Food challenges are not for the faint at heart. For years, ma and pop restaurants have been pulling together extreme and sometimes grotesque concoctions that brave souls willingly force themselves to eat. What do they get for completing these fun food challenges? Usually a dumb t-shirt or maybe their name on the wall in exchange for an awful tummy ache. We've found the most extreme food challenges from around the world and gathered them here for your enjoyment. Only those with strong stomachs should proceed.In this list of the craziest food challenges you will see everything from sweets to meats and every type of food known to man. Some are covered in cheese and some weigh more than your arm. Take a peak and see if you can muster up the courage to try one out. If you are a true champion you might be able to win a free T-shirt or even cold hard cash.
Longhorns’ Breaking Badass BBQ Challenge
Just look at all of that food. That's for one person! The best part about this challenge is an American didn't even create it. Longhorns BBQ in England have outdone themselves. They challenge guests to eat seven lbs of smokehouse BBQ made up of Texas brisket, "badass" beef ribs, Memphis pulled pork, a full rack of ribs, smoked sausage, wings, pit beans, red pickle slaw, brioche and fries in one hour to get the coveted t-shirt and picture on the wall of fame!
Source: Longhorn BBQ Menu Photo: Longhorn BBQ Twitter
Real Sports 67oz Hail Mary Steak Challenge
Real Sports has made competitive eating an actual sport with this one. For the chance at a cheesy wall of fame photo, sink your teeth into 67 oz. of steak along with a pound of fries, a pound of coleslaw all within one hour.Source: Real Sports Photos: Toro Magazine
Joe Taco’s Chupacabra Burrito Challenge
Keep in mind the Chupacabra is a mythical wild beast that is rumored to be a wild killer. This beast's burrito-cousin consists of a killer two foot long, eight pound burrito filled with beef, chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, rice, beans and hot sauce and finished off with sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo. There's no time limit to finish but once you start you aren't allowed to stop.The prize is actually amazing: a free meal every week for the rest of your life.
Source: Joe Taco's Photo: Joe Taco's Facebook
Fred’s Liberty Bell Cheesesteak Challenge
In order to get a free meal and picture in the Wall of Fame at Fred's Downtown Philly in Texas you must eat 60 oz. of meat on a two foot hoagie bun. Also known as 7.5 cups of meat in 30 minutes. Almost forgot, it is also topped with a pound of cheese. Good luck! You're going to need it.Source: Food Challenges Photo: Fred's Downtown Philly Facebook