Beaney’s Bakery in Strood has joined forces with fruit specialists Fourayes Farm and Norman Collett to produce a one-tonne apple and blackberry crumble.

The crumble was created for a new Good Food Channel TV show, Monster Munchies. It was pitched against another Kent-based company’s attempt but was crowned winner, at five times the weight of the previous largest fruit crumble recorded by Guinness World Records.

The team was given just 24 hours to create the huge dessert, which was judged by a five-strong panel at the finale, held at Brogdale Farm.

“We’d like to thank everyone who helped us with the project. Without them it wouldn’t have been possible,” commented team leader Sarah Calcutt, business development manager at Norman Collett.

“The past few days have been extremely hectic, from sourcing the ingredients and working out the logistics to the rigorous health and safety checks – not to mention the cooking itself. But it has all been worthwhile and great fun as well.”

Fourayes is a manufacturer and supplier of processed fruit and fillings. Norman Collett specialises in marketing top English fruit to the multiple sectors.

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