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16 June 2014

Has a Penryn bar found the fastest pasty eaters in the world?

It’s an unwritten rule that you have to get your hands on a traditional Cornish pasty when you visit Cornwall luxury cottages , they’re just too good to miss out on! But do you think you could enjoy a pasty as much as this Penryn man after he devoured half a kilo of pastry, meat and vegetables to successfully become crowned as the world’s fastest Cornish pasty eating champion – unofficially.

The man in question is Chris Da Rocha, winner of the contest which was held at the Number 20 bar in Penryn to celebrate the first Penryn Beer, Cider and Pasty Festival. Chris ate the pasty in an astonishing record time of two minutes and 32 seconds.

Number 20’s bar owner Ed presented Chris and silver medallist Rich Kimberley with T-shirts in recognition of their culinary achievements.

He said: “It’s the first world pasty eating championship in Penryn, arranged with the Thirsty Scholar as part of the first cider, ale and pasty festival which we hope to be holding every year.

“These two will be wearing their T-shirts with pride as the fastest pasty eaters in Penryn, if not the world.”

Ed added that there were competitions during the festival for the highest number of pasties eaten but the event organisers are currently unaware of any other contests based on the speed of consumption. Number 20 also took the time to thank Proper Cornish who were the company that provided the 510g pasties for the gastro-comp.

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