Temple’s Main Campus Programing Board can now add record holder to their resume.
Over a thousand volunteers filled the Liacouras Center Monday when PB&J Day kicked off Homecoming 2016 festivities. Volunteers had sixty minutes to make as many sandwiches as possible in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most PB&Js in an hour. The past record, held by Which Wich’s Project PBJ in Grapevine, Texas, was 39,303.
That is no more.
A final tally of the night’s sandwich making brought Temple in at 49,100 sandwiches, shattering Which Wich’s mark.
Christina Conlon, an Official Adjudicator with Guinness World Records, was on hand with two witnesses to validate the record. Her job is to watch for consistency, quality, and to tally the final number of sandwiches.
“We have 95 boxes that fit 525 sandwiches each, exactly, so as the sandwiches are finished being made, runners bring completed sandwiches over here, I watch them being packed in the larger boxes to make sure 525 is in there, and then we count the larger boxes to see how many sandwiches we have at the end of the hour,” said Conlon.
Many familiar faces were on hand for the event, including Chancellor Englert, Hooter the Owl, and Student Body President Aron Cowen.”This project is something that is fun, gets people involved, and helps the community,” said Cowen. All the sandwiches made at PB&J Day will be donated to Philadelphia and Camden shelters.
So just how much PB&J does it take to make that many sandwiches?
According to a press release from the university, it takes 4,475 pounds of peanut butter, 3,800 pounds of jelly, and 1,875 loaves of bread.