Competitive eating icon Matt Stonie has a knack for astounding the crowds every time he undertakes a food challenge. His latest speed-eating feat was mind-boggling not just because of its difficulty, but also for his lightning pace.
Stonie’s new challenge involved consuming 125 cupcakes in as little time as possible. This was no easy task, considering the heavy starchiness of the cakes and the cloying sweetness of each mound of icing. Stonie cruised through the beginning, however, averaging a rate of just over 1 cupcake per second at one point.
By the time the six-minute-mark was reached, 101 cupcakes had already been devoured. For reference, the current Major League Eating record for cupcakes eaten in that time span stands at 72. If Stonie had been in a contest and not his kitchen, that mark would officially be shattered.
Afterward, Stonie slowed down considerably as the cupcakes fought back. He did everything in his power to eat more while preventing himself from regurgitating the rest. About 3 minutes later, he managed to swallow the last cupcake, clocking in with a final time of 8 minutes, 55 seconds.
Strangely, having watched Stonie’s prowess with consuming cupcakes, I now want some for myself. Although I’d only get through a miniscule fraction of what he just devoured.