Offbeat

By Lucy Notarantonio

 

A restaurant is challenging diners to wolf down the world’s biggest plate of nachos – served in a super-sized bowl and weighing more than a STONE.

The enormous dish contains more than a week’s worth of calories – but so far, no-one’s been able to finish off the Mexican feast.

It is made up of 1kg of tortilla crisps, 3kg of brisket beef, 1kg of cheddar cheese, 500g of sour cream, salsa and guacamole – racking up a whopping 15,434 calories.

Anyone who clears their plate in 60 minutes or under will save themselves £40 and also get a free dessert.

But one contestant, Lily Cuthberton, 22, from Northampton, failed to get through even a quarter of the meal.

She said: “I knew it was big but I didn’t think it would be that big – I instantly knew it was going to be mission impossible, but I love nachos so gave it a go.

“After 35 minutes I had to stop because I was stuffed, my stomach couldn’t handle anymore, and the dish of nachos were never-ending.

“I didn’t even want to look at the dish after I had finished and the thought of eating again knocked me sick.

“The night before the challenge I tried to prepare myself by stuffing my face with about ten crackers with cheese in a bid to stretch my stomach.

“It clearly didn’t work as I barely made a dent in the nachos.

“I love nachos, but I don’t think I will be able to eat them for a while now.

“I was shocked when I found out how many calories it is, that is enough to put me off trying it again.

“I would advise for anyone who is thinking about taking on the challenge to avoid eating for three weeks prior, so you are hungry enough to clean the plate!”

You can tackle the mega nachos at The Smoke Pitt in Northampton.

6400 CALS BEEF BRISKET 3KG

1039 CALS NACHOS 1KG

6030 CALS 1.5KG OF CHEDDAR CHEESE

800 CALS 500G GUACHAMOLE

985 CALS  500G SOUR CREAM

180 CALS 500G SALSA

15,434 CALORIES