Father-of-two tells of his shock to discover ‘world’s biggest chip’ measuring SEVEN inches long when he was cooking his children dinner
- Oliver Dale made the discovery while making tea of chicken, chips and salad
- The dad-of-two bought the family bag of McCain oven chips from Asda in York
- A spokesman for the Guinness World Records has welcomed Dale’s find
- The world’s largest moulded chip weighed 11kg but wasn’t from a packet
A dad believes he has found the world’s biggest chip – measuring a jaw-dropping seven-inches long.
Oliver Dale was making tea of chicken, chips and salad for his family when he found the whopping crinkle cut.
The dad-of-two, 37, who bought the bag of McCain oven chips from Asda, said: ‘I opened the bag of crinkle cuts and it was absolutely massive.
Father-of-two, Oliver Dale, believes he’s found world’s largest chip measuring seven inches
Dale found the giant chip while making a tea of chicken, chips and salad for his family
‘I turned to the misses and said ‘Have you seen the size of this?’
‘We were both laughing. I measured it just for a laugh. It was seven inches long. It pretty much filled me up that one chip.’
The pension manager, of York, revealed his big chip to lift spirits during coronavirus lockdown.
He said: ‘The reason I’ve done it is a bit of light hearted fun in grim times.
‘I did it more of a conservation starter so for people who may be suffering with mental health.
World record chips
A spokesman for the Guinness World Records has released a statement welcoming Oliver’s find.
‘What an amazing thing to find when cooking your dinner. We love that people are thinking about breaking records whilst on lockdown.’
The Guinness World Records states that the largest chip was made on 7 October 2008, weighing 11kg – but it was moulded and wasn’t from a packet.
‘It’s rather that than waking up every day and listening to the grim numbers of people dying.
‘Whether its positive or negative comments around it, yes its only a chip but it gets people talking.
‘It’s boring times in lockdown so if people are comparing longest chips, so be it. It’s to get Britain talking.’
He is now hoping to raise money for York Hospital.
A Guinness World Records spokesman said: ‘What an amazing thing to find when cooking your dinner.
‘We love that people are thinking about breaking records whilst on lockdown here at Guinness World Records.
‘We encourage members of the public to get in touch if they think they have a talent or discover something with record breaking potential.’
The Guinness World Records states the largest chip was made on 7 October 2018 by Chandresh Bayad in Gujarat, India, and it weighed 11kg.
But, unlike Oliver’s, that chip was moulded and not from a packet.
There is no known record for the longest chip from a single potato.
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