With National Shrimp Day coming on May 10th, top-ranked female competitive eater Molly Schuyler is raising the stakes high on her latest challenge.
Fresh off of a 360-nugget eating feat on the Foodbeast Challenger League, Schuyler is going to attempt to eat at least 500 shrimp from San Pedro Fish Market. The viral seafood emporium regularly hosts a similar eating challenge, and the current world record there stands at 7 pounds, which Joey Chestnut downed in 2018.
If Schuyler makes it to 500 shrimp, she’ll easily blow by that record. Schuyler will be eating large shrimp, which total somewhere between 31-37 total per pound. At most, she’ll need to eat 260 shrimp to beat Chestnut’s record. Though it should be mentioned that Chestnut set his record in about 7 minutes and Schuyler won’t really be timed for hers. Perhaps she’ll attempt to surpass him in those first few minutes and take her time afterwards.
San Pedro’s isn’t the only shrimp challenge out there with a world record, as Chestnut has also eaten 18 pounds of shrimp cocktail in an astonishing 8 minutes. Although there’s no cocktail sauce here, if Schuyler takes out an astounding 667 shrimp, she can blow by that mark too.
Considering that those 350 nuggets were light work, seeing Schuyler go for either of these records should be a spectacle to be behold.
You can tune in to Foodbeast’s Twitch channel on May 10th at 3:00 PM PST to witness Schuyler’s record-breaking attempt. San Pedro will also be giving away a few of their world famous shrimp trays to Foodbeast Twitch followers. To win, all you have to do is enter in the embed above by following Foodbeast on Twitch.