The Whys and Wherefores
WHAT Sauerkrautathon 2018 is the first ever Guinness World Record attempt to make the largest recorded dish of bacterially fermented sauerkraut.
WHERE The main event was on Sunday 14 October 2018. The weigh-in was on Friday 26 October in Central Wells.
WHY Because sauerkraut is cheap and easy to make, it tastes delicious and it supports gut health – which is crucial to our all-round health.
The ‘Kraut Report – 28 October
The Sauerkraut People Did Their Stuff!
On Friday 26 October, Andrew Wilson, our official weights and measures independent witness and Sarah Whittingham, our overseeing food hygiene officer confirmed that, together, we made 359.6kgs of delicious, tangy sauerkraut, wholly fit for consumption.
Throughout Friday afternoon and on Saturday 27 October, a team of amazing supporters helped us to pot up all 359.6kgs and distribute it across Somerset. Some even found its way to London and Sussex.
Here are some of the places to which it has gone to be enjoyed:
Yeo Valley: To be incoroprated into their menu and given out to employees.
Wiveliscombe Farmers’ Market: Conrad’s Kitchen.
Wells: Good Earth Health Food Shop and Rugantino’s.
Wellington: Sunseed Wholefoods and the Blue Pantry.
Tracebridge Sourdough: Last pizza night of the season.
Tiverton: Liznojan Bookshop, Reapers Wholefoods.
Taunton: Lesser Litter.
Sussex: A wedding party, courtesy of Ella Broderick.
Riverford East Somerset: I think Patrick and Tehmina are intending to eat it all!
London: The canteen of a law firm.
Bristol: Distributed courtesy of Caroline Gilmartin of Every Good Thing.
Thank you to every single one of you who helped us to achieve this. We now begin the arduous task of submitting all our evidence, in its various forms, to Guinness in order to find out if we qualify as official record-holders.
But, regardless of their decision, together, we have done something very special. And we thank each and every one of you for making that possible.
Sauerkrautathon 2018 main Sponsors
Wondergut - Main Sponsor
Tracebridge Sourdough & Fermenteria
Riverford Organic Farmers – Main Sponsor
Yeo Valley - Main Sponsor
Symprove - Main Sponsor
Sauerkrautathon 2018 supporters
adams marquees Ltd - tables and chairs
all our utterly fabulous volunteers
alana macfarlane-kempner - speaker
andrew morrice - speaker
andy thomas - Security
Bartlett Mitchell - Equipment
Bob ANdrew - Speaker
Buy and Save, Wellington - Table cover
cloth - Jo and katie’s cabbage blouses
cm design and print -Apron Design
dcs supplies - equipment
dearbhla reynolds - Speaker
delphis eco - Cleaning equipment
eloise kench - Security
facebook fundraiser donors - cash
jig creative - logo, website and printed design
Jon bauer - PR support
jon king - fork lift, pallets and logistics
katie guzzetta - speaker
lucy Heaselgrave - PR support
mara king - equipment and expertise
Marcus Boehme - Speaker
mendip council - food hygiene advice
microbz - social media support
mike lusmore - photography
naomi devlin - speaker
neil white - photography
nelLA CUTLERY SERVICES - knives
nisbets - kilner jars
NFU - Token cash support
olives et al - fermenting vats
paul Leyland - video support
pennard organic wines - final weigh-in vat
PUKKA HERBS -Pukka Fennel Seeds and pukka teas
rude health - oaty snacks for volunteers
Stephen perring - PA system
sugar street studios - sauerkraut cake
tim spector - speaker
waitrose Wells - CaSh Support
WEIGHTRON BILANCIAI LTD - INDUSTRIAL WEIGHING SCALES