Thursday, August 11, 2011

World's largest box of doughnuts weighs in at 666 pounds

The Thursday Nut

Ever astute donut connoisseur, fellow hunter and loyal follower Deb Walther, gets props for informing us all of this breaking story- 666 Pounds of Yummy Goodness!
From and contributed by Keith Wagstaff  we have a pending new world record for the largest box of donuts, formerly 333 pounds, now at a whooping 666 pounds. Per the article Voodoo Doughnuts co-owner Tres Shannon says “The current record is a little less than 333 pounds, so we just decided to double it to 666 pounds, which kind of goes along with our voodoo theme,” “It’s the mark of the ‘yeast’.”

"To help Voodoo achieve its goal of making it into the Guinness Book of World Records, Portland’s mayor Sam Adams, a notary and a scale master were on hand to verify that Pogson and Shannon had indeed constructed the world’s largest box of doughnuts."

Now just imagine how much fun it would be to jump in that box with a few of your closest friends, close the lid and chow down...we can always dream.

Voodoo Doughnuts is a Old Town Portland, OR, institution which is world renowned for it eclectic varieties.

Keith Wagstaff is a journalist living in New York City. He writes about food, books, current events and more. He received his degree in print journalism from the University of Southern California and was a city editor at Citysearch New York for more than five years before heading out into the wilderness that is freelance writing.

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