36 in 3 Minutes! Man sets record for Jaffa Cake consumption.
Stu Hayler has set the bar high with his feat of fast eating.
I thought I was a prodigious consumer of Jaffa Cakes, but it turns out that I’m not the greatest in the land. A pub up in Stockton-on-Tees in County Durham here in the UK recently held an event to find the best Jaffa Cake eater out there. Five contestants gathered to take on the challenge, with some travelling from literally miles around to take part. They had three minutes to chow down on as many of the tangy orange cakes as possible, and there could be only one winner.
Step forward Stu Hayler, aged 39. Stu managed to put away 36 cakes in the three minute window and in the process he consumed 1600 calories, which when compared to the recommended 2000 calorie intake for a man per day, is a hell of a lot.
The battle ground, laid out for a calorie filled clash of competitive consumers. Image Credit; Harry Cook / SWNS
However, there isn’t an official Guinness World Record for the consumption of Jaffa Cakes in three minutes but there is one for the period of one minute and it is held by Peter Czerwinski, set in 2013 when he managed to eat 17 in a minute. Extrapolate that out for the three minutes of Stu’s record and Peter would have beaten him by 15 cakes. Which actually seems extraordinary.
The competition's organiser, Craig Harker said that;
“I’m absolutely over the moon to launch the British Eating League after creating some of the world’s biggest dishes here at the pub. We saw one man eat over 1,600 calories in three minutes, which shows that the competition put there for speed eating is high. Eating is a sport and I’m proud to chart both the eating league and the Ultimate Eating Championship to bring competitive eating to venues all across the country. Every event is overseen by the UK Competitive Eating Organisation which supports with safety, planning, rules and guidance to ensure every event is safe for all.”
There's one song that'd go well with this. The Benny Hill theme. Image Credit; Harry Cook / SWNS
The next heat of the competition is set to take place later this month and will see contestants eat a double chocolate fudge cake as quickly as possible. Which sounds like a sticky ordeal. But the Jaffa Cake challenge? That sounds do-able…