The £10 Heart Attack


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Mario’s Cafe in Westhoughton, a parish of the Borough of Bolton in Greater Manchester, do a big breakfast for £10 (about $18.75 CDN). Eat it all in 20 mins. without a drink to wash it down and you get it free! 

The feast consists of 10 eggs, 10 rashers of bacon, 10 sausages, 10 slices of toast, 5 servings of black pudding, tomatoes, a serving of beans, and mushrooms. Black pudding, as made in the UK, is a blend of onions, pork fat, oatmeal, flavourings, and blood (usually from a pig). The ingredients are blended until everything congeals, stuffed into sausage casings, baked, then sliced into patties and fried – it’s an acquired taste.

I live in a lose-weight/eat-healthy society so I had to crunch the numbers.


beans (one serving) – 150 cal.

black puddings (5) – 500 cal.

eggs (10) – 900 cal

rashers of bacon (10) – 500 cal.

sausages (10) – 1500 cal.

toast (10 slices) – 1200 cal.

mushrooms – negligible

tomatoes – negligible

TOTAL: 4750 mouth-watering, lip-smackin’ calories. 

The basic daily energy requirement for an adult woman is about 2000 calories, guys can gobble down 2500.

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For anyone fancying the challenge, Mario’s address is:

67 Market St

Westhoughton, Bolton,

Lancashire, BL5 3AG


Research: Angelina Pieros

Sources: BBC, Canada Food Guide,