Eating 28 chicken McNuggets

16 February 2010

A few years ago, and I have the video to prove it, I said that I wanted to try to eat 100 chicken McNuggets from McDonald's. Those whom I asked to try the challenge with me refused (looking back this was a wise choice) and so it never happened. Since then, however, I've always wanted to attempt to eat 100 nuggets. This past weekend our bowling plans were foiled and ten of us found ourselves with nothing to do.

We made our way to McDonald's and, of course, I thought it would be a good idea to have a nugget eating challenge. This time, though, I would only attempt to eat 50 nuggets. As I said on Twitter, I was trying to eat 50 just so I could see how hard it would be to eat 100 at a later date. I thought I could eat 50 with little problem. Boy was I wrong.

About 12 nuggets into the challenge I knew that I would fail. I wasn't full. I was disgusted. The grease on the nuggets is positively revolting after only a few nuggets. The few times that I've order McNuggets in my life I've only gotten 4 nuggets at a time. Obviously not enough to be prepared for a 50-nugget (let alone a 100-nugget) challenge. Yuck.

So, I quit at 28. I had 2 nuggets left in my third box of ten and, although I could have eaten those, I thought 'what is the point?'. I gave up and I will now not eat McNuggets until at least 2020. I'm glad I tried and now know that eating 100 nuggets - at least by me - is impossible.

My two fellow nugget-challengers, Sam and Austin, did better than I did with 40 and 32 nuggets respectively.

Photo credit: Ben Wagner.