Didn’t get enough to eat on Thanksgiving? Then feast your eyes on this absurd buffet of monstrously oversized food. While some may lament the inherent waste of food involved in creating the world’s largest burgers, omelettes and sushi rolls, there’s no denying that enormous edibles have their appeal all over the world. You’ll feel full just looking at these 15 record-breaking, gut-busting food items.
Stomach-Popping Pumpkin Pie
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Nearly a ton of pumpkin was required to make South Africa’s record-breaking, 28-foot pumpkin pie. The massive dessert was three feet deep and took two days to create, and beat out the previous title holder in Circleville, Ohio, which took 360 pounds of sugar, 795 pounds of pumpkin, 60 lbs. of powered milk, 60 dozen eggs, 75 gallons of water and 400 lbs. of flour to make.
12,600 Calorie Gummi Bear
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Have you ever wondered what 12,600 calories looks like? This huge gummi bear is the equivalent of 1,400 regular-sized gummi bears, stands nine inches tall and weighs five pounds. You can get one of your very own at VAT15 for $40 in your choice of blue raspberry, red cherry, and green apple teeth-rotting flavors.
Monster of a Meatball
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That old Italian-American classic, spaghetti and meatballs, is a favorite from coast to coast here in the U.S. – but not everyone is content with meatballs that can fit on a fork. Matthew Mitnitsky, owner of Nonni’s Italian Eatery in Concord, New Hampshire, set out to break the previous record, set by late night host Jimmy Kimmel, so he could bring the title back to the East Coast. He succeeded with his 222.5-pound meat monstrosity, beating Kimmel’s meatball by over 24 pounds.
Tons of Tiramisu
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Tiramisu may be from Italy, but that hasn’t stopped both Switzerland and France from creating the two largest tiramisu desserts ever made. The 2007 Swiss version, in the shape of the confection’s country of origin, weighed over 1,742 pounds – but the French beat them handily in 2009 with their less artistic, but much larger 2,372 pound dessert, which contained over 4,000 eggs.
Positively Enormous Pizza
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Over 1,100 pounds of flour, 1,763 pounds of cheese and 1,984 pounds of tomato paste were required to make the world’s largest pizza, which measured a whopping 122 feet in diameter. Created in 1990 at the Pick ‘n’ Pay hypermarket in Johannesburg, South Africa, the pizza was rapidly consumed in a not-so-orderly fashion by onlookers, who simply tore pieces off the edges with their hands.
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It would take an awful lot of licks to even make a dent in this insanely gigantic lollipop, created in August 2009 in honor of spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy’s birthday. The equivalent of 165,070 regular-sized lollipops, this supersized sucker surpasses the previous record holder by 2,000 pounds, weighing in at 6,706 pounds. It’s 10 feet in diameter, 10 inches thick and 25 feet tall including the stick.
Humongous Bowl of Hummus
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Lebanese chefs set a new world record in October 2009 with the largest plate of hummus ever made. This garlicky dip contained 2,976 pounds of mashed chickpeas and 13,525 ounces of lemon juice, and was served on the world’s largest plate.
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Warning: eating this entire hamburger will undoubtedly result in extreme discomfort, followed by death. The aptly named “The Absolutely Ridiculous Burger”, served at Mallie’s Sports Bar and Grill in Detroit, Michigan, costs $350 and must be ordered 24 hours in advance. The 134 pound slab of meat is served on a 50 pound bun, and naturally, no single individual has ever been able to eat more than a small portion of it.
Seriously Gigantic Sushi Roll
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There’s nothing bite-sized about this ridiculously large sushi roll, created by martial arts movie star Jackie Chan’s restaurant, G. Sushi. As Chan demonstrated at the opening of a new location in Shanghai, this tightly packed roll of raw fish, rice, vegetables and seaweed is so big, it would take three adult men to circle it with their arms.
D’oh! Largest Donut Made of Donuts
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It’s the sort of epic donut that would knock Homer Simpson off his feet – a nearly 20-foot-wide creation that weighs more than two rhinoceroses. Assembled by Donut King for the release of The Simpsons Movie on DVD, this gigantic donut was made from 90,000 individual donuts and covered in half a ton of pink icing and 66 pounds of sprinkles.
Omelette of 11,000 Eggs
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It took 20 people in rotating shifts to cook the world’s largest omelette, which weighed more than 1,000 pounds and was made from over 11,000 eggs. Villagers in Belorechenskiy, Russia got to consume the oversized omelette when it was done.
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It was the sandwich of sandwiches: a 5,440 pound stack of white bread measuring over a foot thick, huge slabs of cheese and meat, and untold amounts of lettuce and mayo. This world record sandwich was made by Wild Woody’s Chill and Grill, in Roseville, Michigan in 2005.
Three months later, cooks in Iran tried and failed to break that record when the crowd started eating their 4,900-foot ostrich meat sandwich before it could be measured.
Fattest Piece of Fudge
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In June of 2009, a team of students led by a culinary professor at Lansing Community College broke the world record for the largest slab of fudge and made tens of thousands of dollars in proceeds, which were donated for need-based LCC scholarships. The fudge measured over 36 feet long, 8 feet wide and 6 inches deep and weighed in at over 520,000 pounds.
Gigantic Gingerbread Man
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The tallest man in the world presented the world’s largest gingerbread man at an Ikea outlet in the Norway’s capital Oslo in November 2009. 8-foot-1-inch tall Sultan Koesen, declared the world’s tallest living man in September, presented the 1,435 pound cookie, which broke the 1,307 pound record set in Smithville, Texas in 2006.
Insanely Huge Ice Cream Cake
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Adorned with cute cartoon characters, the biggest ice cream cake ever made was nearly 16 feet long, 10 feet wide and three feet tall. Chinese workers who labored over the cake danced in celebration when it was completed in 2006 and declared a world record winner by Guinness World Records.