Carb Lovers, Rejoice: Bakers Have Produced the World's Longest Baguette

Kirstin Fawcett

Are you always the first one to finish the bread basket at a French café? Then you'll be happy to know that bakers in Europe recently created what was officially declared to be the world's longest baguette.

Completed at the Milan Expo 2015 World's Fair, the large treat was 400 feet longa fact that's even more impressive when you remember that there are 5280 feet in a mile. It took some 60 French and Italian bakers nearly seven hours to make, and since they didn't have access to a Paul Bunyan-sized restaurant, they had to do it outside in a specially designed portable oven. Despite challenges like cold weather and a lack of traditional kitchen facilities, the team prevailed, beating the record of 364 feet that was previously held by a French supermarket chain

After the baguette was declared one for the (Guinness) books, it was consumed by fairgoers. They covered their slices with Nutellaan unsurprising pairing, considering that the spread's maker, Ferrero, backed the ambitious feat.

Check out some flour-y footage from the World's Fair above.

[h/t Associated Press]