Burrito Challenge

May 2010

In the wake of the popularity of competetive eating, what with the names Joey Chesnut and Takeru Kobayashi becoming household names (to us), it was inevitable that for gastronomic daredevils like us (yikes) to jump into the competetive eating arena.  This Burrito Challenge is the second we participated in.  The first one will be posted later after I get the images from my pc.

Someone from this group researched about this 8 lb burrito challenge in the North Bay city of Novato. It would be fun one said, and all agreed.  Basically, the same people who did the first eating challenge came to the Burrito Challenge.  So on that lovely hot day we agreed to meet at the restaurant.

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This is the 8 lb burrito aptly named Abuelo Burrito from Mi Pueblo.  The objective is to finish the whole thing.  I cannot remember how much one of these babies cost.
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Okay some of us came prepared by bringing in a weighing scale.  They tried to weigh the burrito.  Duh! It was an 8-lb burrito challenge that was a given right?
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Lightbulb moment came finally and so we weighed the eaters before and another time after the challenge.  A little digital reminder of the pre-eating weight in case one forgets.

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To give you a little  perspective of how an 8 pounder looks like - it's like a newborn baby!
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Large enough to intimidate the boy!
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Eat!
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Eat!
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Eat!
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Almost - but just couldn't get those last 2 or 3 bites.
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It was take out time!

Nobody in this group overcame the challenge.  Well, goodluck next time! Had any one of us emerged victorious the prize would be to put our mug/s in the wall of fame :)

What fun it was.  For the record I did not participate.  My husband took the challenge and I ended up eating the left overs for dinner. 

We are currently looking for the next challenge to take on.  In the meantime, I hope to be able to show you the other eating challenge I participated in as a photographer/documentation clerk, cheerleader, and heckler in the coming days. 

Go out and get your own burrito.

Comments

  1. look at that meal! this kind of challenge needs some serious fasting prior to the event. just hope no one had stomach problems after!

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  2. you sure that's a burrito?! :D

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  3. at first, i thought it's lumpia.^0^
    but that size of a burrito, yikes!!

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  4. made me hungry. looking for something hot and spicy. might go to quiapo for the quickie globe lumpia :P

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  5. Very funny!
    Sometimes here in the villages we have the "ravioli eating challenge": the one who eats more ravioli dishes, wins! :-)

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  6. hahaha... great idea! i would love to do that here.

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  7. omg, that must be a tummy-bursting burrito! nakakalula! pwedeng takeout?:p

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  8. wow! nami-miss ko pa naman ang burrito! but i doubt it if i can finish that one, good for one day meal ko na yan! :)

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  9. Increíble ese burrito gigante¡¡¡ Qué bueno¡¡¡
    Saludos

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  10. It's humongous! I don't think I can finish it, is it by group or individual eating contest? The rice and beans are so heavy already to finish the burrito hehehe

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  11. A family of four could eat that and still have left-overs, Maria! Unbelievable.

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  12. These photos make me hungry... Lol! I would love to be there... It looks delicious!

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  13. OH-MY-GOD !! Thanx God I've just finished having dinner. That burrito is huge and delicious. A record !!!

    Regards

    Valery

    [Barcelona Daily Photo]

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  14. That size is enough for a group! I've been through your sites and just realized you were brought up here, in my beloved country, no matter what! Congratulations for not suffering anymore of what we still do. But am sure you feel homesick once-in-a while. The first time i commented i thought you are male, now i know, sorry and thank you for the lovely photos.

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  15. Looks like a fun day with that large meal!

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  16. I'm about to puke with the largeness of that burrito, hehehe...I can't even get to gobble up a regular one from the fast foods. It's fun, isn't it?

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  17. may napanood ako na ganitong episode ni adam ng Man Vs Food sa TLC. ang laki nga! Ilan kayo lahat kumain? Kakagutom!

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  18. Now you've made me hungry! I love burritos (pescotarian and vegetarian only) and I am wondering if I could make some for lunch today.

    Many thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come visit again tomorrow!

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  19. So yummy! Love mexican food.

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  20. Ohlordy! I like burritos, but there's no way I can finish an 8-pounder in one sitting either!

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  21. holy cow that's a giant burrito! i wanna try it! :D

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