The World’s Largest Pizza Weighed Over 13 Tons!

Pizza is delicious, pizza is great. But how much pizza can you really eat?!

By Shannah

Who doesn’t love pizza? We all do, but we’re not so sure if you’d love THIS much pizza. You’d never have to work again for food in your life. Grabbing the Guinness world record title, this pizza weighed over 13 tons at 26,883 pounds.

 

worlds largest pizza, south africa

This pizza creation came long before the Internet trend of loving pizza on December 8th, 1990. We knew this craze had to come from somewhere. It was made in South Africa by the Norwood Hypermarket. The pizza measured in at 122 feet, 8 inches across, but how much ingredients did they use exactly? Well we have the information for you, too!

This astounding pizza used 9,920 pounds of flour, 3,960 pounds of cheese, 1763 pounds of mushrooms, 1984 pounds of tomato puree for the sauce and the same amount of pounds for chopped tomatoes.

You must be thinking: where’s the proof? Luckily for you, there’s pictures AND video of the mouthwatering event.

Of course, there were Ninja Turtles in suit ready to help cut the first slice with a local politician. It wasn’t raw, and from what we can see from the video, we think each part was pre-heated/cooked and then put into place.

But it wasn’t all sunshine. According to the video, a 93-foot garlic bread piece got stuck in traffic. How funny would that have been to see?

But there were other motives behind this large pizza. Sources on Cambio.com say it was originally in preparation for the Soccer World Cup that year to feed an entire stadium of fans.

Other foods that have their own record:

World’s Largest Cup of Coffee

In 2010, the world’s largest cup of coffee was created. Using a pump, pumping 3 gallons per minute into the cup, it eventually came out to be 2,010 gallons of coffee. The cup was huge and it was no coincidence that the gallons matched the year. Put in a specially crafted coffee mug, this world record was broken by GourmetGiftBaskets.com

World’s Largest Chicken Nugget

chicken nugget, worlds largest chicken nugget,
This monster of a nugget was crafted in 2013 and weighed a whopping 51 lbs. It measured 3.25 feet by 2 feet and was created in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. It took about three hours to bake this and is the equivalent to 750 normal sized nuggets. They obviously didn’t follow the rule of 3 pounds an hour. We can’t help but wonder if it was severely undercooked.

 

Worlds Largest Gingerbread House

largest gingerbread house, robert pelcher,
This gingerbread house is a whopping 45 feet, 6 inches long as well as 35 feet, 6inches wide. There were approximately 12,250lbs of gingerbread used, 4,750 pounds of icing and approximately 1200 pounds of candy. This is a child’s dream on Christmas. Created in 2006 by Robert Pelcher and some volunteers, it came out to an incredible 1500 square feet. That’s bigger than my current apartment. If this were placed in Manhattan, it would cost around $10,000 a month to rent. This was featured in the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.

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Shannah is a 22 year old from the south coast of Massachusetts who is an avid pizza enthusiast and music lover.

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