Largest Rice Krispie treat: UW-Madison students break Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
MADISON, WI, USA -- A group of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison cooked up a Rice Krispies treat that shatters the Guinness World Records record for the largest cereal treat by half a ton; the giant block of marshmallowy fun weighed in at 11,327 pounds, setting the new world record for the Largest Rice Krispie treat,
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Students from UW-Madison whipped up the largest Rice Krispies Treat in world history. The giant block of marshmallowy fun weighed in at 11,327 pounds. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest cereal treat weighed 4,678.35 kg (10,314 lb) and was achieved by "MEGA BITES" Beyond Productions, Inc. in La Cañada Flintridge, California, USA, on 14 March 2010. Ingredients in order of predominance: Marshmallows: 2,815.94 kg (6,208.08 lb), Rice Krispies®: 1,468.44 kg (3,237.36 lb), Salted butter: 393.97 kg (868.56 lb). Overall dimensions: 3.66 m long x 2.44 m wide x 2.13 m tall (12 ft x 8 ft x 7 ft).
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest box of doughnuts; it is a Krispy Kreme box weighing 135 kg (297 lb 10 oz) and was produced by The Kuwait Food Co. Americana (Kuwait), in Kuwait, Kuwait, on 30 May 2009. The box was filled with 2,700 pieces of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The enlarged box was an exact replica, even down to the labels. The box was 5.9 m (19 ft 4 in) long, 4.10 m (13 ft 5 in) wide and 87 cm (2 ft 10 in) deep.
The student volunteers, led by the visionary of the project, Joe Tarnowski, started melting the butter and marshmallows Thursday morning and finished up Sunday with a Rice Krispies treat that was 11,327 pounds.
The idea came to physics student Joe Tarnowski and two friends after they made a 15-pound Rice Krispies treat in their dorm. "We decided, why not scale it up?" he said.
The previous world record for a cereal treat is 10,314 pounds, set in 2010 by a team in the city of La Canada Flintridge, California, according to Guinness World Records. Their Rice Krispies treat measured 12 feet by 8 feet by 7 feet, Guinness said.