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Devour Some of the Nation's Most Insane Food Challenges

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | May 04, 2015

Devour Some of the Nation's Most Insane Food Challenges

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Sometimes you have to throw caution to the wind and eat five pounds of burrito.

If gorging yourself in the name of nearly anonymous accolades and possibly a free t-shirt is your kind of fun, the website Credit Donkey has you covered.

Michelle Kaiser pored over the great expanse of this fine country to spot the best food challenges that will net you free food.

True, you do have to go through the trouble of putting your stomach to the absolute limit, but we aren’t about to quibble over things like sensibility and health.

This is about mountains of food that we Americans must conquer, because those trays of oysters are going to eat themselves.

Now Kaiser presents 101 challenges in a lovely state-by-state list, so you can easily hit those diners close to home before conquering abroad.

Below we have highlighted just our favorites:

Rhode Island:

Nacho Mama’s (Bristol): This spot asks you to eat a burrito that is roughly the size of the state in which it was created.

Above you will see a radio host’s attempt at eating “five pounds of either pork, chicken or beef with rice, beans, lettuce, cheese and your choice of veggies.”

As you see in the video, he does so with the aid of YooHoo, which is like climbing a mountain on a pair of skates.


San Francisco Creamery (San Francisco):

You can play your own version of “Man vs. Food” by ordering the Kitchen Sink, which mandates its winners to take down “eight huge ice cream scoops, three sliced bananas, eight servings of toppings and mounds of whipped cream in less than the current record time,” according to Kaiser.

According to the Creamery, the record is 20 minutes and 37 seconds. If you can brave the brain freeze and tummy ache, you could win ice cream for a year.

Not that you would want any after this challenge.


Big Texan Steak Ranch (Amarillo):

Consider this the Cadillac of food challenges, and one you may have heard about. Recently, Molly Schuyler completed the task of eating a 72-ounce steak three times over.

You mere mortals only have to down one steak along with a shrimp cocktail, bread roll, potato as well as a salad. Do that in an hour and you will be, well, full.

That should keep you fat and giggly for a bit. But we do have to warn you that eating this much food is actually bad for traveling.

Sure, this might seem like a great list for road trips. But the minute you complete one challenge, you have to hibernate for a few months.

Eat accordingly.

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