The Dangote Flour Mill has broken the Guinness Book of Records for the World’s Largest Puff-Puff pyramid, as it fried two metric tonnes of flour to celebrate the 2018 World Puff-Puff Day on 27 October.
That’s the equivalent of 4o bags of flour, each 50kg—a total 2,000 kilos.
The previous record is 200kg, that’s four bags of flour, fried at a location.
Puff- Puff, is a delicious “street food’’ made by deep frying flour, yeast, sugar, water, salt.
Ghanaians call it Bofrot (togbei) , Cameroonians and Nigerians call it Puff-Puff (Puff) or beignet in French.
Anthony Chiejina, Group Head, Corporate Communication, Dangote Group, said to celebrate the maiden edition of World Puff-Puff Day, over 50 confectioners engaged to produce over 30,000 pieces of the local snack, as part of activities marking the day.
He said that the event at Muri Okunola Park, in Victoria Island, Lagos had in attendance the President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, and over 1,000 people, including school children drawn from various schools.
Managing Director Dangote Flour Mills, Thabo Mabe, said that World Puff-Puff Day, was an initiative of the flour miller to celebrate the confectioners who fry the delicacy, the consumers who enjoy the snack and the sellers who make a living from selling it.
Mabe said that the event was organised to celebrate Nigeria’s creativity in the local delicacy, as well as further create awareness for the company’s 1.5kg size flour launched in March.