No one wakes up and thinks to themselves, “Hey, I think I’ll have a seven pound burrito today.” But what if a prize was involved? Or your picture on a wall of fame? Still no? Don’t forget to factor in peer pressure. Remember, you’ve got a whole group of friends (or a whole restaurant) sitting around you chanting your name.
And deep down, there’s a stirring inside you that wonders if you could actually do it and – admit it – actually want to eat a seven pound burrito today.
Whether it’s a local Mexican place like Jack-n-Grill in Denver, CO (home of the seven pound burrito), or a chain like Buffalo Wild Wings and their famous Blazin’ Challenge, we all know at least one restaurant that puts their customers up to a ridiculous food test. A prize is usually offered for finishing within a certain time, or finishing, period. Sometimes the prize is a t-shirt. Sometimes it’s a bumper sticker. Sometimes it’s free food for life. But the real prize, as everyone knows, is prestige.
It doesn’t matter how young, old, skinny or fat you are. If Adam Richman has taught me anything, it’s that there’s nothing wrong with trying to down five 24 oz. milkshakes in less than 30 minutes. Or 180 oysters in one sitting. Or a seven pound breakfast burrito (Hey, you’ve eaten at Chipotle, haven’t you? That’s 1.5 pounds right there).
What we want to know this week, So Good readers, is have you ever attempted a food challenge? What was it? Did you finish? Choose your answer and explain in the comments.