Banana pudding eating competition coming to Madison

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Banana pudding anyone? Some of the nation’s best competitive eaters will be in Madison for the first MLE banana pudding eating competition. (National Banana Pudding Festival via Facebook)

The “sport” of competitive eating has grown in popularity exponentially over the years — especially with ESPN covering Major League Eating events nationwide — and Madison is about to be the site of the next big MLE event: The 2022 Major League Eating World Banana Pudding Championship.

The event is set for Aug. 5 at CrossPointe Church. Read more for details!

A world record will be set Friday in Madison

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CrossPointe Church in Madison will host the MLE banana pudding eating competition Friday. (CrossPointe Church)

Regardless of who wins the contest Friday in Madison, a world record will be set, as this is the very first MLE-sanctioned banana pudding eating contest. Here are a few details about the competition:

  • The contest will take place at 6PM. 
  • Registration is closed for competitors, but spectators are welcome.
  • Apple Lane Farms in Madison is providing the pudding.
  • A world record will be set at this event unless all contestants are disqualified for conduct unbecoming or other infractions.
  • The total prize purse is $3,000, with $1,500 going to the winner, $750 to 2nd place, $350 to 3rd, $200 to 4th, $150 to 5th and $50 for 6th place.

About Major League Eating

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Major League Eating hosts roughly 70 eating competitions per year. (MLE via Facebook)

Major League Eating is the world body that oversees all professional eating contests. The organization, which developed competitive eating and includes the sport’s governing body, the International Federation of Competitive Eating, helps sponsors to develop, publicize and execute world-class eating events in all varieties of food disciplines.

Major League Eating holds approximately 70 events annually, some of which are televised live on national tv. These include the already famous Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, a pork roll eating contest, Buffalo wings, strawberries and more — including (now) banana pudding.

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Michael Seale
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