Pie Eat­ing Con­test

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

WE ALL love a food-scoff­ing con­test, and this one has even has a veg­e­te­rian ver­sion. The an­nual World Pie Eat­ing Cham­pi­onship is usu­ally held at Harry’s Bar on Wall­gate, Wi­gan, Greater Manch­ester, Eng­land and has been held since 1992. In 2006, a veg­e­tar­ian ver­sion was added af­ter ‘‘ re­lent­less pres­sure’’ from the Veg­e­tar­ian So­ci­ety. In the 2007 com­pe­ti­tion, en­tries in­cluded a com­peti­tor’s dog, Char­lie, who had eaten 20 pies and dam­aged a fur­ther 10 the night be­fore the com­pe­ti­tion, nearly jeop­ar­dis­ing the event. Con­tro­versy has struck the com­pe­ti­tion on nu­mer­ous oc­ca­sions when im­ported pies were used, with com­pe­ti­tion rules changed to meet Govern­ment healthy eat­ing guide­lines and it be­came a race to eat a sin­gle pie in the fastest time, rather than the most pies in a given time and in 2006 when the com­pe­ti­tion ac­tu­ally ran out of pies be­fore the time was up.

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