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3 World Food Records That Were Held in the State of Texas

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People around the world are encouraged to attempt a number of impressive, odd, and sometimes completely meaningless world records in order to simply achieve such a feat. Here in Texas, however, people have been known to do that unprompted, all the time! We’ve held a number of titles in the Guinness World Records over the years, in many varied categories. But, where we seem to excel en masse is in the food category! Is it any surprise? We love great barbecue, we dote on Tex-Mex, we cherish our authentic ethnic roots and the foods that are derived from them… we’re literally a state of foodies! Subsequently, we also take great pride in holding world records for such. Here are three food records that were held in the state of Texas (which others have since tried to oust us in.)

1. Largest Frito Pie

3 World Food Records That Were Held in the State of Texas

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The State Fair of Texas and Frito-Lay partnered to develop a huge, trough-based offering of chili, cheese, and corn chips, as reported by the TM Daily Post at the time, making the world’s largest Frito Pie. Guinness officially adjudicated the pie at 1,325 pounds! Not only did we set the record, but it was also the very first time that this category even existed!

2. Largest Pecan Pie

3 World Food Records That Were Held in the State of Texas

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In 1999, the El Paso Diablos set the pecan pie record back in 1999, making a pecan pie that, according to a Guinness spokesperson, measured 50-feet in diameter and weighed just less than 19 tons. Guinness further noted that: “The crust was made from 3,471 lbs of flour, 2,085 lbs of shortening, 170 lbs of sugar, 170 lbs of powdered milk and 3,000 lbs of water. The filling was made up of 1,500 lbs of pecans, 13,350 lbs of sugar, 850 lbs of margarine, 200 lbs of salt, 6,700 lbs of eggs, 210 lbs of vanilla [and] 9,700 lbs of corn syrup.”

3. Largest Serving of Salsa

3 World Food Records That Were Held in the State of Texas
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