British engineer breaks Guinness World Record by stacking five M&M's

Will Cutbill has beaten the record for the most stacked M&M's.
Will Cutbill has beaten the record for the most stacked M&M's. Photo credit: Guinness World Records

A British civil engineer who loves chocolate has broken the Guinness World Record for the most M&M's stacked on top of each other.

Will Cutbill, from Solihull, attempted the record back in January and was confirmed to have broken it earlier in June.

He tried to pile M&M's for hours before eventually stacking five, which is now the new record.

"When I tell them it's a whopping five, they're shocked," Cutbill tells CNN. "They want to give it a go, try to beat me. It's harder than it looks."

He was inspired to attempt stacking M&M's when he was bored during the United Kingdom's third lockdown.

"At first it wasn't very many [that I could stack] until one day I thought, 'Right, let's crack this'. So I sat down very determined to complete it," he tells Guinness World Records.

In a video posted to Instagram showing his many attempts at breaking the record, he gives himself a cheer when he finally reaches five stacked M&M's.

"As you can tell from my video I was absolutely ecstatic when I achieved it."

Cutbill says it felt "absolutely amazing" when he found out his record was confirmed.

"I've had a lifelong ambition to break a Guinness World Records' title, I've always wanted one. I've bought the books every year and have always dreamed of one day reading my name in it," he says.

"It's actual madness that I can now say I'm a Guinness World Records titleholder. That's something I've dreamed about my whole life. I'm whacking it straight onto the Insta bio."

Despite being a civil engineer and breaking a record that requires patience and dexterity, Cutbill says he doesn't have a talent for balancing.

"My balance is awful - I can barely stand on one leg. But I have a talent for chocolate of any variety - stacked, balanced or just simply eaten."

His advice for anyone wanting to attempt this record is to take your time.

"This record took me an awful long time (thank goodness we were in a lockdown). It takes time but if you stick at it you will find a way to do it."

The previous record of four stacked M&M's was jointly held by Silvio Sabba from Italy and Brendan Kelbie from Australia.