Friday, August 16, 2013
Largest Fruit Sculpture: Orange Julius breaks Guinness world record
CALGARY, Canada--Dairy Queen-owned brand Orange Julius, with help from Media Profile and fruit sculptor Shawn Feeney, built a ten foot tall fruit tree, comprised of 1,200 pieces of pineapple, orange, strawberry, peach and mango, which sets the new world record for the Largest Fruit Sculpture,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The World's Largest Fruit Sculpture measured just over 10 feet, and was made up of more than 1,200 pieces of pineapple, orange, strawberry, peach and mango. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest chocolate sculpture weighed 8,273.3 kg (18,239.5 lb), measured 0.6 m (1 ft 11 in) in height, and 3.7 m by 3.7 m (12 ft by 12ft) at its base. It was created by Francois Mellet (France, USA), corporate chef of Qzina Speciality Foods (USA) and was presented and measured in Irvine, California, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest cheese sculpture; it weighed 419.57 kg (925 lb) and was made by Sarah Kaufmann (USA) aka, "the Cheese Lady," at the 160th anniversary of the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, Wisconsin, USA.
Targeting its core consumer of women aged 18 to 34, as well as families, Orange Julius also handed out 4,000 free strawberry smoothies to visitors, hosted a meet and greet with Olympic curler Cheryl Bernard and accepted donations for Dairy Queen partner charity the Children's Miracle Network, as well as the Canadian Red Cross to help support the Alberta flood relief efforts.
Money raised was equally divided between both charities following the event.
"To set the world record for largest fruit sculpture in Calgary makes the event even more special," said Denise Hutton, Vice President, Marketing Dairy Queen Canada.
"Orange Julius enjoys a loyal fan base here, which we wanted to recognize with today's achievement while helping to support those affected by the flooding, and to let Albertans know that Orange Julius can now be enjoyed outside of malls at any DQ Canada location."
This isn't DQ Canada's first foray into the record books. In 2011 it broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for largest ice cream cake at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square.
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