10 Food Challenges That Are Still Unbeaten (Almost)

10 Food Challenges That Are Still Unbeaten (Almost)

August 31, 2019 100 By Bertrand Dibbert


Some people like a challenge. Life isn’t worth it without a challenge
to test their skills and mental toughness. But not all challenges are about using your
brain and brawn. Some are about the size of your appetite. Food challenges are spreading all over the
country and restaurants are using them as a marketing ploy. But I think we can all agree that they are
fun to take part in or even just watch. Here are 10 food challenges that are still
looking for a champion. The 8th Wonder Challenge We’ll start our journey of the 10 toughest
food challenges in New Jersey. Clinton Station Diner has been running this
challenge for years now and many have tried it. So if you have an insatiable appetite for
burgers and you feel your stomach can take it, head over to the diner in Clinton, NJ,
with 10 of your most stalwart friends to take up this challenge. Dubbed The 8th Wonder Challenge on social
media, this challenge is about eating a 105 pound burger in less than 1 hour. Now it’s important to remember that the
monstrous burger itself costs $411.25 but if you manage to beat the challenge and finish
the whole thing in under 60 minutes, you stand to win $5000. Easy, right? Not really. I mean have you looked at the bun on that
thing? The picture shows a contestant by the name
of Kay Angrum who tried to take up the challenge. She posted it on her twitter account. What she’s holding here is only one portion
of the burger which is larger than her whole head. And just to be clear, this is not the 105
pound burger either. Angrum was trying another challenge called
Mt. Olympus. This picture shows a slice of the 50 pound
burger. So double that portion and see if your belly
has enough room to take on the 8th Wonder Challenge. The Pizza Challenge For this next challenge, you need to be a
pizza lover. Which is a requirement that we likely all
proudly satisfy. But loving pizza is one thing and willing
to go to extremes for your love is a whole different ball game. Take this challenge held by J&J’s Kitchen
Sink in North Indiana. It’s a pizza but not your average pie either. You can call it the mother of all pizzas. We’re talking 16 inches of goodness in diameter
and weighs 6 pounds on a good day. Now it’s easy to imagine yourself devouring
all this on an empty stomach. And just to whet your appetite, let me tell
you what’s in it. You have sausage, Canadian bacon, black olives,
mushrooms, onions, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, green peppers, green olives, ham, and bacon
bits. And if you’re wondering why this challenge
has not been beaten yet you need to take a look at some of the rules. You can’t leave the table once you’ve
started the challenge, you can’t throw up, and you need to finish the challenge within
60 minutes. It’s no surprise that over the past 27 years
a little more than 100 people have tried and failed this challenge. With 20 slices to finish off the deep-dish
super pizza, no human stomach has been big enough to conquer this one. The Pancake Challenge Not all heroes wear capes and not all food
challenges are about meat and pizza. Even the sweet and innocent pancake can go
up to you and challenge you to a duel to the death. Just ask the folks in Seiad Valley California
where Seiad Valley Store and Cafe has been serving happy customers for years. The cafe decided to get this pancake challenge
going because every other restaurant was doing it so why not them? The challenge consists of 5 pounds of pancakes
drenched in butter and syrup and you have 2 hours to finish the whole thing. And yes the pancakes are buttery and fluffy,
but seriously you’ll have a hard time going through just one, let alone five pounds of
them. As usual, the challenge welcomed many aspiring
contestants who all came to the place with high hopes which soon dimmed once they saw
the large pancakes, weighing about one pound each. Still, if you find yourself near the cafe
go ahead and give this challenge a try. Although if you plan to give it a shot, maybe
be like Rocky and put some serious training in – you can always practice with Eggos. The Grill Challenge Stadium Grill in Columbia, Missouri, brings
us another challenge that has been daring foodies and diners from all over the country
to finish it. The restaurant offers different types of grills
so you know that when they offer a grill challenge, it’ll be worth it. They call it The Hail Mary Challenge and it’s
a fitting name as well. To claim the prize which is $50 worth of food
per month for a whole year, you’ll need to go through the “Unnecessary Roughness
Burger” and come out victorious. The burger is a huge bun stuffed with 5 pounds
of meat, bacon, and pork in the form of a burger. In between, you’ll see three types of cheese,
fried eggs, and onion rings. There’s also a side dish of fries which
weighs one pound. It costs $49.99 to enter the contest and if
you win, you won’t have to pay for the meal. And since nobody has yet to claim the honor,
the burger will be renamed after the first winner. But since you only have one hour to clean
all your plates, the dish still goes by its working title. The Spicy Challenge A dash of spice in your food makes for an
enjoyable meal. Some people prefer hot food while others can’t
have it unless copious amounts of chili have been added to their plate. And it’s for the latter group that our next
challenge has been designed. St. Petersburg, Florida, has an exotic restaurant
called Nitally’s ThaiMex Cuisine that loves to spice it up for its customers. The challenge which started back in 2009 has
been making diners tear up, not as much out of frustration as of its red-hotness. Just the name, The Inferno Bowl, is enough
to make one shudder. Unlike other challenges on this list, this
one is not about the proportion but about how many spices your mouth and stomach can
take. And also unlike many of the entries here,
this one was beaten once, in 2013. Simply put, the bowl of soup serves 48 ounces
of 12 types of peppers that come from all over the globe. Mixed together in a unique style that draws
from both Mexican and Thai traditions, the soup will make your eyes pop out and your
stomach turn into an active volcano. The time slot is also limited since you only
have 30 minutes to finish. Anyone who can hold this bowl of fiery soup
without throwing up is tough enough to handle anything life throws at them. The Pho King Challenge Most of the food challenges out there involve
giant burgers or huge sandwiches but how about downing a massive bowl of the Vietnamese soup
Pho. Well this is exactly what’s on the menu
at SoBa a Vietnamese restaurant in Atlanta. Here is what you’re in for if you decide
to accept the challenge. You will have to finish the equivalent of
three large bowls of pho containing 96 ounces of broth and 20 ounces of meat. Yes there is a time limit of one hour. While plenty have tried only one has succeeded
in claiming the prestigious title Pho King Champ and he was a professional food eating
competitor. And of course to the victor goes the spoils. This includes not having to pay for your meal,
a gift card and the prerequisite Pho King Champion t-shirt. For all those who attempt this challenge and
fail all is not lost. You will leave the restaurant wearing your
very own Pho King Failure t-shirt. Well at least you get to leave with something. The Breakfast Challenge The UK has a place on this list as well. If you’re familiar with British humor, you’ll
appreciate this challenge. It’s called the Kidz Breakfast Challenge. Not because it’s for kids but because it
weighs almost as much as a child. The 6,000-calorie breakfast is a wonder of
its own. You have 12 sausages to get you started, then
you have to rush through 12 slices of bacon, 14 eggs (some are fried and some make a huge
omelet), 4 slices of toast, 4 more slices of bread with butter, and yet 4 more slices
of fried bread. Having made it so far you’ll have to make
room for mushrooms, tomatoes, hash browns, fries, and 4 slices of black pudding. We mentioned the British sense of humor but
it’s obvious the British take their breakfast seriously. This gigantic breakfast weighs 9 pounds and
you have to finish it within one hour. Joking aside, this is one terrible way to
have a heart attack. Imagine consuming 6,000 calories in one hour? Still, the publicity and media coverage was
good for business and the restaurant owner must be proud of his idea and how it’s paid
off. The Beef Challenge Still in Britain, this one is The Breaking
Badass, a beef challenge that will take you to extremes you never thought existed. Seriously, the only way to finish this beef
fest is if you hate-eat your way through it. This challenge dishes out beef brisket and
ribs, a whole rack of pork ribs, chicken wings, smoked hog, and sausage. And that’s just the meat part. Veggies are represented by three-bean chili
and then you have the usual assortments of buns, coleslaw, and fries just to help you
down all this meat. Again you only have one hour to finish it. And while many heroic English men and women
have given it their very best, none have managed to finish the task on time. We’re talking about UK foodies who make
it a mission in life to take up any food challenge and beat it into submission. None have managed it. It’s just there’s too much red meat in
there to stomach all at once. The Longhorns Barbeque Smokehouse in Newcastle,
UK, must be really satisfied with their culinary challenge. The Bomb Challenge There’s a reason they call it the Bomb. Not just because it eerily looks like one,
but because its contents are nothing but a mesh of explosive meat that will take you
down even as you fiddle with it. This challenge comes from Paddy Long’s in
Chicago, IL. The Bomb looks very much like a gigantic meatloaf
which weighs 5 pounds and contains ground sausage, bacon, and beef all nicely mixed
and wrapped in bacon smothered in brown sugar. And did we mention that the core of the bomb
contains cracked pepper bacon? You also need to finish all the fries which
are usually served to 8 people on a good day. And the time limit? Just 45 minutes. But if you win you get the meal for free,
your name appears on the wall of the restaurant and you also get a T-shirt that says you have
a stomach of steel. Needless to say many have tried in vain. In the end, they all had to pay for their
meal and concede defeat. But hey, eating a football sized meatloaf
is not for everyone. Actually it’s probably not very good for
anyone, but come on – there’s a free t-shirt involved so that’s gotta make it worth the
risk. The Chicken Fried Steak Challenge By now and judging by the challenges on this
list, we are slowly coming to the realization that both the constraints of time and proportions
can turn any dish into an ordeal. As the minutes tick away, each bite becomes
harder and harder to swallow. And no matter how much you love what’s in
front of you, in the middle of the challenge you’d rather be doing anything but shoving
the next morsel into your mouth. But you feel the end is within reach and you’re
all fired up to get there and win, even as that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach
is getting heavier and heavier. And this is why this challenge at Cowtown
Diner in Fort Worth, Texas has yet to claim a winner. It’s called the Full-o-Bull Challenge, and
this being Texas, you know that this will be a big challenge. But the word big doesn’t even begin to describe
it. This challenge has three components. First, you need to finish a chicken fried
steak that weighs a whopping 64 ounces. Then you turn to the pizza served under the
chicken. It’s a 10-pound pizza that measures 14 inches
and contains all the toppings you crave on a normal day. Having successfully finished both the chicken
steak and pizza, it’s time to turn your attention to the side dishes. Four pounds of mashed potatoes and 10 pieces
of Texas toast need to be finished on time. And by on time, we mean around the time the
restaurant closes. That’s right. This challenge is so mind-boggling, the restaurant
gives you from 7 AM when it opens its doors until 1 AM to finish it. And for the past couple of years, not a single
one of the 175 people who tried this challenge have managed to claim the winning shirt. Hungry for more? Just tap on that screen for more great videos. And if it’s your first time here, show us
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