A Puerto Rican won the cannoli eating contest!!!!
So, I was totally about to lie to you guys and tell you I actually attended the 13th annual Cannoli Eating Competition at the Feast of San Gennaro, but ya’ll deserve better than that! Ain’t nobody got time on a Friday at 2pm to endure those crowds.
But, I can still report some highlights for all you cannoli eating lovers. Don’t fret, this festival happens every year, thousands of natives travel from Jersey to ingest tons of pounds of pasta and watch their fav stars in a cannoli eating contest (I’m sure there’s more to the festival, but maybe not):
- Ferrara’s made the cannolis! I repeat. Ferrara’s made the cannolis. Proof again, that’ its THE BEST
- This competition isn’t for professional eaters. That’s right, babies, you too can participate next year!
- There were 300-400 spectators (wow)
- Marcos Owens of Queens ate THIRTY FOUR cannolis in SIX minutes beating Patrick Bertoletti’s previous record of 32 cannolis eaten in 2011
Let’s plan a meet-up for next year’s festival, ya??
Until then, please enjoy this news coverage footage of the main event. > CANNOLIS