More tokens please! Mexican town sets Guinness World Record for biggest batch of guacamole ever at over 10,000 pounds – massive dip took over three hours to prepare
- The Mexican town of Peribán prepared a 4,970 kilo (10,956 pound) serving of guacamole on Sunday morning, setting a world record
- The feat was broadcast live to Guinness World Records officials, who were unable to attend but confirmed the record on Sunday evening
- At least 300 people peeled 10 tonnes of avocados then tossed them with onions, tomatoes, pepper, lime and cilantro
- Peribán is located in the western state of Michoacán, the only supplier of avocados in 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 has entered its name into the Guinness World Records after creating the largest serving of guacamole.
It took at least 300 men and women from the municipality of Peribán in just 3 hours and 30 minutes on Sunday to make 4,970 kilos (10,956 pounds) of guac.
The massive batch consisted of 10 tons of avocados grown in the orchards of Peribán and mixed with onions, tomatoes, pepper, lime and coriander.
The event was broadcast live to Guinness World Records officials, who were unable to attend but confirmed the new record on Sunday evening.
At least 300 men and women gathered in the Mexican town of Peribán on Sunday and set a Guinness World Record, making a 4,970 kilo (10,956 lb) serving of guacamole – the largest ever made
It took nearly 300 people 3 hours and 20 minutes to prepare a 4,970-kilo (10,956-pound) serving of guacamole on Sunday in Peribán, a town in the Mexican state of Michoacán
“We achieved the goal of gathering everything needed to make over 4 tons of guacamole, which was not easy, in addition to the preparation and the fact that it was finished so quickly,” said said the mayor of Peribán, Alfredo Arroyo, quoted by El Heraldo de Mexico.
The portion 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 previous record belonged to the Jalisco de Concepción town of Buenos Aires, where a wholesaler mustered more than 815 people to produce a 2,980 kilo serving in 2017.
The record breaking guacamole event was part of the Avocado Expo 2022 held this weekend
At least 10 tons of avocados were needed to create the world’s largest serving of guacamole
The portion 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-breaking event was part of the Avocado Expo 2022 held this weekend in Peribán.
The group got their feet wet with a tryout on Nov. 15 and made 100 pounds of guacamole.
Two days later, a trailer dropped off the giant pan needed to hold the massive dip.
The previous record for the largest portion of guacamole totaled 3,788 kilos (8,351 pounds) and it was achieved by more than 350 people prepared in Tancítaro, Mexico on April 6, 2018.
An avocado wholesaler from Concepción in 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 big guacamole, the ingredients were perfect, everything was well balanced,” Farías told El Heraldo de Mexico. “The avocado flavor has a lot to do with it.”
The state of Michoacán is the only supplier of avocados – considered “green gold” – to the United States, but growers were temporarily banned from exporting across the border in February after a cartel threatened a USDA food inspector.
Peribán ranks seventh in the production and export of avocados.
‘The result was very good. Peribán has outdone himself, it is a great joy for us,” said Mercedes Cervantes, president of the organizing committee. said. “Our main objective is to promote Peribán, which is known [in Mexico] but not internationally. We want people to know that Peribán produces the highest quality and flavorful avocados.