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.
Photo Courtesy Sharenator.org
For anyone fancying the challenge, Mario’s address is:
67 Market St
Lancashire, BL5 3AG
Research: Angelina Pieros
Sources: BBC, Canada Food Guide, Sharenator.org