This giant hotdog needed two people just to bring it to the table, but food blogger Kate Ovens managed to polish it off in just 25 minutes.
The 25-year-old is famed for conquering even seemingly-insurmountable eating challenges, and didn’t let this get the better of her.
At Fourpure Brewing Co in Bermondsey, she defeated what’s thought to be Britain’s longest hotdog, which measures up at three feet long, and weighs 5.5lbs.
The specially-made bockwurst sausage was made with pork and beef, and was topped with cheese and four types of bacon; bacon jam, bacon mayonnaise, smoked pancetta lardons, and crushed Frazzle bacon-flavoured crisps sprinkled on top.
The so-called BFD costs £45, and has 5,000 calories, which is double the recommended amount for a fully grown man.
It’s enough for groups of around four to share, but Kate managed to take it on solo.
She said: ‘This was certainly one of my longest challenges.
‘Last year I ate a three-feet-long sausage roll, but the BFD was far thicker.
‘Normally when I get half way though, I get nervous about whether or not I’ll finish. But the BFD was so delicious, I knew I could keep on going.’
Although it’s not actually on the menu, Fourpure bosses are planning to add it in the next few months.
They’ll have to update their machinery in the meantime, as they had some troubles finding a way to cook the giant banger.
Joel Bowen, who’s the founder and head chef said: ‘It was pretty fun, even though we had a few hurdles along the way.
‘We had to custom make a basting lid by welding together some baking trays – but they were so thin they kept catching fire when we were welding them.’
It was no match for Kate’s appetite, though. The foodie has170,000 subscribers on her ‘Kate Ovens’ Facebook page and view counts for her eating challenges videos regularly get into the millions.
Thankfully, hotdogs are one of her favourite foods, so she had no qualms about eating the full BFD.
She added; ‘I had never seen one so big, and afterwards I was completely stuffed. It was pretty messy too – I ended up with sauce all over myself.’
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