Pat Bertoletti set the original record of 4:10 for the Kickapoo Joy Juice Taco Trough Takedown on WCIU's "You & Me This Morning today. DNAInfo reports that someone who can finish the 6 pound "Big Jim Reeves" and a half liter of Kickapoo Joy Juice will in 4:09 or less will win $5000. A finishing time of 4:10 - 6:09 will result in a $2000 prize. Professional eaters including Kobayashi and Molly Schuyler are welcome to compete in the contest.


  1. anonymous said

    August 27, 2015 @ 10:00 pm


  2. yeah said

    August 28, 2015 @ 1:48 pm


  3. anonymous said

    August 28, 2015 @ 4:33 pm

    Here is part 1 of the video, which shows the taco:

    Tim said animals such as dogs and bears are allowed to win the contest as well. I know a bear handily beat Kobayashi in bunless hot dogs one time,so it could happen here too.

    Chipmunking is allowed according to Tim. So if you just shove everything in your both before time expires, you win, even if it takes a while for you to swallow.

    Pat made a few mistakes, which slowed his time:

    a. He used a utensil.
    b. He mixed the sour cream in.
    c. He drank water for the taco, and waited until the end to drink the Joy Juice
    d. He did not chipmunk.

    I can foresee a number of eaters beating Pat’s time, including Molly, Kobayashi, Dave, Bob, Jamie, and possibly Stephanie Torres, Wayne, Tom, Randy, Teddy, and Erik Lamkin.

  4. anonymousey said

    August 29, 2015 @ 9:59 am

    all non-MLE eaters are irrelevant

  5. ErikTheElectric said

    August 29, 2015 @ 11:01 am

    ^ would give it a go if it wasn’t so far away! If only I didn’t live in california 🙁

  6. anonymous said

    August 29, 2015 @ 11:10 am

    anything non MLE should be reported on another blog and not here You are just giving amateur eaters recognition. Most of them cant eat for shit

  7. Anonymous said

    August 29, 2015 @ 2:44 pm

    It would be wasted airfare, Erik.

  8. Anonymous said

    August 29, 2015 @ 2:54 pm

    Seiken is more your talent level.

  9. Anonymous said

    August 29, 2015 @ 6:39 pm

    I think non MLE eaters are too talented to be under the suppression of a pitiful contract. Another league is about to take over in a major way! You heard it here first.

  10. ErikTheElectric said

    August 29, 2015 @ 8:37 pm


    ..How so? If it were in California.. I wouldn’t have to fly? lol

  11. Anonymous said

    August 29, 2015 @ 9:05 pm

    Pat didn’t look like he was really trying lol

  12. Anonymous said

    August 29, 2015 @ 9:26 pm

    If it were in California, Molly wouldn’t have to travel far either. Do you think you can beat her? I would love to see you try!

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