Following on from yesterday’s post on reddit’s refrigerator challenge, we thought we’d open it up to the community. The response we got was INCREDIBLE. Tweet us your attempt @ExtremeEatsUK using #fridgechallenge.
There is a lot of good culinary information on reddit. Looking for sandwich ideas? /r/eat sandwiches has you covered. Need a gluten free diet? /r/gluten free knows its wheat from its chafff. Just bought a slow cooker and looking for tasty ingredients to fill it with? Look no further than /r/slowcooking.
And then there’s some more… bizarre material. Bored with a fridge full of food and a strange desire to go up against the internet in a Russian Roulette style eat off? User /u/smileh has just the ticket: The Refridgerator Challenge.
After weeks of work, my map of UK food challenges has finally launched! I hope you find it helpful; I believe it is the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of UK food contests. Here are some highlights:
Alexi Duggins, Editor-At Large of Time Out, destroys Octoberfest Pub’s Double Knuckle Challenge
On 1 May, we will be joining Time Out’s Editor-At-Large who is scarfing down ten London food challenges in the next ten weeks. Alexi Duggins is calling it his “food marathon,” because instead of running 26 miles, he will be gorging on 26,000 calories.
Duggins may look skinny, but he’s a beast. He has demolished a two-foot-long sausage roll at the County Arms in three minutes and one second (that’s five seconds off the record!); the Meat Liquor Triple Chilli Challenge – a spicy, 3,420-calorie meal – within ten minutes; and a two-kilo calzone in 28 minutes.
Here’s a roundup of April eating competitions in the UK, courtesy of the EatFeats. The competitive eating database lists the following contests for this month. Know of any others? Tweet us @ExtremeEatsUK
- The Duke of Cumberland in Somerset is hosting a sausage eating contest at 6 pm on 4 April. The challenge: you have ten minutes to eat as many sausages as you can.
- Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club will hold a hot dog eating competition as part of its Coney Island Party and Freakshow on 12 April: ’50s R&B, a fairground, freakshow acts, and a five minute hot dog eating contest. What more could you want?
- The Clarendon in Warwickshire has a chilli ice cream sundae eating contest on 19 April. Sounds a bit yuck to us, but see if you can stomach it!
- Blackpool is hosting a chilli eating contest as part of its “Chilli Fiesta 2014” on 26 April. As the event poster says, “No chilli too big! No chilli too hot enough! Don’t talk, eat!”