Everyone loves to eat, but these people really love food. Whether they make a living traveling around eating thousands of hot dogs and cow brains or build insane sculptures out of chocolate and cake, their passion for food will surprise you. This food world records list includes everything from professional competitive eaters destroying massive steaks to college kids who nabbed a world record throwing the most epic dessert party of all time.
Food is a huge part of culture, life, fun, and in the case of the Carolina Reaper Pepper, even pain. Some of these world records related to food are truly incredible. If you thought eating an extra burger at that one party was a big deal, get ready to take a look at a burger that weighs more than some fully grown people do. Whether you love sweet, savory, or just plain crazy, there is definitely something on this list to sink your teeth into. Bon appetit!
Takeru Kobayashi is a Japanese competitive eater that holds numerous world records. In 2002, Fox broadcasted The Glutton Bowl, an intense competition sanctioned by the International Federation of Competitive Eating. Contestants had to work their way through various rounds, eating things such as hard boiled eggs, whole sticks of butter, hot dogs, mayonnaise, and cow brains. Kobayashi took the final cow brain round by eating a 1/3 pound of them in just 15 minutes.
The most expensive hamburger ever made was a huge burger crafted by Juicy Foods and Ovations Foodservices for Juicy's Outlaw Grill. The restaurant is based in Corvallis, OR. The burger was made on July 2, 2011, and cost $5,000.
In 2015, Niagara College in Niagara Falls, Canada broke the world record for largest dessert party of all time. With almost 1,000 participants serving 5,000 desserts on campus, these college kids truly tasted sweet victory.
In 2012, Maltese chocolate artist Andrew Farrugia constructed a 2,755-lb. chocolate train. The elaborate piece of art measured 112 feet long and took more than 700 hours to complete. According to Farrugia, "Actually it was going to be much smaller than it was, but I kept on adding another wagon, and another wagon, and it's the size it is today."