-Breaking Junk Foods
With the government becoming increasingly involved in American’s health habits and practices, we figure it’s only a matter of time before they start dictating what we can and cannot eat. So before consuming our favorite foods becomes a criminal act, we thought we pay homage to the Super-Sized foods that has made this country great. Without further adieu, here are 15 Big-Ass Record-Breaking Junk Foods.
The Worlds Largest Hamburger
Size / Weight: 185lbs
On Sept. 17, 2009, Steve Mallie, owner of Mallie’s Sports Bar and Grill in Southgate, Michigan created the new World’s Largest Hamburger. It weights 185 lbs and took 15 hours to make. Mallie plans to sell the burger for $499. – (source – Huffpost)
World’s Longest Hotdog
Size / Weight: 60.3 meters
The world’s largest hot dog was made as the central part of a media event surrounding the 50th anniversary of the All-Japan Bread Association, on August 4, 2006. It measured 60m in a bun measuring 60.3m. This American monstrosity was made by the Shizuoka Meat Producers of Shizuoka, Japan. (source – Huffpost)
World’s Biggest Sandwich
Size / Weight: 5,440 lbs
The world’s largest sandwich was made by Wild Woody’s Chill and Grill, in Roseville, Michigan, on March 17, 2005. This mouthful weighed a whopping 5,440 lbs (2,467.5 kg). (source – JunkFoodNews)
World’s Largest Pizza
Size / Weight: 37.4 meters in diameter
On December 8th, 1990, a monumentally wasteful record was set by Pick ‘n’ Pay hypermarket in Johannesburg, South Africa when a pizza measuring 37.4 meters in diameter was, for lack of a better term, constructed. It’s said to have been made using 500 kg of flour, 800 kg of cheese and 900 kg of tomato paste. (source – Huffpost)
World’s Largest Tamale
Size / Weight: 42 ft. long, 1200 lbs.
On December 4th, 1999, the World’s Largest Tamale was unveiled at the 5th Annual Tamale Festival in Sacramento. (source – JunkFoodNews)
World’s Largest Fish and Chips
Size / Weight: 77.5 lbs.
Icelandic USA, Inc., set the Guinness Book of World Records “World’s Largest Fish and Chips Serving” of 77.75 pounds – 34.21 pounds for the Cod Fillet (battered and fried) and 43.54 lbs of chips. (L-R) President and CEO of Icelandic USA Magnus Gustafsson, Black Rose owner Michael Glynn, Icelandic USA Director of Technical Services Ronald Sasiela, and Iceland Minister of Fisheries Arni M. Mathiesen. (source – JunkfoodNews)
World’s Largest Fish Taco
Size / Weight: 20 ft.
On Saturday August 9th, 2008, Bubba’s Tacos in Jaco Beach, Costa Rica made the world’s largest fish taco, coming in at an estimated 20 feet. It included Mahi Mahi, cheese, coleslaw, tomatoes, jalapenos, onions, lime wedges and hot sauce on the side. $5 donations were taken to sponsor the taco and all the proceeds went toward a reef conservation project. – (source – JunkFoodNews)
World’s Largest Popcorn Ball
Size / Weight:24.5 feet in circumference, 3,415 lbs.
The gargantuan, edible sphere is a whopping eight feet in diameter, approximately 24.5 feet in circumference and weighs in at 3,415 pounds. To put it in perspective, the record-setting ball is almost 50,000 times larger than the normal popcorn balls distributed for retail consumption. The giant popcorn ball also is a celebration of the new proprietary recipe for the in-house production of popcorn balls, reminiscent of the taste associated with Grandma’s kitchen. (source – JunkFoodNews)
World’s Largest Donut
Size / Weight: 95 ft. in diameter, 5,000 lbs
In 1998, to celebrate their 50th anniversary, Winchell’s Donut House in Pasedena, California made the World’s Largest Donut. It was an apple fritter. (source – Winchell’s)
World’s Largest Cookie
Size / Weight: 100 ft. in diameter
Immaculate Baking Co. set the record for biggest cookie in 2003 with a monster snack made of 12,200 lbs. of unbleached flour, 6,525 lbs. of unsalted butter, 6,000 lbs. of dark chocolate chunks, 5,000 lbs. of granulated sugar, 3,370 lbs. of dark brown sugar, 30,000 eggs, 184 lbs. of salt, 79 lbs. baking soda, 10 gallons of vanilla. (source – cnn)
World’s Largest Cheesecake
Size / Weight: 2 tons
Mexican chefs cut the Guinness World Record biggest cheesecake in Mexico City, on January 25, 2009. The biggest cheesecake of the world, with 2,5 meters in diameter, 55 centimeters high and 2 tons of weight, was distributed among 20,000 people. (source – Huffpost)
World’s Largest Wedding Cake
Size / Weight: 17 ft. tall, 15,032 lbs.
At the New England Bridal Showcase, Mohegan Sun unveiled the world’s largest wedding cake. Measuring 17-feet tall and weighing 15,032 pounds, the seven-tiered cake is almost three-times the weight of the current record in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s largest wedding cake.
The Mohegan Sun wedding cake is vanilla flavored and decorated with bows and hearts. Ingredients include: 10,000 pounds of pound cake batter and 4,810 pounds of creamy frosting with a taste of vanilla and almond. Comparatively speaking, the cake weighs more than five Volkswagen Beetles and can feed up to 59,000 people. (source – JunkFoodNews)
World’s Largest Lollipop
Size / Weight: 4,016 lbs.
Jolly Rancher has unveiled the World’s Largest Lollipop, certified by Guinness World Records, weighing in at a whopping 4,016 pounds and measures 62.8 inches in diameter (over 5 feet square) and 18.9 inches thick. The Jolly Rancher lollipop, an exact replica of the regular-sized Jolly Rancher cherry lollipop, breaks the previous record by over 1,000 pounds. (source – Huffpost)
World’s Largest Milkshake
Size /Weight: 6000 gallons
The Comfort Diners’ Owner Ira Freehof beat the heat and the Guinness Book of World Records when — in conjunction with Parmalat USA & American Dairy Association — he set a new record for the WORLD’S LARGEST MILKSHAKE, a 6,000 gallon classic Black & White Shake (the equivalent of 50,000 shakes!), which surpassed the old Guinness record of 4,603.24 gallons. (source – JunkFoodNews)
World’s Largest Scoop of Ice Cream
Size / Weight: 7,800 lbs.
In 1999 set the record with a giant scoop of strawberry ice cream that weighed 7,800 pounds. (source – VirginMedia)
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