STUDENTS at Chichester College are celebrating a delicious record – after making the world’s biggest smoothie.
The team of 15 catering and hospital students and their chef lecturer Michael Oliver blended a massive mix of bananas, strawberries, yoghurt and fruit juice to create 1,280 litres of smoothie.
It was prepared with ingredients donated by local suppliers, and the final squeeze at 12.50pm on May 18 which broke the record came courtesy of 20 blenders supplied by Kenwood.
Chloe Wilkinson, 17, said: ‘It’s been really hard work but we all worked together to break the record.
‘It was a good experience but I’m not in a hurry to peel any more bananas soon.
‘We are all so happy to have been involved in this challenge and proud to have broken the world record.’
Students from local schools, visitors to the college’s Food and Travel festival, staff and students all agreed the record breaking smoothie was delicious.
The previous world record of 1,240 litres was set in America, and Chichester’s challenge was monitored by adjudicators from Thomas Eggar Solicitors who confirmed their success, after monitoring every litre of mixture which was poured into the enormous vat donated by Portsmouth Water.
The smoothie attempt was carried out as part of the college’s Food and Travel Festival which has attracted lots of visitors to have a go at the round-the-world cooking stands and watch the demonstrations by local chefs.