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New world record set for largest Fritos Chili Pie

Published On: Oct 03 2012 09:56:23 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 08 2012 01:01:57 PM CDT
Fritos Chili Pie

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PLANO, Texas -

Sure it can feed 5,000, but a Fritos Chili Pie that was cooked up in Texas this week did more than just kick up some snack cravings. It also managed to set a Guinness World Record weighing in at 1,325 pounds.

According to a news release, the mega-sized pie effort was in celebration of Fritos corn chips' 80th anniversary, which was marked during the opening weekend of the State Fair of Texas in Plano.

The record-setting snack sensation was made up of 635 bags of Fritos chips, 660 cans of Hormel Chili and 580 bags of shredded cheddar cheese.

When the Guinness title was set, an official adjudicator verified the accomplishment and announced the record.

The tasty mixture was then distributed to fairgoers who were eager to see if the Texas-sized treat lived up to Lone Star standards.

The company states on its website that Fritos were born in 1932 when Elmer Doolin purchased a corn chips recipe from a Texas businessman and began making the first Fritos chips right from his mother's kitchen with a converted potato ricer.

Doolin's mother, Daisy Dean Doolin, is credited with creating recipes to help her son market Fritos corn chips by using them as an ingredient in a wide range of dishes -- including her now-famous Fritos Chili Pie.

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