Lagos Bread Festival Eyes Guinness World Record With Revelation Of World’s Largest Loaf Of Bread
The world’s largest loaf of bread is set to be unveiled at the maiden edition of Lagos Bread Festival (LBF).
LBF is being organised by Green Lantern Initiative in partnership with Lagos State Government and is set to hold on March the 14th and entry is free.
According to the organisers, the event has been packaged to break the Guinness world record and their officials will also be on the ground to assess the show and give their verdict
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Providing more details on the programme, Media Consultant for the Festival, Mr Israel Bolaji, shared:
“The event will bring together bread lovers, bakers and families. A lot of activities have been packaged to spice up the one-day event.
"Some of the tasks lined -up for the fiesta included: bread and allied products exhibition, baking master class, baked bread competition, bread eating and drinking competition, music, comedy, kids’ entertainment and other engagements.
“The high point of the event will be the showcasing of the world’s largest baked bread which will enable Nigeria and all participating brands to feature in the Guinness Book of World Records.”
The industry is estimated to be around $620 million and is predicted to grow at par with the population, pegged at 5.7 per annum growth.
Bolaji further noted that the festival would help cement Nigeria’s place in the growing global market. He added:
“Bread is the most popular staple food in Nigeria, even more than rice and others. As a ‘grab and go’ staple that goes with almost anything, it is loved and accepted by all genders, ages and tribes in Nigeria. Bread, as such, resonates with everyone and the LBF intends to highlight that bond that cuts through all and excites everyone.”
The largest loaf of bread (above) currently, weighed 1,571 kg (3,463.46 lb) and was made by Joaquim Gonçalves (Brazil) in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, on 13 November 2008 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day.