Thats because the International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE) is holding its first ever Date Nut Bread-Eating Championship and one competitive eater hopes his skills and last name will pay off during the contest.
Joey Chestnut who is currently the Sausage-Eating Champion says hes been practicing for the nut bread event by baking and eating his own bread at home in hopes of expanding his stomach.
Despite eating it day in, day out, Chestnut insists that he enjoys the taste of the nutty bread.
He adds, I havent gotten sick of it yet. Its really good, especially with coffee to dip it in.
Aside from his rigorous practicing, Chestnut hopes his surname will also help intimidate other competitive eaters.
Says Chestnut: Hopefully theyll be scared because my name is Chestnut and we are eating nut bread.
He jokes, I need some Team Chestnut shirts to psyche them out.
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