The New World Record For The Largest Serving Of Guacamole

A new world record will have you saying "holy guacamole." A typical guacamole recipe that makes four servings calls for four avocados. That seems like a very insignificant amount when you consider that in Mexico on November 20, 2022, 11 tons of peeled and pitted avocados were turned into the delicious dip to set a new world record, according to Mexico News Daily.

Mexico is the world's largest grower of the fruit, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), which reported that the country produced about 2.6 million tons of avocados in 2020. That same year, the United States grew over 206,000 tons. 

As Americans have become more health conscious and aware of the nutritional benefits of eating avocados, their consumption has increased, according to IMARC. In 2021, the market for guacamole in the United States was $395 million and by 2027, it's expected to grow to $581.9 million. As such, avocados have become an important crop for Mexico. So perhaps it's not surprising that a town in Mexico would hold the Guinness World Record for the largest serving of guacamole.

A dip for the record books

It took three hours for a group of men and women in the Mexican municipality of Peribán in the state of Michoacán to make the giant bowl of guacamole, reports Mexico News Daily. Their hard work resulted in a batch of guacamole that weighed 4,970 kilograms or nearly 5.5 tons, a total that blew by the previous record set by the city of Tancítaro in the Mexican state of Michoacán in 2018 by more than 1 ton. Not only did the city set a new world record, but the November 20 event at Peribán's inaugural Avocado Expo also helped promote the region's avocados. 

In addition to literal tons of avocados, the guacamole makers balanced the dip with onions, tomatoes, serrano peppers, limes, and cilantro. And don't worry, the record-setting guacamole didn't go to waste. After the production was all done, people attending the expo were able to enjoy it. The report didn't say how many tortilla chips were used for dipping in the guacamole, but we imagine it was a lot.