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Is this gigantic cookie by Asda Barnstaple the world’s biggest Easter biscuit?

PUBLISHED: 09:54 12 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:57 12 April 2017

Andrew Reed of the bakery team, bakery manager Nicole O'Connor, store manager Andy Felix and the gigantic 31

Andrew Reed of the bakery team, bakery manager Nicole O'Connor, store manager Andy Felix and the gigantic 31" Easter biscuit at the Asda Barnstaple store.

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The monster cookie has a diameter of 31 inches, which the Barnstaple store claims is the world’s biggest

Asda Barnstaple store manager Andy Felix and bakery manager Nicole O'Connor with members of the bakery team and the gigantic 31 Asda Barnstaple store manager Andy Felix and bakery manager Nicole O'Connor with members of the bakery team and the gigantic 31" Easter biscuit.

Asda’s Barnstaple store may have just cooked the world’s biggest Easter biscuit.

The Barnstaple store teamed up with Falmouth-based bakers WC Rowe to tackle the monster biscuit, which has a whopping 31 inch (79cm) diameter.

The treat is more than five times the size of a regular Easter biscuit, meaning it may well have baked its way into the record books.

It comes days after Asda’s Bodmin store claimed to have produced the world’s biggest Easter biscuit themselves.

But the Bodmin bake – 26 inches in diameter – was eclipsed by their North Devon rivals.

Andy Felix, store manager at Asda Barnstaple, said: “We got wind of the Easter biscuit world record being set by Bodmin and thought a bit of healthy competition couldn’t hurt.

“The Easter biscuit is very popular in this part of the country and we take our traditions very seriously, so obviously wanted the world biggest Easter biscuit title for ourselves.

“We couldn’t be happier that we’ve made the bigger biscuit – that’s just the way the cookie crumbles Asda Bodmin!”

Originating from the West Country, Easter biscuits are often used as a gift given to guests on Easter Sunday.

Made from flour, butter, egg yolk, baking powder and sugar, the lightly-spiced currant biscuits are often decorated by children in the run up to Easter.

Both record-breaking biscuits were made by Rowe’s Cornish Bakers, who supply over 100 Asda stores across the West Country, East Coast and Cornwall with their Easter biscuits.

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