November 30, 2023

Healthy Breakfast

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Here’s what happened when I tackled Grimsby’s breakfast burrito challenge

If you’re big into your food like I am then an eating challenge will always have been on your bucket list.

Whether it’s a hot wings challenge, a speed eating contest or trying to defeat a gigantic portion of food. It’s safe to say many of us have wanted to give this type of thing a go.

Having grown up watching a number of food programmes, namely Masterchef and Man Vs Food, I’ve always had a passion for food, but more importantly, for eating it.

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For some, the thought of downing a very large portion may be daunting and I can safely say the breakfast burrito challenge at Brew’s on Elsenham Road, Grimsby, is equally as daunting.

Having seen professionals take on this beast, I really wasn’t sure if I had it in me to vanquish the whole thing, but to give the population of Grimsby something to laugh at, I gave it a go.

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As Danny Brewitt, owner of the business, was preparing the challenge, I couldn’t believe the sheer size of it and the amount of ingredients that were in it.

In my path stopping me from eternal glory were 5 sausages, 5 bacon rashers, 5 hash browns, 6 eggs scrambled, beans, cheese and mushrooms. Oh and five tortilla wraps too of course!

Needless to say, I was feeling ever so nervous as the burrito was put in front of me on a platter.

Opting for brown sauce, I was hoping I’d be able to use it as a way of changing up the flavour to help me through what was about to be one of the most embarrassing experiences of my life.

Danny Brewitt with the breakfast burrito at Brew's on Elsenham Road, Grimsby
Danny Brewitt with the breakfast burrito at Brew’s on Elsenham Road, Grimsby

As it hit the table, there was an ominous thud that sent shivers to the pit of my stomach, something told me this was not going to be as pleasant as I wanted to be.

After a big breath out, I couldn’t waste anymore time and took my first bite.

The 45 minute timer had started and it was suddenly like being at the starting line at sports day for the 100m, just far less healthy.

On the first bite, I was delighted by the taste, reminding me of what is now but a memory, the McDonald’s breakfast wrap.

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I decided to take on the beast in four stages of varying sizes to help me get through the largest bits first.

The first ‘quarter’ went down quite easily and was actually very tasty, I started to think I might actually be alright at this eating malarkey, oh how naive I was.

The second portion was by far the biggest of the lot. Having got a taste for the challenge with my first section, I felt I needed to push myself on the second bit if I stood any chance of making it to the end.

Strangely, I wasn’t getting full, but my mind was starting to reject the same tastes that I was chewing over and over again.

In the wrap there was 5 sausages, 5 bacon rashers, 5 hash browns, 6 eggs scrambled, beans, cheese and mushrooms
In the wrap there was 5 sausages, 5 bacon rashers, 5 hash browns, 6 eggs scrambled, beans, cheese and mushrooms

I was starting to worry that I wouldn’t actually be able to to swallow it all, even if I still had room for more.

In an attempt to revitalise myself, I paired up the burrito with a cup of black coffee, hoping the bitterness could freshen up my palette.

To be fair, it worked a treat, I was able to munch my way through the second piece and began gearing myself up for the third.

However, this is when I hit ‘the wall’. My mind was screaming at me to stop so I had to take a short break outside to get some fresh air in my system.

Again, my random idea had paid off and I was able to, slowly, make my way through the penultimate piece.

At this stage, I was fighting back all sorts of feelings and motions that you don’t even want to know about.

However, after vanquishing the third slice, I felt I couldn’t quit now and so moved on to the final piece.

Consisting of mostly bread, it was a very chewy finale to say the least, but after having a sit down on the pavement outside, I finished it in about 40 minutes.

I have to say, I was actually quite proud of myself, as awful as that sounds.

It had always been something I wanted to complete and now I can officially say that I’ve joined an elite group of only 3 people, including myself, who have taken down Brew’s breakfast burrito.

Needless to say, I won’t be eating anything else for a good couple of days.

And if you really want to, you can watch the entire thing above.

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