Dubai is getting ready to make the world’s longest sandwich, which will surpass the current record holder by about half a kilometre.
It will contain more than a ton of vegtables, 10,000 bread nuggets and other ingredients enough to feed 50,000 people.
The UAE Red Crescent and Kraft Foods are getting ready to make the world’s longest sandwich and enter it in the Guinness Book of World Records replacing the current title-holder sandwich of 2,000 metres long. The sandwich will be created on October 7.
“The longest sandwich in the world will use more than half a ton of cream cheese and 10,000 bread nuggets, 625 kgs of tomatoes, 250 kgs of cucumber and olive. Over 100 employees of Kraft Foods will work for more than four hours to make 10,000 sandwiches, which will encircle the Outlet Mall,” sources aware of the preparations told Emirates 24|7.
While it takes four hours to make 10,000 sandwiches, it will take another five hours for workers in select labour camps to eat the cream cheese sandwiches. The UAE Red Crescent has already identified the labour camps where the record making sandwiches will be distributed.
Kraft Foods and UAE Red Crescent will attempt to create history on October 7, at the Outlet Mall between 12-2 pm. As per the Guinness Book of World Records, the biggest sandwich ever made in the world weighed 3,178 kgs.
According to the Guinness Book of Records, the largest sandwitch was made in March 2005 by Wild Woodys Chill and Grill, in Michigan USA.
The Lung Association, Brockville, Canada made an omelet that weighed 2.95 tonnes at the Brockville Memorial Centre, Ontario, Canada on May 11, 2002.
The longest line of pizzas measured 476.7m and was achieved by Tamburino Restaurant (UK) at the Quedam Shopping Centre, Yeovil, UK, on 29 June 2008. The line consisted of 2,129 pizzas. The record attempt started at 6am and it took 10 hours to complete. All the pizzas were made from scratch including mixing the dough, making the bases and adding the toppings.
Using 1,000kg of ostrich meat and 700kg of chicken, a team of chefs in Iran created a 1,500m ostrich sandwich-setting the world record for the longest ostrich sandwich. Displayed at the International Food and Health Festival in Tehran, the 1,000 kgs mega meal took about five tonnes of different ingredients, including chicken meat and sauce as well as ostrich. More than 1,000 cooks laboured from early morning in Tehran’s Mellat Park to assemble the meat monster and it took two days to prepare the 1.4 tons of ostrich meat, chicken, mayonnaise, mushrooms, onions, garlic, spices and bread to make the 1.5km sandwich, which was eaten in minutes.
UAE aims to surpass all these records to become the reigning Sandwich King until someone else challenges the position.