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One ton pudding breaks world record for world's largest haggis

The haggis was made and cooked at Hall's before the weigh-in at the Royal Highland Show on Thursday.

World's largest haggis made by Hall's at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh on June 19, 2014.
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The record for the world’s largest haggis has been broken by a massive 1.01 ton pudding.

The haggis was made and cooked at Hall’s in North Berwick before being put on the back of a lorry and taken to the Royal Highland Show for the all-important weigh-in on Thursday.

It tipped the scales at 1.01 ton, or 2227lbs - a whopping 993lbs heavier than the previous record.

Measuring more than 2.5m long, 1m wide and a metre high, the recipe included 750lbs of oats and almost 90lbs of onions.

The attempt was overseen by Mark McKinley from Guinness World Record, who confirmed it had made it into the record book.

After the weigh-in, Cameron Hill, 15, from Kilmarnock performed the address to the haggis before it was dished out.

The haggis, which took 25 and a half hours to cook, will be sold in individual portions to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and a selection of children’s charities.

Wayne Godfrey, CEO of Browns Food Group, who owns Hall’s, said: "2014 is the Official Year of the Haggis and so we thought this was the perfect occasion to reclaim the Guinness World Record title that was first held by Hall’s over 30 years ago. We knew we were aiming for a very ambitious size and weight and so everyone at Hall’s is thrilled we pulled it off, reclaiming the title – and beating the previous record by such a significant amount."

David Hall, son of David Hall senior, founder of the original Hall’s company, was there to see the haggis unveiled.

He said: "Hall’s is one of the world’s biggest distributors of haggis and it seems only fitting they also hold the title of the makers of the world’s biggest haggis.

"My father devised the recipe that is still used today for all Hall’s haggis and I can most definitely confirm the biggest of them all tastes just as good as the ones made by hand in his shop in Corstorphine in Edinburgh in 1932.”

The previous record for the largest haggis was held by the Machline Burns Club, who cooked up a 1234lbs pudding on May 23, 2009.

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