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More Than a Mouthful: 25 of the World’s Largest Foods

We’ve all heard of super-sizing, but did you know that there is an entire practice to making the world’s largest food? Often documented by the wage settlers at Guinness World Records, making the biggest food will not only get you a great meal or ten but a shot at immortality via their print and web publications.

To save the time of flipping pages or running searches, simply click on one or all of the below 25 of the world’s largest foods. They may include some of your old-fashioned favorites, along with a few of the rarest and sizeable entries in culinary history.

World’s Largest Fast Foods

Love the taste, hate the fat, and marvel at these foods whose calorie content makes them practically illegal.

    1. World’s Largest Burger Go beyond the Mac Attack with this humongous hamburger. In an entry from the Malle’s Sports Bar in Michigan, this 134 pound burger is topped with the obligatory cheese, bacon, and loads more. Even the bun itself weighs in at 50 pounds.

    2. World’s Largest Pizza Although most pizzas are measured in diameter inches, you would actually need a case of measuring tapes to clock in this one. Iowa Falls is the home of the world’s largest pizza with a record 129 by 92 foot measurement. It houses over 700 pounds of sauce, 4,000 pounds of cheese, and 9,500 sections of crust.

    3. World’s Largest Deliverable Pizza The ultimate in Bring Me food, who goes out for pizza anymore? If you are a resident of Los Angeles, you don’t even have to leave your home to check out the world’s largest deliverable pizza. It measures 54 by 54 inches and is 2,916 square inches. With a price tag of only $199.99 per plain pizza, it is only a mere $29.99 to add extra cheese to it.

    4. World’s Largest Hot Dog The United States is known as the hot dog king, but it is not home to the world’s largest hot dog. It actually lays a tad south in Monterrey, Mexico and sets the record at 76.23 meters or 250 feet in American speak. It broke the previous record of 61 meters, aka 200 feet, set in Japan.

    world’s largest donut

    5. World’s Largest Donut If you’ve ever eaten a dozen donuts all by yourself, this is the food for you. It took 40 people over nine hours to make the largest donut which weighs 3.5 tons or the equivalent of two rhinoceroses. It was made at a Donut King from 90,000 regular sized donuts.

    6. World’s Largest Potato Chip This entry takes the whole “you can’t eat just one” thing to a whole new level. The world’s largest chip is a Pringle measuring at 25 by 14 inches and weighs in at 5.4 ounces or 80 times that of a regular chip. What will this one indulgence cost your diet? A mere 920 calories.

    7. World’s Largest French Fry Ever dig in your plastic of container hoping for a really long fry? So did Hannah Odom of South Carolina when she went to her local Arby’s. The fry there – not intentionally made to be large like the above – clocked in at almost 24 inches long. A previously large French fry, only 6.75 inches, actually sold on eBay for $200.

    8. World’s Largest Taco Unlike hot dogs, it is no surprise that the world’s largest taco was made in Mexico. Measuring 40.9 meters long, it was made of pork, pineapple, beef, chicken, and rice. Extra bonus: it also has beans.

World’s Largest Produce

Those who were told to “eat all their vegetables” never quite had an offering like these before.

    9. World’s Largest Pumpkin One of nature’s naturally largest foods, it can be common to run into one that weighs dozens of pounds. However, this pumpkin shatters any expectations weighing in at 1,810 pounds. Chris Stevens of Wisconsin brought it to the local harvest fest and holds the current record.

    10. World’s Largest Watermelon Those who buy one at the grocery store often find themselves making the one trip from the trunk to the kitchen for these large melons. However, those who carried the world’s largest watermelon were required to have loads more manpower. From the Hope Farm Store in Arkansas, it weighed over 268 pounds, or more than most people.

    11. World’s Largest Cabbage Not just an entry for basing a popular doll on, cabbages can weigh more than the people they are supposed to feed. In the 2009 Alaska State Fair, the world’s largest cabbage weighed in at 125.9 pounds. The head measured 21 inches across, and the leaves spanned five feet.

    12. World’s Largest Marrow In a “what is that entry,” this is a vegetable that is related to pumpkin, squash, and melon. However, the largest one weighed in at 113 pounds at needed two men to carry it to be recorded for Guinness. Ken Dade of Norfolk holds the record.

    13. World’s Largest Potato Peter Glazebrook of Northampton, UK holds this record. The massive spud weighs in at eight pounds, four ounces, which broke the previous record by nine ounces. He also held the world record for world’s longest carrot at 17 feet.

    14. World’s Largest Tomato Is it a fruit? Is it a vegetable? With the record setting seven pound, twelve ounce entry, it actually weighs as much as a newborn baby. Grown by Gordon Graham of Oklahoma, the record for longest tomato vine at 53 feet was also set.

    15. World’s Largest Melon A group of Indonesian farmers from the main island of Java have grown a melon weighing more than four kilograms. A honey globe melon, it sold for nearly $1,000 at auction.

    16. World’s Largest Cucumber Assuming the entry is valid, this by and far the largest cucumber on the planet. It is five feet, seven inches tall, making it higher than most American women. It was grown by a Chinese farmer named Akele Hi.

Other World’s Largest Foods

These foods fall into a category of their own.

    17. World’s Largest Banana Split Even a regular sized banana split can be hard to finish on your own. Now imagine taking on the officially largest one made in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. It contained 2,500 gallons of ice cream, 33,000 bananas, 600 pounds of chopped nuts, and 450 gallons of topping. Even those who attempted to walk alongside it had to endure a 4.5 mile walk.

    18. World’s Largest Ice Cream Lactose intolerant individuals should skip this one. Slashfood includes many facts about ice cream including the largest sundae, made in Alberta, Canada which weighed nearly 55,000 pounds. Other tidbits include the largest ice cream sandwich at 2,500 pounds and largest ice cream cake at 12,096 pounds.

    19. World’s Biggest Pie It isn’t apple, and it wasn’t made in America. The world’s largest pie was made in South Africa from pumpkin. It weighed in at 1.15 tons and took two days to make.

    20. World’s Largest Glass of OJ The Florida Department of Citrus and Orange Man introduced the world’s largest orange juice glass. It stood eight feet tall and held more than 730 gallons of orange juice. This was all done in support of National Minority Cancer Awareness Week.

    21. World’s Largest Coffee This entry goes way beyond anything found at Starbucks. Ryan Abood and his crew showcased the largest coffee at 2,010 gallons in celebration of the year it was entered. It shattered the previous record of a mere 911 gallons.

    22. World’s Largest Soup Got a few thousand friends that love soup? Then bring them to Romania for a 1,332 gallon goulash. It housed a half ton of onions, 400 pounds of dried pasado chiles, and loads of beef.

    23. World’s Largest Cheese Displayed in New York in 2007, this was the world’s largest cheese wheel. It weighed 1,323 pounds and was comprised of Gouda. Even though it was estimated to be worth over $15,000, the CEO decided not to sell it.

    24. World’s Largest Salad On a list with burgers, pizza, and donuts, you know we just had to include a salad for caloric purposes. The home of the world’s largest salad is Pulpi, Spain. It took 20 chefs to prepare this 6,700 kilogram salad which contained lettuce, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and olives. Apparently, dressing was on the side.

    25. World’s Largest Wedding Cake Every bride dreams of the ideal wedding cake, but how many dream this big? The world’s largest wedding cake was unveiled at the New England Bridal Showcase and weighed 15,032 pounds. With seven tiers, it broke down into 10,000 pounds of cake and the rest coming in as icing. Perfect for those looking to feed 59,000 guests in one cake.

If looking for more of the world’s largest foods, check out the Guinness Records site itself as it is constantly updated with new entries. There are also many blogs such as World’s Largest Things which specialize in the exceptionally large.