The small town of Seligman, Arizona – although for a while ignored after Interstate 40 opened a few miles south in 1978 and caused traffic to bypass it – has long had an important claim. Important to fame: The kitschy outpost, located between the cities of Flagstaff and Kingman, has been designated as “”Birthplace of Historic Route 66“Thanks to it the efforts of residents to preserve the historic two-lane highway it lies along.
Now, the charming old town also has a big new claim to fame: It’s home to the ice cream parlor just broke Guinness World Records for “largest display of milkshakes.”
Of course, the shake goes beyond your basic chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. The flavors include innovative dishes such as “Oreo, Rice, Banana, Hot Dog”, “Orange, Bacon, Root Beer, Fried Sweet Potato” and “Hot Fudge, Onion, Pineapple, Cheese,” just to name three types.
You think that sounds terrible? Some people who have tried them beg for a difference.
“My hot fries, Oreo, bacon, hot dog shake were great!” a person who appears to be on file tells the suspicious people On Facebook.
“My pineapple shake was different,” another attendee diplomatically shared.
Of course, not everyone is impressed. “Loved the event.. so glad we went.. but I will never have ketchup or chips in my milkshake again,” wrote another cheeky shake sampler.
Cecilia Alvarado, who co-owns Delgadillo’s Snow Cap with her brother, John Michael Delgadillo, said her record-breaking goal is personal.
“My dad built the Snow Cap in 1953,” Alvarado told Food Network. She added that her parents, Juan and Mary Delgadillo, have been running the business for decades. Juan, who was known for his sly sense of humordied in 2004, followed by Mary, as well as Cecilia’s eldest brother, Bob, in 2007. “My brother and I, along with other family members, were trying to keep the dream and legend alive. of my father exists.”
If there was any record for the sweetest memory of a parent, Cecilia and John might have nailed that record, too.