May 18, 2022

Aww Shucks: This Alabama food truck holds the Guinness World Record

Aww Shucks, the popular Birmingham-based fire-roasted corn truck, is a Guinness World Record holder.

The food truck holds the Guinness World Record for the most shelled corn in one minute. A team of four including food truck owners Avrie and Phillip Powell, Jarris Brooks and Brandale Oliver broke the record on September 25, 2021 by shucking 38 cobs of corn in one minute.

The owners of Aww Shucks plan to try and break the record they set this year, as well as try to set a new Guinness World Record: largest serving of collectively shelled corn. On Sept. 24, 2022, Avrie and Phillip Powell will invite 4,000 people from the community to help them make history by peeling off corn at his Aww Shucks festival, according to a press release.

The Aww Shucks Fire-Roasted Corn food truck menu board features 13 flavors of roasted corn. The four most popular are Mexican Street, Garlic-Herb Parmesan, Creamy Lemon-Pepper, and Buffalo Ranch.(Bob Carlton/[email protected])

Husband and wife Phillip and Avrie Powell launched Aww Shucks in 2020, in part because Avrie, who is vegan, couldn’t find many options that suited her diet when they went out to eat. the gourmet fire-roasted corn company that specializes in unique flavors including Flaming Hot, Mexican Street Corn and Creamy Lemon Pepper, as well as its Skillet Baked Corn Potato.

“We were somewhere, and I said [Phillip], “I’m so tired of eating fries everywhere I go,” she told AL.com’s Bob Carlton in a 2021 article. “So we came up with the concept of corn because it can be roasted. We wanted to give people a good fat-free vegetarian option.