Last month Loblaw Companies Limited, a Canadian food company, reclaimed the record for Largest naan bread with a naan weighing 32 kg (70 lb 8.64 oz) and measuring 4.96 m (16 ft 3.24 in) in length and 1.26 m (4 ft 1.56 in width.
The retailer previously held the record in 2008 with a naan weighing weighed a comparatively light 9.5 kg (20 lb 15 oz). That record was broken in 2014 by the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, Badi Merchi and Sanjha's Restaurants (all UK) at the Eastleigh Mela in Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK.
Guinness World Records adjudicator Hannah Ortman was on hand to approve this record and said: “It's always inspiring to see records being broken, and this is especially true for our popular large food records. They are impressive feats of planning, engineering and creativity! The creation of the ‘Largest naan bread’ demonstrates the passion and enthusiasm of Loblaw Companies Limited for achieving something truly spectacular. While adjudicating, I tried a piece of the ‘Largest naan bread,’ and I can confirm that it was absolutely delicious!”
Hundreds of people attended the event in Toronto and following the certificate presentation the giant flatbread was demolished in just 30 minutes.
This is not the first record breaking feat for Loblaw Companies. In February this year, the retailer achieved the record of the Most players in an ice hockey exhibition match in a game that consisted of 433 participants and took place at the Richcraft Sensplex (Ottawa East), in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.