Wimbledon! The tennis! The sunshine (or rain)! The excitement! The disappointment! The… strawberries?
Wimbledon is one of the biggest sporting events in the UK and is hugely popular around the world. It is of course famous for its tennis, but did you know it was also famous for its desserts? The dessert that Wimbledon is famous for is strawberries and cream. This simple dessert snack has been eaten at Wimbledon since the tournament began in 1877, and are now one of the most popular things about it. Over 28,000kg of strawberries and 10,000 litres of fresh cream are consumed at Wimbledon every year. That’s a lot of strawberries and cream!
Things that weigh 28,000kg:
The total strawberries eaten at Wimbledon
5 African elephants
2 double decker buses
136 Hakuho Shos
Things that are 10,000 litres:
The total amount of fresh cream consumed at Wimbledon
20,000 500ml bottles of water
44,444 cups of tea