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Deal vegetable firm's bid to break world record for number of sprouts eaten in one minute

By Eleanor Perkins

Staff at a vegetable firm will try to break the world record for the most Brussels sprouts eaten in one minute.

Veg UK Ltd, based at Cherry Trees Farm in Ham, near Deal, has teamed up with The Crown Inn in Finglesham in a bid to be crowned the masters of the festive favourite.

The group aim to beat a record set by Linus Urbanec of Sweden in 2008, when he ate 31 cooked Brussels in one minute.

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The current world record is 31 sprouts in one-minute
The current world record is 31 sprouts in one-minute

The rules state the greens must be eaten using a cocktail stick and only one sprout can be spiked, eaten and swallowed at a time.

Managing director Julian Pitts will be competing along with his employees Rob Milton, Shane Talling, Debbie Bembridge and Sarah Friend.

He said: "It's just a bit of fun.

"We sell tonnes of sprouts every year in the UK as well as exporting them to Europe.

"They'll be supplied by local growers Trevor and Steven Bradley and cooked by the pub.

"Everyone is welcome to join in or cheer us on."

Managing director of Veg UK Ltd Julian Pitts will be among those attempting to break the world record
Managing director of Veg UK Ltd Julian Pitts will be among those attempting to break the world record

Attempts will be made from 7pm on Tuesday at The Crown Inn.

They will be filmed and then sent off to the Guinness Book of World Records adjudicators for consideration.

Entry is £3 with all money raised going to help the homeless.

To secure your place in the contest call the pub on 01304 612555.

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