Could YOU take on the ultimate breakfast challenge in Weston-super-Mare?

PUBLISHED: 13:42 02 February 2017 | UPDATED: 13:42 02 February 2017

The Mercury's content editor Briana Millett at Treats Cafe.

The Mercury's content editor Briana Millett at Treats Cafe.


A mind-boggling 4,000 calories – with six sausages, six eggs, six rashers of bacon and eight slices of bread just some of the ingredients – make up Treats Café’s ultimate breakfast challenge – but could you manage it?

The Mercury’s content editor Briana Millett took on the ultimate food challenge at Treats Café in Meadow Street, Weston-super-Mare, this morning (Thursday) and three hours later is still feeling full…

I was given 60 minutes to complete Treats’ breakfast challenge – which is made up of six sausages, six eggs, six bacon rashers, six hash browns, four slices of fried bread, four slices of toast, four bits of black pudding, two pieces of bubble and squeak, two scoops of beans, tinned tomatoes, fresh tomatoes and mushrooms. Sixty people have tried it so far, but only one has left victorious (hint: it was not me).

The breakfast includes an artery-clogging 4,000 calories of food, totalling an estimated 185g of fat, 260g of carbohydrates and 150g of protein. At my best guess it would feed six people comfortably, but I decided to give it my best shot and channel my inner Man Vs Food.

The Treats Café breakfast feast.The Treats Café breakfast feast.

I started the challenge feeling good; I was peckish at best but the smell of bacon soon lured me in. But, just 10 minutes in (after demolishing a normal-sized breakfast portion) I was already struggling. I changed tactics a few times – moving the bread to one side and focusing on the sausages, bacon and bubble and squeak which lay before me – but after 44 minutes and 38 seconds I admitted defeat. I could not swallow a single baked bean more.

The challenge costs £13.95 – but it is free for anyone who successfully completes it. So far only one man has succeeded, and he finished the tray of food in an impressive 34 minutes.

But, it is not for the faint-hearted – to burn off this 4,000-calorie monstrosity you would need to either run 42 miles, cycle your way through eight spin classes, swim for 6.5 hours, complete nine yoga classes or jump over a skipping rope for five hours to burn it off.

If I had eaten the 4,000-calorie monstrosity I would now need to either run 42 miles, complete eight spin classes, swim for 6.5 hours, complete nine yoga classes or jump over a skipping rope for five hours to burn it off… so, enter the challenge at your own risk.

* If you want to take on the breakfast challenge head down to Treats Café in Meadow Street and be sure to tweet us @WSMercury to let us know how you get on!

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