How Fast Can You Drink a Capri Sun? The First World Record Has Officially Been Set
To deal with lockdown boredom, a British man claimed this nostalgia-inspired title.
Sold in its distinctive pouch, Capri Sun is a childhood staple. Who doesn't remember squeezing the fruit drink down on a hot day at what felt like record speed? But what is the fastest time anyone has ever finished a Capri Sun? A British college student knows: He recently set the Guinness World Record.
Declan Evans—a 20-year-old from Lincoln, England—explained to The Lincolnite that he wasn't necessarily a proficient drinker. Instead, he simply set out with the goal of wanting to become a Guinness World Record holder in April to deal with lockdown boredom—so he started perusing records that the organization had set a benchmark for, but that hadn't actually been attempted. That's when a beloved kids' drink caught his eye: fastest time to drink a Capri Sun.
To set the record, all Evans had to do was take "any commercially available, unmodified 200 ml Capri Sun pouch," as Guinness World Records explained, and document himself consuming it "using the straw"—which must begin the challenge "still inside the plastic film and still glued to the side"—in around 18 seconds. After a few tries, on August 27, Evans pulled of his record-setting attempt: 16.65 seconds.
"It is a stupid record to hold, but that is the fun of the Guinness World Records," Evans, who received his official Guinness World Record certificate in October, told The Lincolnite. "I think it will definitely get beaten. I wouldn't say it was that fast. It is a silly record anyone can try, but I am proud to have it and it is still a world record. Once I achieved it, it was quite rewarding, and I want to try more records in the future."
Specifically, Evans said he's hoping to eventually hold at least five world records and is already eyeing up a couple including the fastest time running a mile while carrying someone on a stretcher and fastest time swimming across the River Humber. Granted, neither of those offer much nostalgia, but I guess every record can't be eating Munchos or the largest mouthful of Big League Chew.