Record Holder: Don Lerman
Quantity: 7.5 salted butter sticks (2 lbs)
Time: 5 min
Nutrition: 4,000 calories, 49 grams of fat, 26 grams of saturated fat.
Look, I’m not gonna knock butter. It’s delicious, makes all my favourite foods from cakes to pancakes so fucking amazing, and it’s just about the best thing you can spread on fresh toast. But that’s it. It’s an ingredient, a spread, something where a little will go a long way. It’s not a food that anyone will think, “hey, I feel like a serving of butter for lunch today.” Except for this guy – this guy’s a butter-lover.
Don Lerman holds the record for the most butter eaten in one sitting, at a competition, no less. Yes, there’s a competition where your job is to eat as much butter as you possibly can. Gross. After finishing it, he told the judges ” It’s not like eating ice cream or whipped cream where it gives you some great taste. Eating butter is harder than it seems.”
That’s because it’s a lump of churned sour milk that’s greasy AF.