Sprout of this world! Tiny size 8 woman devours monster pile of sprouts
A tiny size 8 woman scoffed the world’s biggest helping of SPROUTS – wolfing down half a STONE of the festive veg in just over half an hour.
Professional competitive eater Emma Dalton, from Bromsgrove, Worcs, put sprout-standing effort into the challenge which saw her polish off more than 3kg of the flatulance-inducing veg in just 36 minutes.
The 27-year-old gobbled down a gut-busting 325 sprouts – with room to spare.
Emma – who’s been known to eat a 5,000 calorie burger in under 10 minutes – coated the veg in mint sauce, gravy and even ketchup to help wash it down.
She said: “Sprouts aren’t my favourite part of a Christmas dinner, but they are very edible.
“If they’re cooked right I’m happy – it’s all about putting a skewer through the middle to see if they’re done.
“I don’t like them soggy and falling apart.
“My granddad used to just boil them for a random length of time and hope for the best.
“They’d be like bullets and I’d just be crunching my way through them.
“This was a lot of fun though.”
The monster pile of sprouts was the equivalent of 1,530 calories – just 500 short of a woman’s recommended daily allowance.
Emma – who does casual work while building up her professional eating network – flavoured the vegetable with mint sauce, saying she has it with ‘absolutely everything’.
She said: “I have mint sauce on absolutely everything, not just lamb. I love it.
“For me, Christmas dinner is all about the mint sauce.
“It’s also good to wash the sprouts down with gravy, ketchup or mayonnaise.
“I mixed up the sauce a little bit to keep it interesting!”
And now petite 5″6′ Emma has gotten into the festive spirit with her helping of sprouts, she can’t wait for Christmas dinner.
She said: “Turkey is my favourite part of Christmas dinner, every year I go mad for it.
“I was vegetarian for over 20 years, and I remember the first Christmas dinner I had after deciding to eat meat again was just heaven.
“My family always buy a stupidly big turkey and joke they’ll be eating it for years, then I come round and it doesn’t last long!”
The current world record for the most sprouts eaten is 31 in one minute, which was set by Linus Urbanec from Sweden in November 2008.
Guinness World Records confirmed that they have no record of anyone eating a bigger plate of sprouts.