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Avocado Prices Reach Record High After Terrible Harvest, Here Is How It Affects You

It’s the last thing we want to hear, but the days of affordable avocados might be a thing of the past, as avocado prices have been rising, hitting a record high this summer.

Per The Wall Street Journal, wholesale prices on avocados have surged by 75 percent since July after a bad harvest season in not only California, but in Mexico, as well. The U.S. can usually rely on Mexico for avocado backup, but a drought put the country behind on its usual production.

Now, a case of 48 Hass avocados is costing about $80, meaning retailers would have to sell each avocado for about $2 just to break even.

Avocado production is a bit tough to predict, as there could be a really good harvest one year, and a record-breaking terrible harvest the next, as is the case right now.

Chipotle, who spends 10 percent of its food costs on avocados, and Whole Foods, who just slashed prices after being acquired by Amazon, might be able to take the hit, but that might not be the case at other restaurants or supermarkets.

If you start seeing guacamole cost a little more than usual at your favorite taco spot, now you know why.


Here’s Where To Find The World’s Largest Tower Of Grilled Cheese


In a little less than two weeks from now, Foodbeast will be hosting the first-ever Oozefest in Downtown Santa Ana. In honor of our cheese-filled occasion, we’re gonna be attempting to put together the world’s tallest stack of grilled cheeses.

Taking place in the first session, watch as we either set the world record, or kill ourselves in an avalanche of grilled cheese sandwiches. Either way, you’ll be entertained.

Oozefest is happening on Saturday Oct. 10 and is gonna be split into two sessions. The first will be from 1-4PM and the second from 6-9PM. VIPs will get in an hour earlier for each section.

General Admission for Oozefest (All-You-Can-Eat + All-You-Can-Drink) $50 and VIP $75 for 1 hour of early access. Some our cheesiest vendors include Slater’s 50/50, Grilled Cheese Truck, Burntzilla and Grits Fullerton.

World’s Tallest Grilled Cheese Stack || OOZEFESTFor everyone attending October 10th’s FOODBEAST Presents Ooze Fest – Southern California’s Premier Cheese Festival, not only will there be 20+ different news-worthy cheese creations, unlimited craft beer…but we will also be setting a record for the WORLD’S TALLEST GRILLED CHEESE STACK. How high will it go? Find out, get your ticket to you’re not in California, you can tune in via the LIVESTREAM right here on Facebook.#foodbeast #oozefest

Posted by Foodbeast on Thursday, September 24, 2015


This 124-Pound Woman Just Set A World Record For Quickly Eating Steaks


Molly Schuyler is no stranger to steaks. A few years back, the 124-pound woman set a record for eating a Big Texan steak in less than 10 minutes. Now, she’s outdone herself with another record.

Schuyler has returned to the Big Texan in Armarillo, this time, to eat three steaks. No, really.

The competitive eater was served three steaks (4 1/2 pounds each), three shrimp cocktails, three baked potatoes, three bread rolls and three salads. What sounds like a meal for an entire family over the course of a few hours was consumed by Schuyler after only 20 minutes.

Breaking down the event, Schuyler ate the first steak in about 4 minutes, the second at 11 minutes and the third in 20. While she tried for a fourth, three turned out to be her limit. Though she did finish the sides.

Still, at three steaks, Schuyler broke the record at the Texas-based restaurant winning herself $6,000. The restaurant is famous for its steak challenge where patrons could attempt to eat a 72-ounce steak in under an hour. If they succeed, they eat for free.

Schuyler previously completed the challenge with two steak meals. Her recent accomplishment will be presented to the Guinness World Records.


Record Coasters

It’s been a weird life for vinyl. They’re an all-around inferior medium for our music but are widely beloved by hipsters and lovers of retrojunk the world over. I suppose it’s just a piece of history that will never really fade away, and the proof is in the pudding… err the coasters? Antiquated or not, they make for a really neat way to keep your drink from ruining your hardwood tables. ($9.49 @ Amazon)


German Restaurant sets Bratwurst Record


A Chicago based German restaurant wanted to get themselves into the book of records for something, so what better way than attempt to make the world’s largest bratwurst?

Huffington Post reports, The Berghoff Restaurant challenged the pages of history on Sept 15 by attempting to make the world’s largest piece of bratwurst. The challenge was met during the annual Oktoberfest celebration.

CEO Carlyn Berghoff said, “We’ve been doing this event for 26 years and we wanted to mix things up by doing something crazy and fun,” reported the HuffPost Weird News.

The bratwurst weighed over 40 pounds at 47-feet and 3-inch and took half an hour to cook. It was served with a bun 50 feet long that weighed 35 pounds. The Berghoff was successful in setting the world record and was able to raise $1,000 towards A Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.

[THX: Huffington Post Food]