KEY WEST (CBSMiami/AP) — A Key West man has won the Mile-High Key Lime Pie Eatin’ Contest on the subtropical island where the pie originated.
David Johnson plunged face-first into a 9-inch (23-centimeter) pie smothered with whipped cream during Thursday’s challenge. The rules forbid contestants from using their hands.READ MORE: Principal: Arrest Made Following Social Media Threat Regarding Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
He consumed it in 58.2 seconds, besting 24 rivals in the kickoff of the annual Key Lime Festival.READ MORE: New Case Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant As President Biden Works To Slow Spread
Key lime pie was designated Florida’s official pie in 2006 by the state legislature. Ingredients are condensed milk, egg yolks and the juice of tiny yellow Key limes, typically with a graham cracker crust and whipped cream or meringue topping.
The festival ends Sunday after events including tasting strolls and an offbeat Key Lime Pie Drop.MORE NEWS: Miami Tech Job Fair Looks To Connect People With Positions
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