Photo: A 100-strong team spend seven hours mixing up the 1,000 gallon treat at the 82nd annual Florida Strawberry Festival, taking the World Record from previous holder McGill University of Toronto, Canada, whose smoothie had measured 824.7 gallons. The World’s Largest Smoothie used more than 250 gallons of Cabot Vanilla Bean Greek Yogurt, 2,000lbs of fresh Florida strawberries; 3,375lbs of ice and 265lbs of Cabot Whey protein powder.
The Guinness World Records world record for the most people opening drink cans simultaneously is 1,149, achieved by Career Consulting Co., Ltd (Japan) in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, on 24 January 2016.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest margarita; it had a volume of 32,176 litres (7,077.73 gal, 8,500 US gal) and was achieved by Margaritaville (USA) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on 14 October 2011. The tank measured 5.2 m (16 ft 11 in) tall and 3 m (10 ft) in diameter. Ingredients included 8,081.66 litres (1,777.72 gal, 2,134.95 US gal) Margaritaville Gold tequila, 8,638.99 litres (1,900.31 gal, 2,282.18 US gal) Margaritaville Margarita mix, 2,759.68 litres (607.04 gal, 729.03 US gal) Margaritaville triple sec and 12,870.4 litres (2,831.09 gal, 3,400 US gal) Lemon-x margarita mix.
Partnered with the United Food Bank of Plant City, Feeding Tampa Bay and United Way Suncoast, the 1,000-gallon strawberry smoothie dwarfed the previous Guinness world record of 824.7 gallons set by McGill University in Toronto, Canada, in 2015.
Prior to McGill, Cabot had set a smoothie record in 2013 with a mixture weighing in at more than 400 gallons.
Cabot’s record attempt enabled the company to raise and contribute nearly $10,000 in cash and product to the food banks, and the remaining smoothie product will help feed thousands of people in need throughout Central Florida.
Cabot also donated more than 500lb of Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar and Cabot Alpine Cheddar to the food banks.
“Our farmers are happy to recapture the World Record title for the world’s largest smoothie to benefit United Food Bank of Plant City and Feeding Tampa Bay,” Roberta MacDonald, senior vice president of marketing for Cabot Creamery Co-operative, said in a statement.
“The 1,100 farm families who own Cabot Creamery are dedicated to supporting communities where we sell our dairy products, and funding and undertaking this colossal effort to raise money for United Food Bank of Plant City and Feeding Tampa Bay is one of the many ways our farm families give back to those in need.”