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: 3 Rushed To Area Hospitals Following Shooting At Aventura Mall
He consumed it in 58.2 seconds, besting 24 rivals in the kickoff of the annual Key Lime Festival.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Police Lieutenant Faces Rape Charges In Palm Beach County
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: COVID In Florida: 3,977 New Cases, 66 Additional Deaths Reported Saturday
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