New Record Shatters Previous By 794 Scoops
Carvel Corporation, the nation’s first retail ice cream chain, today broke the Guinness World Record for the largest ice cream pyramid, live on the CBS Early Show.
Built in 58 minutes, the pyramid was comprised of 3,894 scoops of Carvel’s creamy vanilla ice cream, totaling 22 layers and weighing in at 1,005 pounds.
278 gallons of ice cream were used to build the 53 inches tall pyramid. The 3,894 scoops totaled 778,800 calories, 38,940 fat grams, and exceeded the recommended daily calcium allowance by 58,305%. The towering structure was built with the help of 28 Carvel employees alternating between the jobs of scooper, placer and runner.
“Setting the new world record was an incredible opportunity for us to share the Carvel experience,” said Steve Romaniello, president of Carvel. “Thanks to our dedicated employees and franchisees, our creamy, crunchy product has been an industry favorite for more than 68 years.”
The last scoop to set the new world record was placed by Boca Raton franchisee Chuck Keller, son of longtime Carvel employee Stewart Keller who recently passed away.
The nation’s first retail ice cream franchise, Carvel has become one of the best-loved and most recognized names in its industry. The 68-year old company is the leading manufacturer of uniquely shaped ice cream cakes, including its signature Fudgie the Whale and Cookie Puss cakes, as well as a leading provider of premium soft serve and hand dipped ice cream products. Carvel currently operates more than 400 franchised and food service locations and sells it famous ice cream cakes through over 5,000 supermarkets outlets. Based in Farmington, CT with its franchise headquarters in Atlanta, GA, Carvel reminds you, “Everyday is a good day for ice cream.” Visit the Carvel Website at http://www.carvel.com/.
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