While it originally started as a paste made from hazelnuts, sugar, and cocoa, we know Nutella today as the delicious hazelnut-based treat that you can spread on bread, drizzle on ice cream, or just down by the spoonful (via Nutella). But did you know that in 2005, Nutella provided the largest continental breakfast ever — in Germany? According to Facts.net, Nutella celebrated its 40th anniversary in Gelsenkirchen, Germany with a continental breakfast, which ended up becoming so big that the Guinness Book of World Records recognized it as the largest continental breakfast in the world.
While attendees were of course treated to the delectable hazelnut spread, they also were given bread rolls, orange juice, butter, cream cheese, and a yogurt drink — a true continental breakfast indeed. And if you’re wondering how many people it took to make this the biggest event of its kind, the German celebration consisted of 27,854 people (via Guinness World Records).
But while this Nutella-centric party is credited with the most attendees at a continental breakfast, it’s not the only continental breakfast record-winner. According to Gulf News, Dubai is where the most nationalities had a continental breakfast together at one time, with people from 101 different nationalities coming together for a Breakfast for Diversity event. Meanwhile, the winner for largest-ever continental breakfast involving multiple venues, according to Guinness World Records, goes to Hong Kong, where 91,591 people attended the event at 144 different venues.