UK Restaurant Bakes Largest Tortilla Chip

Jun 21, 2012 12:20pm
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                                                                               (Image credit: Courtesy Brewers Fayre)

Restaurant workers in the UK have baked off the largest tortilla chip the country has seen.  Weighing in at 110 pounds and roughly 32 square feet in size, the chip was baked by Brewers Fayre employees in their Norwich, Norfolk and Tewkesbury locations.

The chip is made from 40 kilos (88 pounds) of flour and 20 liters (5 gallons) of water.  Workers spent over 50 hours making it and baked it in a 3-meters (10 feet) deep oven.

Six people are needed to move the chip, which was made in to celebrate the launch of the restaurant’s Tex Mex buffet.

“We are really excited to have created the biggest Tortilla Chip in the UK and we can’t think of a more fun way to launch our new Tex Mex all-you-can-eat buffet,” marketing manager Emma Price said in a statement.

The giant chip is 10,000 times the size of a regular chip.  A single tortilla chip contains about 20 calories, so this giant chip likely has over 200,000 calories.

The Guinness Book of World Records reports the longest tortilla from La Paz, Mexico spanned 1.49 miles and weighed over 4,400 pounds.  This tortilla was used to create the world’s largest burrito, which weighed 12,785 pounds.

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