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Sonya “The Black Widow” Eats Most Fruitcake in Crazed Contest

December 26, 2008

Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas won the fruitcake eating contest today, beating world renoun eating contest participant Takeru “The Tsunami” Kobayashi.

Thomas ate almost 5 pounds of fruitcake in ten minues to vanquisher her rival.

The event, held today at Gabriella’s Restaurant on the upper West Side, New York, was designed to raise awareness of the current crisis facing food banks nationwide.

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A former hotdog-eating champion fell further from glutinous grace Friday when he failed to break the speed record for eating fruitcake.

Takeru Kobayashi, who lost the last two Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating contests on Coney Island, blamed the density of the dessert and cherries that stuck to his molars.

Takeru Kobayashi tried to break world fruitcake eating championship Friday but bit off more than he could chew. 

Takeru Kobayashi tried to break world fruitcake eating championship Friday but bit off more than he could chew. Photo: Handschuh/News

By Tina Moorse
New York Daily News

“Come on Koby!” a fan in the Manhattan crowd of about two dozen yelled at the 6-minute mark, as the speed eater bit into another brick of the chewy cake. “You can do it!”

He would have needed to eat more than 4 pounds and 14 ounces in 10 minutes to beat the record.

Within 7 minutes and 38 seconds, the six-time winner of the hotdog contest was only midway
through his fourth pound and seemed headed for defeat.


Sonya Thomas

“He needs to pick up the pace!” shouted Richard Shea, president of Major League Eating.

In the end, Kobayashi fell 6 ounces short of Thomas, downing only 4 pounds and 8 ounces in 10 minutes.

“It was very difficult to eat because it was so dense,” Kobayashi said through a translator, admitting that he had never eaten the much-maligned dessert before.

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December 25, 2008

His reign as hot dog king over, Takeru Kobayashi is eyeing a new, and just as nausea-inducing, conquest: fruitcakes.

Kobayashi, runnerup in the last two Nathan’s hot dog-eating championships at Coney Island, will test his iron stomach tomorrow when he attempts to break the world record for, yes, fruitcake eating.

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Sonya “The Black Widow” Eats Most Fruitcake in Crazed Contest

Takeru Kobayashi

AP

“The Tsunami” Kobayashi won the Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating contest for the fourth year in a row.

The six-time frankfurter-eating champion will face an especially stiff and gooey challenge as he tries to best current record-holder Sonya Thomas, who devoured 4 pounds and 14.25 ounces of fruitcake in 10 minutes.

By Rich Shapiro
New York Daily News


Sonya in 2005.  Hasn’t gained a pound since….

It will be the first time eating fruitcakes for Kobayashi, who gulped down 63 hot dogs in 12 minutes in 2007.

“I’ve seen the fruitcakes, and they’re extraordinarily dense and chewy,” said George Shea, spokesman for Major League Eating, the organization sponsoring the event. “It would be the equivalent of biting into a moist piece of modeling clay.”

The event, held at Gabriella’s Restaurant on the upper West Side, is designed to raise awareness of the current crisis facing food banks nationwide.

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