View Mobile Site

Tunica hosts Twinkie eating contest

Text Size: Small Large Medium
POSTED November 8, 2014 12:30 a.m.

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) — Joey Chestnut will seek to defend his title today at the 2014 World Twinkie-Eating Championship at the Bally’s Casino in Tunica, Mississippi.

Last year, the 30-year-old Chestnut set a Twinkie-eating world record by consuming 121 Twinkies in six minutes — about one every three seconds.

The winner will get $2,500.  

Matt Stonie of San Jose, California, who finished second in 2013, returns for this year’s event.

Chestnut, from Vallejo, California, bested the 22-year-old Stonie in August at Nevada’s Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off in Sparks, Nevada.

In July, Stonie gulped down a record 43 slugburgers — one better than Chestnut — to keep win his third Slugburger Festival title in Corinth, Mississippi.

Commenting is not available.

Commenting not available.

Please wait ...