If you like fish and chips, then this challenge is for you

2.5kg in an hour? Easy peasy

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Food challenges are all the rage these days and chip shop co owner Elizabeth Forrester from Tamworth, West Midlands has set quite the challenge.

Totaling 2.5kg in weight, this challenge consists of three large portions of battered cod, a large portion of chips, three slices of bread and butter and four sides, competitors can choose beans, mushy peas, curry sauce and gravy.

Since the challenge was launched last month only one person has successfully completed the challenge being dubbed 'The Colossus', with a very impressive time of under 30 minutes.

Photo from William Lailey/Caters News

Photo from William Lailey/Caters News

Though she made the challenge herself, this what Elizabeth had to say about it, "When I see the size of the portion of the food we make for the fish and chip challenge it shocks me every time. I could never imagine eating it myself. I don't think I could even attempt it.

"We have had nine people take on the challenge so far since we started the fish and chip challenge last month and it has only been completed once. All of the other competitor gave up halfway through."

Photo from William Lailey/Caters News

Photo from William Lailey/Caters News

"They end up looking like they're in a coma after attempting the 3,000 calorie meal. Their eyes are glazed over and they said they felt like they couldn't even move after their attempt. I think the slices of bread and butter make the challenge even more difficult. I say to all of the competitors that it'll be the bread that gets them."

Photo from William Lailey/Caters News

Photo from William Lailey/Caters News

"The prize for completing the challenge is a lucky dip where one of the prizes is your money back."

When Elizabeth opened her shop in 2019 she wanted to give it an edge over the other takeaways in town and thus this challenge was born. According to Elizabeth it takes around 15 minutes to prepare the entire plate of food. Because the fish is so big it takes the longest to batter and fry properly.

Elizabeth said that she's not surprised that only one person has completed it with how carb heavy it is.

So what do you think FoodTribers, would you take on this challenge or do you prefer a normal portion of fish and chips?

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Comments (9)

  • Sigh. Fish and chips shouldn't be rushed down the gullet by the imperial ton and they shouldn't have spat-out wads of peas dripped over them.

      1 month ago
    • I mean you’re not wrong. But people do love a challenge lol.

        1 month ago
  • I doubt if I could beat 30 minutes but I would certainly try and beat an hour!

      1 month ago
  • I am game!

      1 month ago
  • Yes please!!!

      1 month ago
  • I ate a kilo of chips, without any salt and vinegar for a challenge. That made me a bit sweaty.

    Have also drank a pint of chip shop curry sauce, just made my bottom run the next day.

    7 sausages, 2 of which were jumbos, easy.

      1 month ago
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