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Guinness World Record Set For Largest Menudo At Nearly 2,500 Pounds

Menudo is one of the most well-known meals (and hangover cures) to come from Mexican cuisine. Made with tripe (the edible lining of a cow’s stomach), hominy, and plenty of warm chiles and spices, this soup has become a popular weekend staple. Recently, one Mexican food company stepped up big to pay tribute to the hearty, spicy menudo.

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Photo courtesy of Juanita’s Foods

Juanita’s Foods, a producer of hominy, posole, menudo, and other Mexican foods, set a Guinness World Record this weekend, for the largest menudo ever conceived.

It required a 300-gallon kettle to cook everything and weighed an astonishing 2,439 pounds.

Juanita’s Foods worked with culinary students and instructors from the Arts Institutes to make the record-breaking feat happen at their headquarters in Wilmington, California.

According to a press release, over 980 pounds of tripe, 600 pounds of hominy, and 171 pounds of spices and chiles went into making this massive menudo batch.

A Juanita Foods representative confirmed to Foodbeast that the minimum requirement to set the record was 1,100 pounds, meaning that just on the amount of tripe and hominy alone, the mark was easily eclipsed.

It took about 6 hours to cook the menudo at the event where the Guinness World Record was confirmed, and it fed approximately 800-1,1000 people who attended, including Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti. The rest was donated to local community service organizations, including The Dream Center Foundation, Food Finders, and Long Beach Rescue Mission.

Hit-Or-Miss Humor

Guy Drives Over 100 Hours To Buy 1 Snickers From Every Walmart in North Carolina

If it feels like Walmart is everywhere, it’s because Walmart is everywhere. With over 5,000 stores countrywide, there’s no questioning its power over the U.S. market.

One thing we can question, though, is why this guy decided to drive through all of North Carolina to buy a Snickers bar at over 100 different Walmart stores.

Jimmy Donaldson, AKA Mr. Beast on YouTube, decided to embark on a journey that saw him take road trip to 117 Walmarts, with over 100 hours of driving, just so he can collect a Snickers bar from each. Well, he never actually says how many he went to, but according to Google Maps, there are 117 Walmarts in North Carolina.

Donaldson did face some challenges, mostly from managers not letting him film in the Walmarts, but he did it, and collected a hell of a lot of Snickers.

He also said it was a world record. It hasn’t been acknowledged by Guinness World Records yet, but we’ll wait and see.

Maybe next time he’ll be a big boy and do all 5,000 Walmarts across the country.

Celebrity Grub

The Rock’s Feuding With High School Students Over Cereal World Record

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson seems to have a thing for owning random Guinness World Records. You might remember when he claimed the world record for selfies taken in less than 3 minutes, or when he made a 540-pound 7-layer dip.

On November 28, Rocky claimed his 5th Guinness world record, as his Seven Bucks Production company toppled 3,006 cereal boxes in domino-like fashion, beating the old record of 2,686.

The previous record was held by seniors at H. Frank Carey High School in New York, and they didn’t take too kindly to The Rock swooping in and taking their record just days after setting it. In the spirit of competition, and not letting the superstar’s company punk them, they promptly took back the record by toppling 3,416 boxes.

Of course, they didn’t have the fancy budget that Seven Bucks Productions had, so they actually convinced FedEx to return the 2,800 cereal boxes used the first time around, just before they were shipped out to Florida and Puerto Rico for relief.

From there, Associated Foods, who donated the cereal the first time around, donated another 614 boxes, allowing the school to reclaim the record.

To give you an idea of the maginitude of this record, the school filled the floor of the entire gym with the cereal boxes, and it took about 6 minutes for the boxes to snake around and completely topple.

Also, because I know you’re wondering, the cereal will all be donated again.

Hopefully The Rock will see that this record probably means a lot more to these students and gracefully take this “L”. We all know the superstar can probably get the record back, but at this point, the kids earned it.

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Foodbeast Helps Set Guinness World Record With Smithfield For World’s Largest Grilling Lesson

“Yo let’s build fam, I FW your vision,” me basically once I heard that Smithfield brand was trying to set the first-ever Guinness World Record for the world’s largest barbecue lesson. Though that really wasn’t explicit verbatim and likely just my inner thoughts, I was still hyped to check off a bucket list experience of being a part of a Guinness World Record.

Peep the setting: Kansas City, Mo, AKA the barbecue capital of the world. Over 300 eager participants seeking world record glory. Nine-time World Champion pitmaster Chris Lilly, Weber grillmaster Kevin Kolman, and Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Lineman Chris Jones leading grilling and tailgating fans through two recipes featuring Smithfield Prime Back Ribs and Roasted Garlic & Herb Marinated Fresh Pork Chops.

Colin E. Braley/AP Images for Smithfield

The rules to set the record were simple: the one-hour long lesson which showcased the ease, convenience, and versatility of grilling fresh pork, must have all participants’ dishes cooked and completed within the given time limit. Very minimal social media posting was allowed during the lesson and anybody who left the designated grilling lesson area was eliminated from participation and inclusion in the record.

Though nature called for a few eliminated participants, triumph was ultimately achieved on April 27th and Smithfield officially set the first-ever Guinness World Records title for the largest grilling lesson with 336 participants at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., as announced by official Guinness World Records adjudicator Phillip Robertson.

Smithfield Guinness World Record Attempt for "Largest Grilling Lesson"

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The event not only launched the brand’s national “Get Grilling America” campaign, but also celebrated National Barbecue Month and the Kansas City Chiefs’ Draft Party.

Foodbeast was really out here helping set world records and partaking in the world’s best barbecue. Twas lit like the hottest grills getting Guinness World Records’ attention, fam.

Smithfield Guinness World Record Attempt for "Largest Grilling Lesson"

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Celebrity Grub

The Rock Just Made A Record-Breaking 540-Pound 7-Layer Dip

Guinness World Records officially recognized The Rock and his production team for making the largest 7-layer dip in the world.

In order to beat the record, they had to surpass 440.925 pounds, and easily blew by it with 540-pounds of bean dip.

The Rock’s Seven Bucks Digital Studios actually had Guinness there to judge, as the team used a 100 gallon fish tank for the job.

With over five hours of labor and four people prepping the dip, the 7-layer dip was successfully put together using 153.6 pounds of refried beans, 76.8 quarts of sour cream, 9.6 pounds of seasoning, 76.8 pounds of cheese, 38.5 quarts of guac, 38.4 quarts of tomatoes, 19.2 quarts of green onion, and 37.2 quarts of black olives.

The Rock was actually never even in the room himself, but he had no problem taking credit for the record, since it is his team that put it together. He tweeted out last Friday:

While the People’s Champ might not have been there to get his hands dirty with his team, I don’t think anyone is going to argue with him about it, unless it’s Stone Cold Steve Austin, who always used to whoop The Rock’s candy ass.

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Ten Of The Largest Food Items From Around The World

We all enjoy seeing food the size of SUVs. And yes, there was a sigh of relief when I noticed that the US wasn’t the only one to set food records of massive proportions. This list takes local food challenges to the next level with these behemoth, hellacious works of art. We dare you to clean your plate.

Largest S’more

Largest s’more

Who: Deer Run Camping Resort

What: 121.11 Kilograms

Where: United States

You said gimme some more, and they delivered. At a mere 267 pounds, this campfire delight could probably feed all of the Girl Scouts across America. In Gardners, Pennsylvania 104 volunteers helped create this behemoth. Bask in all its glory.


Largest Hamburger Commercially Available

Most Expensive Food

Who: Juicy Foods

What: Weighs 777 pounds

Price: $5,000

Where: United States

But really? Hold the cheese? OK, but we are still very impressed. This enormous burger could make an appearance at your next Super Bowl party, just make sure to give the restaurant 48 hours notice.


Largest Serving of Lagman Soup

Largest Serving of Lagman Soup

Who: Kazakh Geographic Society

What: 687 Kilograms

Where: Kazakhstan

No soup Nazis here, just oodles of noodles. Following a traditional recipe by a team of 30 chefs, Kazakh Geographic Society celebrated their five year anniversary on national unity day with a huge helping of Lagman soup.


Largest Gluten-Free Pizza

Largest Gluten-Free Pizza

Who: Dovilio Nardi

What: 1261.65 Square Metre(s)

Where: Italy

Do you think you could eat this whole thing guilt free? Would you get a t-shirt? Prepared by Dovilio Nardi, Andrea Mannocchi, Marco Nardi, Matteo Nardi and Matteo Giannotte, this pizza has a bigger plan. This pizza was named Ottavia after the first Roman emperor Octavian Augustus. The purpose of this pie was to spread the message to the world about the importance of health conscious food choices … and this pizza party just got serious.


Largest Chocolate Truffle

Largest Chocolate Truffle

Who: Mirco Della Vecchia

What: 1,768 pounds

Where: Italy

The largest chocolate truffle weighed in at 1,768 pounds of pure gluttony. Dark chocolate, Amarena cherries, cream and a dream made this creation come to life. Now this is how you get chocolate wasted.


Largest Fruit Cobbler

largest fruit cobbler

Who: Hampton Inn of Ruston

What: 2,251 pounds

Where: United States

What does one do with 819 pounds of peaches, 454 pounds of sugar and 312 pounds of butter?  Make a colossal peach cobbler for the Annual Louisiana Peach Festival in Ruston, Louisiana.


Largest Fruit Salad

Largest Fruit Salad

Who: Spar Österreichische Warenhandels AG

What: 19,158 pounds

Where: Austria

If only it were deeper — so we could swim in it. The largest fruit salad weighed 19,158 pounds. A lot of fruits were in attendance.


Largest Tiramisu

Who: Latte Blanc, Uova Pascolo, Caffe Toto, Despar, Associazione Cons.erva

What: 3,015 Kilograms

Where: Italy

This is what an adult slip n’ slide should look like … made with Zabaione cream, coffee, mascarpone, cream, Sovoiardi biscuits, sugar, cocoa and whipped cream. Plan of action: face-first.


Largest Falafel

Largest Falafel

Who: Landmark Amman Hotel & Conference Center

What: 164.80 pounds

Where: Jordan

Opa! The largest falafel weighed in at 164.80 pounds and was prepared by ten chefs using the traditional recipe of chickpeas, parsley, and coriander with mixed spices. It took 25 minutes to deep fry this bad boy and was later served to 600 hotel guests. I only hope they had enough tzatziki for everyone.


Largest Crab Cake 

Largest Crab Cake

Who: Handy International Incorporated

What: 300 pounds

Where: United States

The largest crab cake weighed in at 300 pounds of fresh Maryland blue crab meat. I’d imagine that anyone allergic to shellfish were evacuated from the city leading up to the event. And that EpiPens were in everyone’s goodie bags.

Disclaimer: Records change on a daily basis. || Photo Credit: Guinness World Records


Meet Poppy, the World’s Oldest Cat Who Still Eats KFC Chicken

Worlds Oldest Cat

This is Poppy. According to Guinness World Records, Poppy is the world’s oldest living cat, even with an occasional diet of KFC. Residing in Bournemouth, England, the feline just celebrated her 24th birthday. Although no one really knows why Poppy has lived so long, as cats have an average lifespan of 12-14 years, we can’t help but wonder if her eating habits have something to do with it…

Poppy’s owners said that they sometimes will feed her kabobs, fish and chips and even KFC chicken. Definitely sounds like the diet of a 14-year-old. While this doesn’t sound like too healthy of a meal choice for cats, especially one that’s deaf and blind, Poppy has already lived through double her life expectancy.

No fucks given.

H/T Design Taxi, Picthx David Hedges