Largest Fritos Chili Pie: Fritos sets world record (PICS & VIDEO) Dallas, TX, USA -- Thousands of excited fair attendees gathered in Big Tex Circle at the State Fair of Texas to watch the completion of a giant Fritos Chili Pie featuring 635 bags of Fritos corn chips, 660 cans of Hormel® Chili without Beans and 580 bags of shredded cheddar cheese; weighing in at 1,325 pounds, it sets the world record for the Largest Fritos Chili Pie,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: At the State Fair of Texas in Dallas, thousands sampled the world's largest pie that weighed in at 1,325 lb., and was made using 635 10.5-ounce bags of Fritos chips, 660 15-ounce cans of Hormel Chili without Beans, and 580 8-ounce bags of shredded cheddar cheese. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the largest pumpkin pie weighed 916.25 kg (2,020 lb) and measured 3.7 m (12 ft 1 in) long. It was made by New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers in Ohio, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest cheese pie; it weighed 862 kg (1,900 lbs 6 oz) and was made by the students of Educational Group AKMI in Thessalonica, Greece.
Fans across America can also join in the 80th anniversary celebration by supporting our troops through Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP). (enlarge photo)
From September 16 through October 13, consumers can look for special displays atlocal retailers featuring a $1-off coupon for combined purchase of Fritos corn chips and Hormel Chili.
For every coupon redeemed, Fritos and Hormel Foods will donate $1 to WWP, up to $100,000, to honor and empower wounded warriors in the U.S. Armed Forces.
According to Frito-Lay, Inc., the Fritos brand was born in 1932 when Elmer Doolin purchased a corn chips recipe from a local businessman and began making the first Fritos chips right from his mother's kitchen with a converted potato ricer.
The popularity of the snack catapulted in 1961 when he joined forces with H.W. Lay & Company to create Frito-Lay, Inc.
Doolin's mother, Daisy Dean Doolin, created recipes to help market Fritos corn chips by using them as an ingredient in a wide range of dishes, including her now-famous Fritos Chili Pie.