Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Haggis World Record 3lbs in 8 minutes - Steakbellie

Wikipedia's Entry for Haggis

Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish.

There are many recipes, most of which have in common the following ingredients: sheep's 'pluck' (heart, liver and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally boiled in the animal's stomach for approximately three hours.


If you look further down in the wiki, you'll see that I own the record for eating the stuff. (thanks Mathis!!)

Doesnt sound all that appetizing though when you put it like that. If you think about it, it isnt that much different than Hot Dogs, Sausage or Scrapple, except it is Sheep based and not Pig based, and despite tasting ok it smells god-aweful.

Haggis is often contested accross the globe at Fairs and Festivals but because of how difficult the food is to eat, it is never more than a pound. My goal was to triple the most Haggis ever eaten and to do it in a conventional 8 minute format.

Coordinating approval from the International Federation of Competitive Eaters and the Preston and Steve Show at WMMR took over a month. The IFOCE requires an EMT be present at all contests, and the legal team at WMMR was relieved to hear it.

Finding Haggis in Pennsylvania was extremely hard and I scoured the internet and specialty meat markets in Philadelphia. Eventually my brother was able to provide a source in New Jersey.(thanks Joe!) I bought 6lbs of frozen Haggis over the phone that my Dad Fed-Ex'd to me still frozen. (thanks Dad!)

My stomach capicity is over 6lbs of food, but I knew that the high fat content (like eating cold sticks of butter)would make this food very difficult to get and keep down. Because the actual Haggis was so expensive to buy and ship, I used Scrapple to test my capacity. 3lbs would be very hard to hit.

Wow!
A very tough morning for me but I pulled it off! There is a ton of video and pictures and I will add all of that to this post as it comes in. It was the first time I ever got nauseous in an eating contest, but I powered through it and feel great now.

Funny: My pee is bright yellow like I took vitamins!!!!

19 comments:

Jake from SF said...

Dude... is Haggis the worst thing you have ever eating. I can't imagine eating a normal serving let alone 3 lbs. I give you major props for the feat. Was at least good quality? I know in a lot of eating comp's the food quality diminishes because of the massive amout of food being eaten. This is definitely worse than even the pigs feat comp the ifoce had.

katrocket said...

yay!!! Congrats.

You crazy, man.

CoffeeDog said...

Haggis - even the name sounds disgusting. Congrats on your victory.

Scott said...

You guys rock. Gotta be the best thing I've heard on my commute through the city. Way to go!

INVADER said...

How could I not give props to you after eating something like this?!? The non-common (strange) foods are ALWAYS the best titles and can be the most fun/challenging! At least in my book. Great job, champ.

Smelmooo said...

So I listened to this on my ride down to AC yesterday.

What impressed me most was the way that you two presented the tasks in an incredibly professional matter.

They had little to make fun of and added the credibility that I think you want!

Congrats!

Melissa said...

HUGE congratualtions to you! The two of you picked two foods that I wouldn't touch even if they were the last foods on earth. Many kudos to you for getting past the smell...which is what kills me when it comes to haggis. OH - and the consistency. Ick.

Winter said...

I blogged about pee too today! We're twins!

Mega Munch said...

Great job man. At least your pee wasn't green or blue or black. Then you'd have real cause for concern.

Leonesse said...

WTG Steakbellie!!! The boys must be so proud. Now you can threaten them with haggis for dinner.

Matthes said...

WORLD FUCKING RECORD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Way to go, man. Orlando loves Steakbellie.

Anonymous said...

makin the neighborhood proud....you guys rock. nice seein ya this week...JG

deanamo said...

Congrats Steakbellie! That's one helluva accomplishment! We're proud!

Steve Caratzas said...

Congrats!

MsAPhillips said...

Pack the kilt --
Scotland will challenge!
USA! USA!



Haggis, the Scottish chitlins!
Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish.
There are many recipes, most of which have in common the following ingredients: sheep's 'pluck' (heart, liver and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally boiled in the animal's stomach for approximately three hours.

Chris said...

Dude!

Matthes said...

I edited the haggis page on wiki to include your feat, but they edited out the quote from you I put in there about your bright yellow vitamin piss.

The Texans said...

Congratulations Blub!! Hurray! World Champion. We enjoyed listening 2 the BBC bit. You came off sounding terrific N fantastic. Simply Amazing.

Cheryl said...

Great job, Steakbellie! Would you be willing to share that New Jersey source? I've been searching for nearly three hours for somewhere to buy the frozen, rather than canned stuff! Thanks!