Premium puffed corn company introduces “Carl,” the 6,780 pound corn ball, at county fair
Junction City, OR—July 22, 2015—Cosmos Creations, a premium puffed corn company broke the world record for baking the largest puffed caramel corn ball. Weighing in at 6,780 pounds, “Carl” the corn ball measures over 8 feet tall and 25 feet in circumference. Carl will make his debut at the Lane County Fair on Wednesday, July 22 and will remain on display through the end of the fair on July 26.
“It’s been a great time having everyone come together to bring such a big idea into fruition,” said Cosmos Creations Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Jerid Strasheim. “We are not only excited for Carl to finally make his debut, but for Cosmos Creations to make history as a world record-holder.”
Preparing Carl the corn ball took a ten employees more than 100 engineering hours to complete. Comprised of non-GMO cornmeal, corn syrup, cane sugar, butter and molasses, Carl is the equivalent of 17,000 6.5 oz. multi-serve snack bags. The Cosmos Creations team will use a custom-fabricated enclosed trailer with a steel cradle to ensure safe transport to the fair and other future events.
“Carl the corn ball has been a very fun project to be a part of,” said Cosmos Creations General Manager, Ron Evans. “We are excited for everyone to finally meet him. It’s been a great team-building experience and everyone here has done something to help bring him to life.”
The Lane County Fair runs Wednesday, July 22 through Sunday, July 26. Fair-goers can find Carl in Discovery Park located near Wheeler Pavilion. For more information on the fair, visit www.AtTheFair.com.
About Cosmos Creations: Junction City, Oregon based Cosmos Creations is slowing things down, making the commitment and investment to use natural ingredients to create a line of premium puffed corn snacks with an indulgent, artisan taste. The current flavor lineup includes: Caramel Apple Crisp, Salted Caramel, Caramel, Coconut Crunch, Sea Salt & Butter, Spicy Sriracha and Cheddar & Pepper. Our product is gluten-free, trans- fat free, includes no hulls, no kernels and non-GMO corn. Cosmos Creations is just natural ingredients you can pronounce, and a taste that’s almost heavenly. For more information visit www.CosmosCreations.com.