Nebraska’s Hy-Vee store sets world record for largest ice cream sandwich – FOX23 News


PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. – It’s a heavy record.

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A Hy-Vee store in Nebraska set a world record for creating the biggest ice cream sandwich, KETV reported.

Thirty employees at the Plattsmouth store took five hours to create a 2960-pound sandwich measuring 35 feet long, Hy-Vee said in a press release Friday. It was then split into smaller pieces and donated to the Lincoln Food Bank and the Heartland Food Bank, according to the Lincoln Journal-Star.

A Guinness World Records referee was on hand to observe the attempt and watch the heavy treat being weighed. If verified, it will crush the current record of 500 pounds.

This record also belongs to a Hy-Vee store, according to Guinness. On February 27, 1998, workers at a Hy-Vee in Dubuque, Iowa, created a 2,460-pound sandwich, the website reported.

The ice cream was donated by Hiland Dairy, and the trailer for assembly and transportation was provided by Quandt Transport Service, Hy-Vee said in its press release.

“We’re thrilled to have achieved this ‘Guinness World Record’ title today, but more importantly, we want to raise awareness in our community about hunger,” said Jeff Quandt, Hy-Vee District Vice President in the company’s western region, in a statement. “At Hy-Vee, we are currently fundraising to donate 5 million meals to help food insecure families this holiday season We hope this record breaking ice cream sandwich will bring attention to the cause and help local food banks that help those in need. ”

The sandwich was on display at the Hy-Vee store in Plattsmouth until 12 p.m. CDT on Friday, KETV reported.

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