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Cyprus ''loukoumi'' in the Guinness Book of Records
2005-06-22 13:27:35

Cyprus has secured a place in the Guinness Book of Records for the biggest ''loukoumi'' in the world, a mouth-watering dessert made of sugar, corn-flour and almonds.

Coastal Geroskipou town's Mayor, Tasos Kouzoupos, said this week that Guinness World Records e-mailed on 20 June, saying that it had accepted the information sent from Cyprus for the specific ''loukoumi'', which was made on 15-17 October 2004.

The record-breaking ''loukoumi'' will be included in the 2006 edition of the Guinness Book of Records.

Experts weighed the loukoumi made in October last year and found it to be two tons and 718 kilos.

More than two and a half tons of sugar, 350 kilos of corn-flour and 150 kilos of dried almonds as well as smaller quantities of additives were used to make the loukoumi.

The particular sweet, in the category of Turkish delight, was finished after two days of continuous work.

The previous world record holder for the biggest loukoumi is a Turk from Australia. His Turkish delight weighed two tons and 349 kilos.

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