On September 1st, 2015, the new academic year officially kicked off with McGill's À la Carte Food Show and the Guinness World Records Official Attempt for the World's Largest Smoothie.
The Food Show started at 12pm, where guests were treated to delicious free samples from over 30 on-campus food and drink suppliers. Attendees enjoyed Bento sushi, Première Moisson pastries, and Nestlé ice cream - just to name a few!
At 4pm, the University set the new Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Smoothie at an impressive 3, 121 litres. A GWR adjudicator observed the entire process as McGill volunteers (including Principal Suzanne Fortier and Ollivier Dyens, Deputy Provost of Student Life and Learning) chopped up mountains of fruit while another group blended the ingredients in 20 blenders.
For Executive Chef Oliver de Volpi, the importance was placed on using fair trade, local ingredients. The bananas were fair trade and the strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries were all grown in Quebec. The melons also came from Macdonald Farm.
The record-breaking smoothie was distributed to the crowd, who couldn't wait to try the refreshing beverage.
As always, no leftovers went to waste; around 1000 litres were sent to the Old Brewery Mission.
Watch the official video here:
What's the recipe for the record-breaking smoothie?