[Wo]man vs Burger Challenge at the White Rose 1

This is a challenge that was sent to me by a friend. Thanks John.

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20 minutes to eat

  • 14 Oz beef burger.
  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • Coleslaw
  • Salad
  • Pulled Pork
  • Bacon
  • Cheese
  • Hot Sauce
  • Onion Rings
  • Fried Onions
  • Chips
  • Curly Fries
  • Japepenos

If you win, you get

  • You’re place on the wall of fame.
  • Exclusive White Rose Burger Challenge T-shirt
  • Gift Voucher for you to come back and try again

All this for £13.50. Thats not a bad price at all, considering you effectively get it free if you complete it. Its hard to tell from the picture how much chips and curly fries there are. At £13.50 though, I wasn’t expecting much.

So I decide to go just one afternoon for a late lunch. I was a bit hung over and had breakfast but was feeling hungry. Well, at least I thought I was.

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The Burger

It does look perfectly doable. There are a fair few chips there but not a ridiculous amount. The hot sauce on the chips and onion rings was OK. It wasn’t too hot. The pulled pork was hidden in between the onion rings.

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The Burger and me

So I start the challenge as I always do. I tackle the burger in stages. I take off the onion rings where the pulled pork is hidden. I get through them fine but leave the pulled pork for later. I tackle the chicken breasts next which attacking a few of the chips. This is when disaster struck. I started to feel full and not even touched any of the burger patties. I power on and manage a patty and start eating the burger in the bread cake. Thats when I throw in the towel. I’d still have loads of chips and curly fries to eat and the burger was tough going.

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Failing miserably

I am not best pleased when I give up but didn’t see any point in eating for another 10 minutes just to fail. The best comment I got was “the only thing you nearly finished was the coke!” And yes, I was really that upset. I think its time to dig out the Rocky 4 soundtrack and get training. I think this challenge is perfectly doable. I’ve failed some before and thought, ‘never’ but this one is within my limits.

Looking on their Facebook page page I am the 4th failure out of 4 attempts.

If you want to have a try, here are the details.

White Rose Handsworth
17 Handsworth Road
S9 4AA

One comment on “[Wo]man vs Burger Challenge at the White Rose

  1. Reply Ashley Feb 23,2014 8:01 pm

    Hi Ben,

    This is Ashley Chan, a student journalist from Sheffield. I am currently doing a project on food challenges. I have seen you posting blog posts on how you tackle a lot of challenges in different restaurents. Would you mind if we arrange an interview to talk about this?


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