Some food challenges in England are packed with multiple days’ worth of calories. These are six of the most caloric dishes:
At 3,377 calories, the Devastator consists of a three 6oz burger patties, 200g of pulled pork, six rashers of applewood smoked bacon, and six slices of cheese, with a large milkshake, chips, and a pot of coleslaw. Try it at the Red Dog Saloon in Hoxton Square.
The Breakfast Challenger
The Breakfast Challenger at The Castle Cafe in Rochdale serves an 8lb full English breakfast. At around 4,000 calories it contains 12 strips of bacon, an eight egg omelette with cheese, 12 sausages, four spam fritters, tomatoes, chips, beans, mushrooms, six eggs, six Bury black pudding slices, four hash browns, four slices of fried bread, four slices of toast, four slices of buttered bread, and a brew.
The Kidz Breakfast Challenge
At 6,000 calories, The Kidz Breakfast Challenge in Great Yarmouth is certainly not for babies. Served at Jesters Diner, the meal consists of: four slices of bread and butter, 12 bacon rashers, six eggs, 12 sausages, four slices of black pudding, four slices of toast, four slices of fried bread, tomatoes, mushrooms, beans, saute potatoes and an eight egg cheese and potato omelette.
The Moby Dick
The Moby Dick, which claims to be the UK’s tallest burger, is 16 inches high and is packed with 6,900 calories. It is made of a steak burger, a minted lamb burger, a bacon burger, and a pork, sage, and onion burger, stacked between four rolls. Found at the Ship Inn at Newnham in Gloucestershire, challengers must also consume 12 tomato slices, 12 gherkin slices, 12 onion rings, coleslaw, and four layers of hash browns.
The Gigantwich is an 8,000-calorie challenge, consisting of a sandwich weighing almost half a stone, a huge side-portion of chips and a heaped helping of coleslaw. The sandwich has bacon, sausage, beef, turkey, ham, hash browns, a steak burger, lamb, pulled bbq pork, various cheeses, a cheese omelette, tomatoes, stuffing, cucumber, salad, mayo, BBQ sauce, mustard and onion rings. If you’d like to eat four days worth of calories in one sitting, visit the Mangetout restaurant Southend-on-Sea in Essex.
Blacks Burgers in Croydon serves a burger, called the Beast, that weighs 14 lbs and contains 15,000 calories. To have any chance of finishing it, challengers apparently must consume the burger in slices, like a cake.