Frito Lay Will Attempt to Set The Guinness Record for Largest Frito Pie at State Fair

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They say everything is bigger in Texas, and whoever the hell they is has it right at least as far as corn-chip filled snacks go -- though that's probably not what they had in mind.

Where were we?

Oh, yeah, at this year's State Fair of Texas, Frito Lay will attempt to set a world record for largest Frito pie. The company announced the event to mark its 80th anniversary with a vague news release that instantly filled my head with questions like: Just how big this thing is going to be? How are they going to make it? Where was the world's second largest Frito pie constructed? Belgium? Burkina Faso? How do you decide if a record has been set if there is currently no record for world's largest plate of corn chips covered in cheese and chili?

Chris Kuechenmeister, a spokesman for Frito Lay, says his team worked together to come up with the idea. They figured they were working with one of the company's largest brands, so why not make the largest Frito pie, ever, at the largest state fair, ever?

Seriously, can you think of any reason?

After contacting Guinness World Records (the folks who scour the earth looking for important superlatives like "largest natural breasts" and "hairiest teenager") and determining that no record for largest Frito pie existed, the team got to work making up their own.

The Guinness folks assigned Michael Empric to the project. He's an adjudicator who helps determine what constitutes an initial record and whether an existing record has been broken. I asked Empric how I could go about setting my own world record for, say ... largest deviled egg? I was quickly shot down.

Empric told me deviled eggs were a bad idea because they could only be as big as the largest egg in existence, so once the record is set, it can never be broken. He said if I wanted to work with deviled eggs I'd have to come up with the largest serving of deviled eggs, or the most deviled eggs made in an hour. Both of those sounded like too much work so I got back to asking him about Frito pie.

To set the record, the Frito folks will have to build a finished product that weighs in at around 1,200 pounds. Empric says the goal is based on previous food records like largest taco (1,654 pounds) and largest hamburger patty (6,040 pounds). Kuechenmeister's team is still working on details such as the container the record breaking dish will be made in and the amount of chili, chips and cheese they'll need, but they promise the finished product will yield more than 5,000 samples for fair-goers.

This is your chance to be a part of history, people. The Frito folks will commence construction at 10 a.m. October 1. Come hungry, and maybe you can be part of the follow-up record setting event -- the world's largest synchronized belch.

See also:
The Fried Food Finalists Coming to the State Fair of Texas 2012
The Amazing Sweets of the State Fair of Texas


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24 comments
texasdave601
texasdave601

off topic: the Observer landing page credits this item with the by-line Audra Schroeder....I figured the music content is going to be the flatulence?

hwngrrl
hwngrrl

@Texbard @Dallas_Observer @Fritolay lol! I saw that! Frito-Pie!!! Yum!!

Mervis
Mervis

Bet there ain't no mustard on the dang thing.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

Count me in!  I never miss the Fair, and eating and drinking dat beara is always my main priority at said Fair.  Well, that and riding the teacups with the three year old. That, and looking at the oddly shaped denizens of "Fruitville"; it seems every person with a malady attends. It's like being at Lake Lewisville on the 4th of July.  Where do these people live?  I particularly like watching the drug addled carnies flicking the switches and levers on the rides,  in a meth and whiskey induced haze.

gkarjr
gkarjr

"... the world's largest synchronized belch." You dream big, Scott. I like that.

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

"FistsofCurry from Twitter

@cityofate next year some fucker will deep fry it"

 

They already have deep fried frito pie.  And it's delicious.

George Davis
George Davis

I'm almost sad I'm going to miss this...but Puerto Rico calls.

Jonnee Evans
Jonnee Evans

Hopefully a waste mgmt company will also try to set a record for the largest number of port o pottys at a state fair along with a t.p. Company following suit...

Greg Raaum
Greg Raaum

Guinness predicts that records will also be set for the World's largest single day release of skatole, indole, methanethiol, hydrogen sulfide and dimethyl sulfide. Otherwise known as the gasses contained in flatus.

Greg Raaum
Greg Raaum

Guinness predicts that records will also be set for the World's largest single day release of skatole, indole, methanethiol, hydrogen sulfide and dimethyl sulfide. Otherwise known as the gasses contained in flatus.

Greg Raaum
Greg Raaum

Guinness predicts that records will also be set for the World's largest single day release of skatole, indole, methanethiol, hydrogen sulfide and dimethyl sulfide. Otherwise known as the gasses contained in flatus.

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

(the folks who scour the earth looking for important superlatives like "largest natural breasts" and "hairiest teenager")

 

Let me know if both of those are the same person.

PseudoNic
PseudoNic

@cityofate @Fritolay Who's going to make the World's Largest Tums?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

Im assuming they will team with 7-11 for the cheese chili and mustard and have about 50 port a shitters next to the booth

FistsofCurry
FistsofCurry

@cityofate next year some fucker will deep fry it

nick.rallo
nick.rallo moderator

That's my bad. Thanks for spotting. Updated.

J_A_
J_A_

 @kergo1spaceship Yup they all come out of the woodwork. Also entire families and extended families of obese Mexicans and Honey Boo Boo's kinfolk. I wish the beer wasn't $12 though but hey, it's a fair.

nb12sp
nb12sp

 @gkarjr kinda like that futurama episode where all the robots farted at the same time... 

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

 @JaniceA  @kergo1spaceship 

Holy crud, talking about going scorched earth!? Very funny JA, I wish I had the balls continue this highly personal and insensitive attack; this is now a more politically correct "spaceship". Honey Boo Boo; I'm still giggling like a schoolgirl. 

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

 @scott.reitz I'm thinking there's money to be made out there in the wild, wild, interwebs for pictures of that kinda thing, don'tcha know.

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