Gibsons Gourmet Burgers sets a Guinness World Record with extensive milkshake offering


You dont have to travel far to enjoy world record-breaking milkshakes. Gibsons Gourmet Burgers & Ribs at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has been named the Guinness World Records official titleholder for Most Varieties of Milkshakes Commercially Available.

So how many milkshakes are available at Gibsons? A whopping 207! Creating a diverse menu of decadent milkshakes was a long process. It took Gibsons a year and a half of hard work before it was even able to process its application to Guinness World Records. It arranged a record attempt that had very strict criteria.

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The run-up to the assessment required numerous certification forms, checks and balances. Its menu, sales mix, recipes, ingredients, location and various other formalities were checked.

Key witnesses for the record attempt included well-known foodies Jenny Morris, Pete Goffe-Wood, Justin Bonello, Giorgio Nava and Clarice Gomes. They were required to submit their credentials and curricula vitae to the Guinness World Records London office and after due diligence and various correspondence they were appointed as Guinness World Records judges for the record attempt. The day of the record attempt was 17 October 2019.

The judges were divided into two teams, as per Guinness World Records regulations. A team of judges could only work for four hours and then there had to be a changing of the guard. Working in two shifts under the guidance of Pete Goffe-Wood, the 207 milkshakes had to be counted, tasted and signed off by the judges. In addition, they had to audit the recipes and verify that the 207 shakes actually appeared on the menu.

The whole attempt, including recipes and ingredients, was videoed by a camera with a timing device as well as duplicated on CCTV footage, and photographs had to be taken of each individual milkshake together with a number and a recipe card. The Guinness World Records London office followed up with a due diligence worldwide to check whether there were any other people or companies in the world that complied with this attempt and it was duly verified that Gibsons is in fact the world record holder for the Most Varieties of Milkshakes Commercially Available.

Ian Halfon, co-owner of Gibsons Gourmet Burgers & Ribs, says: We are really proud to be the biggest in the whole world. We are proud of Africa, the V&A Waterfront and last but not least Gibsons Gourmet Burgers & Ribs and our dedicated team. So please come and share this amazing achievement with us and enjoy your way through the WORLDS largest selection of shakes.

Some of the 207 double-thick Gourmet Shakes flavours are Chocolate Brownie, Caramel Fudge, Lunch Bar, Butterscotch, Peanut Butter & Crunchie and Choc Chip Cookie Dough. There is also an awesome selection of fat-free shakes, vegan shakes, yoghurt and frozen-yoghurt shakes, adult shakes and Freek Shakes jam-packed with indulgent treats all served with ecofriendly straws.


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