15 April 2019 – A new world record for Croatia after the largest slanina (pancetta) was presented this weekend in Karanac, Baranja.
The giant piece of slanina weighed 194 kg was made by a team of four friends from Valpovo in Slavonia. The slanina, which is now the biggest in the world, was presented at the spring festival in Karanac.
Every year during the ‘Spring vasar’ in Karanac a competition to find the biggest slanina is held.
The flat slanina is made of pork belly meat that is salt cured and then smoked. The world record slanina came from a pig which weighed 495 kg and has a value of more than 10,000 kuna.
According to Guinness World Records, the largest slanina (pancetta) in the world was previously 150.5 kg, It was made in Italy and presented at the town’s Old Saviours Day Festival in 2002.