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A New Record for World’s Largest Meatball

Posted in STUFF ABOUT MEAT with tags on September 8, 2009 by chomposaurus


It may be a publicity stunt, but it sure is one spicy meatball. When I see it, my only instinct is to pick the metaball up (if I could lift a 110 pound meatball) and throw it at the first person I can find wearing a tux.

CANCÚN, Mexico — To promote their upcoming film “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”, Sony Pictures asked the chefs at The Ritz Carlton to cook a 109 lbs (49.5 kg) meatball-setting the world record for the largest meatball.
after the record for the largest meatball was confirmed, the meatball was cut up into normal-sized portions and served to everyone at the record-setting event.
The Hotel’s Executive chef Rainer Zinngrebe along with banquet chef Aldo Novoa accomplished the appetizing feat, surpassing a previous Guinness world record for the largest meatball set in 2008 that stood at 32.93 kg, or 72 lbs., 9 oz.

Story from World Records Academy. More pictures here. Note that no one mentions what type of meat was actually used…

Review: IKEA Meatballs

Posted in IKEA, REVIEWS, Swedish Meatballs with tags , on September 25, 2008 by chomposaurus

“Kottbullar”? I’m pretty sure that’s Swedish for cow testes. Nevertheless, you can’t go to IKEA without encountering at least one giant poster for their meatballs, so I had to review the take-home-a-sack version. At under $7 for 2.5 pounds, it seemed like a good deal.

IKEA, I expected more from your balls.  They’re chewy, and there’s not much seasoning to speak of. The taste reminds me of the sausage links you get at Denny’s.  The back of the package says “beef and pork” but you couldn’t distinguish one from the other.  Plus, they totally shrank once they were cooked, and nobody likes shrunken balls.

Perhaps they’re better when served with Swedish creme sauce and fresh lingonberries, as the package suggests.  I’m sure they’d be fine in your Trader Joe’s pasta.  But as an hors d’oeurve, these balls just don’t add much spice to your culinary soup.