More chips please! Mexican town sets Guinness world record for largest batch of guacamole ever at over 10,000 lbs – massive dip took more than three hours to prepare
- The Mexican city of Peribán prepared a serving of 4,970 kilos (10,956 pounds) of guacamole on Sunday morning, setting a world record
- The feat live streamed to Guinness World Records officials, who were unable to attend but confirmed the record Sunday evening
- At least 300 people pealed 10 tons of avocados and then mixed it with onions, tomatoes, pepper, lime and cilantro
- Peribán is located in the western state of Michoacán, the only provider of avocados to the United States
- The previous world record was 3,788 kilos (8,351 pounds) and was prepared in the nearby town of Tancítaro on April 6, 2018
A town in the western Mexican state of Michoacán inscribed its name in the Guinness World Records after creating the largest serving of guacamole.
It took at least 300 men and women in the municipality of Peribán just 3 hours and 30 minutes Sunday to make 4,970 kilos (10,956 pounds) of guac.
The massive batch consisted of 10 tons of avocados that were grown in Peribán orchards and were mixed with onions, tomatoes, pepper, lime and cilantro.
The event was live streamed to Guinness World Records officials, who were unable to attend but confirmed the new record Sunday evening.
At least 300 men and women came together Sunday in the Mexican city of Peribán and set a Guinness World Record, making a guacamole serving of 4,970 kilos (10,956 pounds) – the largest ever made
It took close to 300 people 3 hours and 20 minutes to make a guacamole serving of 4,970 kilos (10,956 pounds) Sunday in Peribán, a city in the Mexican state of Michoacán
‘We achieved the objective of gathering everything that was required to make more than 4 tons of guacamole, which was not easy, in addition to the preparation and the fact that it was finished so quickly,’ Peribán Mayor Alfredo Arroyo said, as quoted by El Heraldo de Mexico.
The serving surpassed the previous record of 3,788 kilos (8,351 pounds) that more than 350 people prepared in the nearby town of Tancítaro on April 6, 2018.
The prior record belonged to the Jalisco city of Concepción de Buenos Aires, where a wholesaler gathered more than 815 people to produce a serving of 2,980 kilos in 2017.
The record-setting guacamole event was part of the 2022 Avocado Expo that was held over the weekend
At least 10 tons of avocados were required to create the world’s largest guacamole serving
The serving surpassed the previous record of 3,788 kilos (8,351 pounds) that more than 350 people prepared in the nearby town of Tancítaro on April 6, 2018
The latest record-setting event was part of the 2022 Avocado Expo that was held over the weekend in Peribán.
The group got its feet wet with a test run November 15 and made 100 kilos of guacamole.
Two days later, a trailer dropped off the giant saucepan needed to hold the massive dip.
The previous record for the largest serving of guacamole totaled 3,788 kilos (8,351 pounds) and it was made by more than 350 people prepared in Tancítaro, Mexico, on April 6, 2018
An avocado wholesaler in Concepción de Buenos Aires, Mexico, set the record in 2017 with a guacamole serving of 2,980 kilos
Francisco Farías attended the event with his family and was impressed with the final product.
‘For such a large guacamole, the ingredients were perfect, everything was well balanced,’ Farías told El Heraldo de Mexico. ‘The flavor of the avocado has a lot to do with it.’
The state of Michoacán is the sole provider avocados – considered ‘green gold’ – to the United States, but producers were temporarily banned from exporting across the border in February after a cartel threatened a USDA food inspector.
Peribán ranks seventh in production and exportation of avocados.
‘The result was very good. Peribán has outdone itself, it’s a great joy for us,’ said Mercedes Cervantes, president of the organizing committee. said. ‘Our main goal is to promote Peribán, which is known [in Mexico] but not internationally. We want people to know that Peribán produces avocados of the highest quality and flavor.’