ALMERIA has made it into the Guinness World Records for the biggest ever gazpacho.
No less than 9,800 litres of the cold soup to be exact!
Official Guinness World Records judge Victor Cenes was at the event staged in Almeria city on Sunday to oversee a crane lift up and weigh the Unica Group cooks’ mammoth culinary creation and to confirm the provincial capital had snatched the gazpacho record from Portugal.
Spain’s neighbour had held the title since 2013 with 5,000 litres.
Acting city Mayor Ramon Fernandez-Pacheco was among the thousands of people who gathered in the Almadrabillas Park to celebrate the achievement.
“There is no city which deserves this record more than Almeria due to the tradition and innovation of our agriculture sector, market garden of Europe, in the year in which it is the Spanish Gastronomy Capital”, Fernandez-Pacheco told the crowd.
Some 6,000 kilos of ripe tomatoes, 200 kilos of cucumber, 200 kilos of onion, 300 kilos of red pepper, 500 litres of virgin olive oil, 1,400 litres of water and 350 kilos of ice went into the Unica Group record breaking effort.
Money raised from sales of the gazpacho goes to the AECC Spanish Cancer Association and the Anda association for children with a disability.