A couple of food challenges in Fulham South West London 4

Its been a while since I attempted any serious food challenges. There aren’t many left that are in Sheffield. I am having to go further afield now. Last weekend I was down in London.

I decided I’d have a pop at the pork knuckle challenge. That didn’t go down well. The amount of chips is a lot more than it looks on the picture. That in itself isn’t a problem, the main problem was, sauerkraut is nasty and pork knuckles are definitely an acquired taste. There’s too much fat on them and the rules state you have to eat the skin. No chance for me. I gave up shortly after starting it.

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The beer was very nice though and I managed to drink all that easily 🙂 More information about the knuckle challenge here.

As I gave up without eating very much, I decided to have another go at another challenge. As it happens, there was another challenge just down the road.

Beat the Meat Challenge
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This consists of

  • 5 beef burgers
  • 5 bacon rashes
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 4 hash browns
  • 5 cheese slices
  • salad
  • onion rings
  • chips
  • jalapenos
  • hot sauce

Eat the lot in an hour and its free. At the time of writing, no one has completed the challenge.

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I was actually pretty confident about this one. The amount of chips wasn’t ridiculous.

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Unfortunately, I wasn’t on top form and the burger defeated me. The jalapenos and hot sauce weren’t nice. I could have possibly continued on and completed it, after all 1 hour is a long time, but it’d have been a Pyrrhic victory. That’s the problem with eating challenges – they ruin your night. Drinking the stein of beer at the Octoberfest bar didn’t help either.

No doubt someone will beat that challenge sooner or later. Quite a few failures on their facebook page. If you fancy it, here are the details.

The Slug at Fulham
490 Fulham Road,

Its in zone 2 and about half an hour from Kings Cross. Nearest tube is Fulham Broadway.

4 thoughts on “A couple of food challenges in Fulham South West London

  1. Reply Issac Jul 14,2013 6:59 am


    Just wanted to let you know that I completed the ‘Beat the Meat’ challenge in Fulham the other day. Completely shocked all the staff but I smashed it over in 35mins. They were gobsmacked!

    Totally agree with you though about the Jalapenos….not a fun night lol.


  2. Reply kc Mar 31,2014 2:53 pm

    Is there an age limit to participate in this challenge

  3. Reply Adam Apr 10,2014 3:47 pm

    Bull. I used to work there until last summer. Noone “killed it”. There was only one guy who barely managed just under time limit and if I remember correctly he puked short after. Let lone ha was the size of four average men. Challenge has been taken down.

    • Reply Issac Apr 12,2014 7:20 am

      Adam, you must have left just before I arrived then. It was last summer I completed it. I completely shocked the manager and a young European girl working the bar. They did talk of the only guy to ever previously do it though and how big he was. Check my instagram and FB feeds if you don’t trust my word.

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