Spice challenge


Christian Verdon; City Lawyer by day, big eater by night, agreed to undertake a triple threat challenge – the Meateasy Triple Chilli challenge at MeatLiquor. What follows is a live blog of his attempt. And yes, it’s as grizzly as it looks.



Map of UK Food Challenges

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:

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Eating Competitions for April

A Holcombe pub is hosting a sausage eating contest on 4 April / Photo courtesy of Jerry Lee Que IV on Creative Commons.

A Somerset pub is hosting a sausage eating contest on 4 April / Photo courtesy of Jerry Lee Que IV on Creative Commons.

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

  • 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!”


Interview: Elk Bar’s general manager on their explosive wing challenge (video)

holy f+ck wings

We interview Gavin Sheridan-Smith, the general manager at the Elk Bar, Fulham, on the bar’s notorious Man vs Food Hot Wing Challenge.

The challenge: 30 Wings cooked in “The Rib Man’s Holy Fuck Sauce” (Naga chilli based), Fries, Slaw & Blue Cheese Dip.

Click on the video for answers to the questions, and watch the full interview at the bottom of this post.


Battle of the Bones – StickyWings Buffalo Wing Eating Challenge

One of the first challenges Extreme Eats covered was the Frank’s Hot Sauce: Battle of the Bones at Brick Lane Chicken Wing House Sticky Wing on . Competitors from across England had 5 minutes to eat as many spicy buffalo wings as possible.  Despite fierce competition, plucky Londoner Shareen “Juno” Carter won, winning £1500. Heartwarmingly, she elected to donate it to the Tsunami relief fund in the Philippines, where her fiance lives. What follows is a photo gallery covering the event.