Ice cream eating record broken

Morelli ice cream Family break Guinness World Record.'Breaking the Guinness World Record in Portstewart Co-Derry on Saturday where almost three thousand people came together to lick their way into the record books, linked together and licking ice cream from the famous Morelli family continuously for one minure. The Morelli family are celebrating 100 years in the business on the north coast. Picture Margaret McLaughlin ? by-line  'see press release or contact Daniella Morelli 07816812744 or Linda Beers 07884437376
Morelli ice cream Family break Guinness World Record.'Breaking the Guinness World Record in Portstewart Co-Derry on Saturday where almost three thousand people came together to lick their way into the record books, linked together and licking ice cream from the famous Morelli family continuously for one minure. The Morelli family are celebrating 100 years in the business on the north coast. Picture Margaret McLaughlin ? by-line 'see press release or contact Daniella Morelli 07816812744 or Linda Beers 07884437376
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ALMOST 3,000 people “licked” their way to breaking a new ice cream-eating world record in Portstewart at the weekend.

Under glorious summer sunshine, men, women and children gathered in the north coast resort to form the longest chain of people simultaneously satisying their sweet tooth.

According to an official tally, a total of 2,728 supporters indulged in the free ice cream on offer - beating a previous record attained in the United States last year by 34 people.

Saturday’s exercise was organised by the Morelli family who run a successful ice cream business in the locality and are celebrating their centenary.

Held in the grounds of Dominican College, participants stood in an orderly chain holding a tub of ice cream in their right hand and eating from the tub in the hand of the person on their left. They were required to do so for a whole minute for the attempt to be properly verified.

Speaking to the News Letter yesterday, Daniela Morelli hailed the “brilliant” achievement.

“I couldn’t believe the amount of people in Portstewart - it was just unreal. You had to see it to believe it,” she said.

Paying tribute to the large turnout and the team of marshalls who helped in the successful organisation of the event, she added: “It couldn’t rally have happened without them. It was a big effort by everyone.”

Ms Morelli said the ice cream family have no plans to better their record, however, referring to international competition to the new target she quipped: “Knowing the Americans they will probably go and beat it next week.”

All funds raised on the day will go to the Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke Association (NICHSA).