POPSUGAR Celebrity

Fruitcake Beats Kobayashi in Charity Eating Competition

Dec 29 2008 - 3:00am

Takeru Kobayashi [1], once the unbeatable star of the competitive eating [2] world, failed to break the fruitcake eating record [3] last Friday. This isn't Kobayashi's first fall from grace: He was beat by Joey Chestnut [4] in Nathan's Famous hot dog eating competition [5] and the Krystal Square Off World hamburger eating championship [6].

To break the record, Koby had to eat more than 4 pounds and 14 ounces of fruitcake in ten minutes. He had never tasted fruitcake before and came just 6 ounces short, consuming 4 pounds and 8 ounces of the dense cake. While competitive eating may seem like an excessive, useless sport, this competition, held in Queens, was a charity event that raised money for the Food Bank [7] of New York City.

Although the majority of you are done with competitive eating [8], would you think differently of the sport if every competition supported a charity?

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