AFTER starving myself all morning in preparation to face my breakfast burrito challenge I felt quietly confident that I could eat anything put in front of me, writes reporter Adam Howlett.
But on seeing the pair of monster burritos, my confidence began to fade.
The Angel Cafe, in Mildenhall, had dared its patrons to try to eat two of their breakfast burritos in 30 minutes – and on Tuesday I took on the challenge myself.
Café owner David Hines said each burrito weighed a whopping 2lbs and contained five eggs, sausage, bacon, peppers, onions, sauté potatoes, jalepenos and cheese.
He started the stop watch and I set off. My plan was to eat quickly before my stomach knew what had hit it.
Scoffing the first in around 13 minutes, I began the second already thinking about my triumphant return to the newsroom as a champion. But as the 30 minute mark came I was out of breath, sweating and was bulging at the waist.
I had managed one and a half and was impressed I had even managed that.
David said: “Only 10 people have ever completed the challenge.”
Nutritionalist Helena Gibson-Moore had a word of warning for others following in my footsteps.
“Eating this amount of food in one episode is not advisable as it probably contains over the recommended daily amounts of calories, fat, saturated fat and salt,” she said.
See a video of Adam’s attempt at www.buryfreepress.co.uk