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Kobayashi Sets Twinkie-Eating Record: Here Are Some Records Set in Florida

Champion eater Takero Kobayashi set a Guinness World Record on the Wendy Williams Show by successfully eating 14 Hostess Twinkies in one minute.

Kobayashi downed the endangered treats while a studio audience and a Guinness official watched. In fact, the official had the... ummm... interesting task of checking Kobayashi's mouth after every cream-filled cake to make sure it was really consumed in its entirety.

While we consider the Twinkie-eating stunt impressive, we checked around and found some really cool food-related Guinness world records set right in our own backyard of South Florida.

Here are some of the weird and wonderful world records we found:

Largest Serving of Guacamole
The largest serving of guacamole weighed  4,114 pounds and was achieved by Schnebly Redland's Winery, Fresh King Inc., Robert Morgan Vocational Senior High School, John A Ferguson Senior High School, South Dade Senior High School, and Homestead Senior High School at Schnebly Redland's Winery in Homestead on October 11, 2009.

Longest Line of Pizzas

The longest line of pizzas measured 1,777 feet, ten inches and was achieved by the Van Duzer Foundation and the St. Lucie County Education Foundation in Fort Pierce on May 16, 2009.

Largest Cupcake

The largest cupcake weighs 1,315.2 pounds and was achieved by Global TV Concepts (USA) during the second-annual Think Pink Rocks charity concert at Mizner Park in Boca Raton, on October 3, 2009.

Most Custard/Pudding Eaten in Three Minutes

The most pudding eaten in three minutes is two pounds, 15 ounces and was achieved by Donald Cunningham at Elizabeth Circle Park in Eustis on May 10, 2010.

Most Expensive Sandwich Sold at Online Auction

The most valuable piece of bread is a grilled toasted sandwich that sold for $28,000 (then £15,000) on Ebay in November, 2004. The original owner, Diane Duyser of Miami, was just about to tuck into her sandwich when she noticed it contained an image of the Virgin Mary. She sealed it, kept it for ten years as a lucky charm, then sold it to Goldenpalace.com, a Canadian online casino.


Here's Kobayashi eating his way to glory:

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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