Eating challenges continue to fascinate and for good reason. Who amongst us hasn’t seen our will crumble in the face of a mouth-watering pie or baked goods, only to announce to friends that were we in an eating competition, we could totally take down all competition. Getting through a packet of TimTams is one thing, but having to shove infinite rashers of bacon and hash browns down your gob, amongst other breakfast goods? That’s the kind of challenge we’d be tapping out of rather quickly.
For one man though, it was precisely the breakfast challenge that he wanted to conquer. If you haven’t heard of Adam Moran, you will now. The personal trainer and competitive eater from Leeds has come to be known as Beard Meats Food, thanks to his YouTube channel that regularly sees audiences left stunned as they watch Moran conquer all manner of eating challenges. For this one, he sought to become the first person to triumph at the breakfast challenge created by The Picnic Basket in Marston Green. To put things in perspective, every person that had sat and attempted the challenge in the past 12 months had failed.
But the thing with Moran is that this is a man who will push through the pain. He was, after all, the one who held the world record for chowing down 17 Big Macs in under sixty minutes. For the breakfast challenge, Moran had to devour a 5000-calorie breakfast that was enough to make the breakfast buffet come up short. In it were five Lashford sausages, five rashers of bacon, beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, five eggs, five slices of toast (which you could get fried), three black puddings and five hash browns. Our stomach is physically groaning just from the mere thought of all this. If that wasn’t enough, there was also unlimited tea or coffee.
To complete the challenge successfully, Moran had to clear his plate within 30 minutes. But as it turns out, he didn’t even need 20. In just 14 minutes and 18 seconds, Moran finished his final slice of fried bread and was victorious. How did he celebrate, you might be asking? Well, he asked for a slice of chocolate fudge cake – naturally.
Amazingly, the cafe donates the price of the meal – roughly $25 AUD – to a local charity or community group. It might be some time before we’re allowed to jet off internationally, but this certainly deserves a stop on the itinerary.