Guadalajara Make3-Tonne Guacamole

The recipe for a record-breaking guacamoleis simple - 25,000 avocados and 1,000 people to mash them. That is what avocado growers in Jalisco mobilized last month to break the world record for the biggest guacamole, a whopping 3 tonnes of delicious dip made from “green gold.”

The mass mash-up was part entertainment and part politicking, as growers and Mexico make the point that they – and the guacamole loving Americans – have benefited from the North American Free Trade Agreement that is now under threat from US President Donald Trump.

More than 600 student chefs and 400 people from the rural town of Concepcion de Buenos Aires prepared the traditional dish for thousands people, many of whom came from the Jalisco state capital of Guadalajara and the state’s governor was on hand to receive recognition from a representative of the Guinness Book of World Records.