This is a throwback my second challenge,
I had searched for a challenge near me and found the infamous Juggernaut. Rumour had it this was an undefeated breakfast monstrosity. Consisting of:
- 6 rashers of bacon
- 2 footlong sausages
- 4 eggs
- 4 egg and cheese omelettes
- Black pudding
All the ingredients of a great fry up. Realising it was over a year since my last fry up, this challenge would make up for all those missed.
This was the real test for me.
Arriving at the venue, slightly nervous, I was disappointed to hear that someone had in fact beaten this. However, I was determined, it did not matter, I was here and I was ready to go:
The picture may not seem much, but the tray was the size of my torso, and hidden beneath those tasty topping was a pile of my carby nemesis.
I had a plan, having read Randy Santel’s tips for tackling challenges. Tackle the proteins first. First bite, here we go…man, this is…really good. The sausages were great. I thought it was just going to be a massive fry up, something reminiscent of a school breakfast just at a much larger quantity, but I was enjoying this. As time went on though my optimism started to decline. There were so many chips.
By the end the flavour fatigue was setting it. I had never been much of a fan of chips. Doing my best to get through them, making sandwiches with the bread and chips, I pushed on. I came prepared, having read the blogs of choice I knew to tackle carbs at the end. It was time for my secret weapon. I got my carbonated drink ready. A few sips in I doubted my choice of beverage. The malt drink was the equivalent of liquid bread and was thicker than I expected. It just seemed to fill me up more…alas. Lesson learnt. Still, I managed to clear the plate. I think the people around were as surprised as I was relieved that I would not have to eat any more chips any time soon. 41 minutes, not a bad result, less than half the time of the previous winner and under that magic 45-minute mark many challenges set.
At £15 this is a bargain of a breakfast fry up that will fill you up. Plus, it is genuinely tasty. Come hungry, or just come with a group of friends. I haven’t had a fry up since… But if you fancy a go:
2 High St,
Royal Leamington Spa,
*Since my last visit it seems the legendary Undergraduate Pub is no more. The venue is under new administration. Whether the new owners have continued this beast is a mystery to me.