The previous record from our friends in Mexico has been beaten! A school in India has broken the record for the World's Largest Sandwich! Weighing in at 4035kg (8,895 lb's) this sandwich measured 42-foot long and 9-foot wide, and cost Rs 1.45 lakh, around US$2900 (thanks earbox!) Gurmeet said, “A huge bread of 120 loves was arranged with the help of a local bakery. Each piece of it weighed nearly 20 kg. Also, 1,400 kg vegetables, including capsicum, carrot, and boiled potato along with 20 kg of fresh cream, were used in it.” HUGE!!
From: Email from http://www.ryaninternational.org and
This extraordinary project took nearly a week of planning and about eight hours for execution. In what is being termed as a new world record, the students of Ryan International School today prepared a sandwich weighing 4,100 kg. What is even more surprising is the fact that it was made by 160 students of Class VI.
This extraordinary feat, which was a part of International School Awards projects approved by the British Council, UK, took nearly a week of planning and about eight hours for its execution.
Claiming it to be the world’s largest and heaviest sandwich, school principal Gurmeet Kaur Sandhu said, “The latest world record in the Guinness Book is of a sandwich weighing 3,100 kg, and the weight of the one made by our schoolchildren is 4,100 kg.”
D P Singh, vice-president, Coca-Cola India, visited the school on behalf of the Limca Book of World Records, and supervised this special sandwich for three hours.
The sandwich, which was 42-foot long and 9-foot wide, cost Rs 1.45 lakh. It was sponsored by Muskan Power Infrastructure Limited.
The sandwich was a blend of Indo-Italian culture, as the bread was Indian while the filling was Italian. Gurmeet said, “To give it an Italian flavour, our students interacted with the students of Scuola Menia Statle School of Ygine in Italy.”
Gurmeet said, “A huge bread of 120 loves was arranged with the help of a local bakery. Each piece of it weighed nearly 20 kg. Also, 1,400 kg vegetables, including capsicum, carrot, and boiled potato along with 20 kg of fresh cream, were used in it.”
Ajaj Bir, a teacher, said, “It took the students about eight hours to bake this sandwich. To keep it free from germs, they used gloves and caps while filling it with vegetables and spreading cream over it.”
The principal said that the purpose behind this activity was holistic development of the students. It was done with an objective to not only inculcate global responsibility among them, but also to develop human resource for the dynamic and expanding world. A teacher said the event developed in the students a sense of “achievement and teamwork”.
The sandwich was later shared between the students, their parents and also with the children of slum areas and orphanages.
Chief Parliamentary Secretary Harish Rai Dhanda and singer Surinder Shinda were invited to the school to witness this mega event.