Otago Daily Times
Slight speedeater smashes nugget record
AUCKLAND: Many New Zealanders have been there before — famished, hungover and chowing down on a half dozen chicken nuggets.
But could you down 16 in 60 seconds?
If so, you might have a chance at pipping young eating sensation Nela Zisser, who set a Guinness World Record in South Auckland yesterday for the most chicken nuggets eaten in a minute.
Ms Zisser officially zoomed through 298 grams of nuggets in the minute, far surpassing the previous 200g record.
‘‘It was mostly about strategy,’’ the svelte, 170cm model said.
‘‘I just tried to take little bits of water while I was eating to get it down quicker.’’
While some out there might fancy themselves as the type of nuggetdowning specialist capable of taking a tilt at Ms Zisser’s title, the record was no mean feat.
She has only ever been beaten in one eating competition in New Zealand.
Starting in her first competition as a 21yearold, the unlikely competitiveeating champion quickly proved a natural, beating ‘‘19 big dudes’’.
Since that triumph, the 28yearold has gone on to claim other eating records and earn fame through her YouTube channel.
She has also placed fifth in Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, held annually in the United States and widely regarded as the top eating competition in the world.
Yesterday’s chicken nugget challenge was her first Guinness World Record.
She said the Guinness World Records team had approached her and presented her with a long list of food challenges she could attempt.
With her stomach settling on the nuggets, Ms Zisser ventured out to Totally Chicken in Papatoetoe and, soon after, the record was gone in 60 seconds. — The New Zealand Herald