Chip serving record broken at Adventure Island

Image taken and provided by Danny Pledger

The record for the world’s largest portion of chips has been broken at Adventure Island in Southend.

448kg of chips were piled into a giant chip box at the theme park, beating the previous record by over 79kg.

Five staff from the Traditional Fish & Chip Shop worked for four hours, peeling, chipping and frying £150 worth of potatoes.

Many of the chips were sold off for £1 a serving, with the proceeds going to local breast cancer charity Bosom Pals.

The remainder are reportedly being sent to a local farm, where they will be fed to a heard of pigs.

Head of catering, and one of the five-man team, James Gibbs said: “It’s absolutely fantastic. It’s taken a long while, many months to plan it. It’s wonderful. It’s something that from when we were kids at school we used to dream about breaking a Guinness World Record.”

Image taken and provided by Danny Pledger


From Friday, adult wristbands can be bought in advance online for £22, which is £10 less than the usual gate price. The usual online price is £27.