Published October 02, 2012
How's this for a Frito fix?
The State Fair of Texas and a crew from Frito-Lay on Monday set a new Guinness record by building the world’s biggest Frito pie.
The new record of chips, chili, and cheese weighed in at 1,325 pounds and was made with 635 10.5 oz. bags of Fritos chips, 660 15 oz. cans of Hormel Chili without Beans and 580 8-oz. bags of shredded cheddar cheese, according to a press release.
About 5,000 single-serve samples were given out to the thousands that gathered at the fair to sample the record-winning pie. Also on hand were Guinness World Records officials who verified the pie's new status.
The pie was made to help celebrate Frito Lay’s 80th anniversary. "The Guinness World Records title adds a new milestone to our proud history, and we are thrilled to be celebrating alongside Fritos corn chips fans today at the State Fair of Texas," said Tony Matta, the company's vice president of marketing.
According to Frito-Lay, Inc., the Fritos brand was born in 1932 when Elmer Doolin purchased a corn chips recipe from a local businessman and began making the first Fritos chips right from his mother's kitchen with a converted potato ricer. Doolin's mother, Daisy Dean Doolin, created recipes to help market Fritos corn chips by using them as an ingredient in a wide range of dishes, including her now-famous Fritos Chili Pie.
See how it was done.