Tallest sandwich-world record set by Hotel
[Nov 19] KOVALAM, India--Hotel Udaya Samudra in India has built
a 50-foot sandwich after a 10-hour long hard work and set the new
world record for the tallest sandwich.
Some 40 employees at Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel
in Kovalam worked for 10 hours to make the largest sandwich, surpassing
the record set by O’Brien’s Irish Sandwich Bar that made a 42-foot
sandwich on April 25, 2003.
The 125-decker “Wonder Loaf” sandwich displayed
at Uday Samudra was 50 feet high and 2.5 feet by 2.5 feet across
the circumference containing more than 500 kgs of vegetables, 250
kgs of meat and other related ingredients.
Uday Samudra Corporate director Rajagopal Iyer
told Deccan Herald: “The event is dedicated to the poor people of
India and the revenue out of this will be served to the various
poor homes in the city.”
"We are presenting this sandwich to the entire
nation as a gift. For quite sometime now, no record has been created
on food products in India. We have done this, made the sandwich
and broken the world record," said Iyer.
He said the original plan was to finish it in
four hours but the heavy monsoon rains forced the staff to knit
together an awning over the scaffolding to prevent rain from washing
down the product.
“You have beaten the Irish. That’s simply great,” quipped
Briton Paul Webster, a retired police officer, on holiday in the
beach resort. The hotel had made news when it organized the marriage
of two elephants last year.
Enthusiastic bakers perched on to specially mounted
wooden platforms along the sides of the hotel building to create
the record-breaking loaf on World Food Day.
The stuffing of the monster sandwich weighing
around 3.5 tons include cucumber, 30 kg; carrot, 100 kg; onions,
200 kg; cabbage, 150 kg; lettuce, 1,500 leaves; butter, 40 kg; mayonnaise,
20 kg; white pepper powder, 15 kg; cheese, 50 kg; tomato, 40 kg;
beetroot, 35 kg; gherkins, 10 kg; potato, 35 kg; chicken, 50 kg;
bacon, 25 kg; ham, 25 kg; sausage, 25 kg; egg, 1,000; maida, 1,700
kg; sugar, 200 kg; yeast, 84 packets; bread improver, 25 kg; margarine,
30 boxes and salt, 40 kg.
The detailed measure of this 125 decker sandwich
was as follows : Weight of each loaf - 5.700 kg,
Total quantity of bread used -1140 kg,
Total quantity of stuffing-750 kg.
The hotel has already spent Rs 2.24 lakh on the sandwich.
The sandwich was dismantled and supplied to pig farms near the hotel.