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Giant Jaffa Cake, the English way!

One of our anonymous readers sent this in. It's a giant "Jaffa Cake". What is a Jaffa Cake you may ask? It's not really what I'd call a cake, it's the size of a regular biscuit. Read the Wikipedia definition here. It's basically a sponge biscuit, topped with an orange jam, then covered in a chocolate coating. Sarah thought she'd give a giant Jaffa Cake a go....

From: http://www.ayliff.freeserve.co.uk/sarah/jaffacake.html

Jaffa Cakes are super. The dry and chewy sponge, the moist and tangy orangey bit, the tasty chocolate-effect coating, all coming together to make a unique biscuit/cake experience. Since becoming a filthy hippy vegan, I have missed Jaffa Cakes greatly. The orangey bit is made with hooves, the cakey bit is made with chicken's periods, alas, it seemed that never again would I taste their Jaffa glory. Until this thought struck me: What if I could make my own Jaffa Cakes, ones which didn't contain animal ingredients? AND I could make a big one, the size of a normal cake, that you could slice up and serve for tea! Oh, this would be a project like no other. This would be a unparalleled feat of bakery. But I could undertake it, I could conquer the giant Jaffa Cake. This would not just be cookery, this would be ART!

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Cafe und Restaurant Waldgeist, Hofheim, Germany
I'd actually posted some photos of this place a while ago from an email I was sent. Little did I know these people have their own web site, with even more pictures of their supersized meals. (Thanks to one of our anonymous readers for posting this in!)

According to Google Translator, Waldgeist means "The Forest Spirit". Anything to do with Sasquatch do you think? Not only do they do the Supersized Schnitzel and the Supersized Kransky, they also do a Supersized Burger, Supersized Beers, Supersized Rump Steaks, Supersized Bacardi and Cola's (8 litres!), everything in this place is Supersized! Awesome!

From: http://www.waldgeist-hofheim.de/

[Updated 8 May 2007]
Here's their new web site, http://www.restaurant-waldgeist.com/

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World's Biggest Sandwich

Anyone for a sandwich? How about this one. Weighing in at 6,991lbs (3,178kgs), it is officially the largest sandwich ever made, and has been recognised by the Guiness Book of World Records. I wonder if there's a toaster that big...

From: http://www.sky.com/skynews/picture_gallery/picture_gallery/0,,70141-1132668-1,00.html

Hungry?
You'd need a big appetite and an even bigger lunch box to get through this sandwich. It took at least eight workers to manoevre the top slice of bread onto the world's biggest sarnie in Zocalo Square, Mexico City.

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15lb Burger Gives Restaurant A New Claim To Fame
From: http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7002807022

March 16, 2006 12:30 p.m. EST

Ayinde O. Chase - All Headline News Staff Writer

Clearfield, PA (AHN) - A US restaurant has beaten its own record for the bragging rights of having the world's biggest burger, with a mouth watering 15-pounder.

Denny's Beer Barrel Pub, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, had already claimed the title of world’s biggest burger with a 6lb burger.

Editors Note: We had that story ages ago... :) http://www.supersizedmeals.com/food/article.php?story=20051113011429655

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The Giant Burger. An American Celebration - Mike Gradziel

The Giant Burger, can there be any other greater food feat than this? I think not. Mike Gradziel and friends carry on this fine tradition, and blog their experience. I must admit, probably one of the most creative ways to cook a 17lb beef pattie!

From: http://mjgradziel.com/burger/giant_burger.html

Backyard cookouts are a deep-rooted tradition kept by the hard-working people of this country through the hot summer months when family and friends escape the hot kitchen and arrange chairs around a fire to partake in the cooking and eating of fire-grilled food. These events are not meek gatherings. There are no tea sets or linen cloths or martini glasses; these men and women carry the pride of a powerful nation in their hearts and when they turn their energy toward friends, food, and drink, the simple beauty of sharing food and fire is revealed. In celebration of our success as individuals and as a collective group we have brought the art of grilling to a new level. We have created the Giant Burger.

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"The Big Daddy Luke", Tony Luke's Beef & Beer Sports Bar, Philadelphia
Tony Luke's have been making sandwiches since 1939. But recently, they've opened up Tony Luke's Beef and Beer Sports Bar just over the road from the original store. And what's a good sports bar without a few good sporting challenges, like competitive eating! Tony's put up the challenge, eat the 3lb Big Daddy Luke by yourself in less than an hour, and you score a free T-shirt!

"Humble" Bob Shoudt sent in some photos of when they went down to check out the Big Daddy Luke! Get this, 3lb meat 1+ lbs roll and toppings. "Humble" Bob and Joey "Jaws" set the record in under 6 minutes (1 burger each) Unbelievable!

[Updated 5 November 2007] - Thanks to Wild Bill for the (unfortunate) info, but it seems this burger is no longer available :( Trying to get confirmation from Tony Luke himself, more updates to follow!

From: http://citypaper.net/articles/2005-04-07/food.shtml

In the world of "more-is-more," no one enjoys serving much more like sandwich king Tony Luke. Luke Sr.'s newest emporium — the industrially designed Tony Luke's Beef & Beer Sports Bar — has come up with the utmost in meat: a 3-pound burger called the Big Daddy Luke. Selling for $20 a pop, the 48-ounce Daddy isn't necessarily meant to be supped and slurped on by one person. Rather, tables of four to six have been known to take on the mammoo of meat. Yet, Luke offers single-serving competitive eaters (a veritable Philly sect since the Wing Bowl) a challenge: If a solo eater can down the Big Daddy within an hour, they get a picture on the Wall of Fame and an "I Ate The Whole Thing" T-shirt.

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"Humble Bob" and Tim "Eater X" Janus beat the Paulisaurus Rex!
A few of our visitors have told us about this amazing feat, thanks for the submissions everyone! Don "Moses" Lerman gave it a crack, but didn't quite make it. But it looks like this challenge has been won for the first time!

From: http://www.humblebob.com/pictures2.html

The two top 10 ranked eaters, "Humble Bob" Shoudt and Tim "Eater X" Janus were the first team to finish the 28 inch pie and won a prize of $350 for their efforts. They beat it last December (thanks ojrifkin!)

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In 'n' Out 101x101?
It was only a matter of time. The challenge had been set, the 100x100 had become legendary, and now it was time for that record to fall. These guys decided that time was now, and constructed a 101x101 (well, actually, it was first claimed to be 117, then calculated at 26x4=104, so I'm not really sure... but in the end, 117 patties were consumed, apparently...) but anyway, it was a huge burger though! Not only beef and cheese, but the usual lettuce/etc that goes with a 4x4. Crazy!

From: http://www.sduncensored.com/viewtopic.php?t=10809

alright...so we did it...and it was gross.

here's the box were had to take with us since they refused to serve us a 101x101 at the restaurant. they said that they had caught wind of a 64x64 that people had put pics of online and it looked really gross, and also showed that the meat was undercooked and of poor quality. it basically came down to an image and PR thing. we ended up ordering and paying for 26 4x4's and 5 fries and having to take them togo cause they wouldn't let us eat there. it ended up taking about 30 minutes to cook our burgers [they turned on a 3rd burner for us] and we're on our way!

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Minor League Baseball now offers Luther Burgers

Alex posted this in the comments section today. Looks like Minor League Baseball team "The Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League" are going to offer Luther Burgers at their games!

From: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2362369&campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines

Homer Simpson would love the newest taste sensation in minor league baseball: the donut burger.

We kid you not. The Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League promised to create "Baseball's Best Burger" in time for the team's opener in late May. And they appear to have succeeded. The ballpark sandwich will include a hamburger topped with sharp cheddar cheese and two slices of bacon -- all between a "bun" made of a sliced Krispy Kreme Original Glazed donut.

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Big Time Bobs Burger
From: http://www.cricketsoda.com/content/leviblackman/stories/burgerlose.php

In a sad display of weakness, everyone failed to finish the burger, and went home sick

By: Levi Blackman :
In a horrible upsetting defeat, everyone who participated in the Super Hamburger Eating Contest failed to finish the entire burger. Turns out, three pounds of meat and two pounds of bun are too much for the average human body to handle. The upside is that the local economy was stimulated by a sharp increase in meat sales.

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