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Woman Holds World Record For Fastest Time To Eat A Chocolate Orange

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Woman Holds World Record For Fastest Time To Eat A Chocolate Orange

There's nothing quite like receiving a Terry's Chocolate Orange in your stocking at Christmas and as you devour each segment you think one more can't hurt can it? And before you know it the whole ball of chocolatey goodness is gone.

Now you might think eating it in one sitting is fast, but to Leah Shutkever that's positively leisurely.

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In recently emerged footage, she stuffs in segment after segment, polishing off the whole lot in just one minute and five seconds and taking the world record title for the fastest person to eat the festive treat.

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Yes that's right, she managed to finish her 'snack' in just over one minute.

The previous record stood at one minute and 16 seconds, so she beat Adrian Blake by 11 whole seconds. What was he doing? Trying to enjoy it or something?

Leah smashed the previous record by 11 seconds. (Credit: Channel 5)
Leah smashed the previous record by 11 seconds. (Credit: Channel 5)

It's official. The chocolate orange isn't Terry's any longer, it's Leah's... As is a lot of food, given that she's a professional speed eater and now holds five world records for eating.

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Leah, 29, who is an interior designer and a fitness influencer on Instagram, is actually the UK's No.1 female competitive eater too.

In the video of her taking on the challenge, she says: "I didn't plan to get into competitive eating, I just discovered I had a god given talent.

"Being physically fit you taken mighty amounts of food."

She added: "My main skill is raw speed, I am fast."

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Eating speedily isn't as easy as you might think either, Leah told Ladbible there are a lot of challenges involved, especially when attempting to break a world record.

She said: "The box must remain untouched until the timer starts. Opening the box and getting into that foil - under pressure - was a challenge in itself!

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She added that chocolate is also very temperamental.

"If it gets too hot it gets claggy and that's super difficult to eat fast, and cold chocolate is sharp, so the temperature of the water you're drinking and the time it spends in your mouth is an important factor, which is likely overlooked," she said.

Leah says that breaking the world record took planning, as you need to factor in opening the box as well as chocolate temperature. (Credit Channel 5)
Leah says that breaking the world record took planning, as you need to factor in opening the box as well as chocolate temperature. (Credit Channel 5)

But it's not just the unwrapping and the chocolate's temperature you need to factor in, because you need to not think about how delicious it is either.

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She added: "The moment you register flavour you will slow down, so that needs not cross your mind."

We think we'll stick to eating ours leisurely thanks, but thanks for doing it for the girls, Leah!

Featured Image Credit: Wilko

Topics: Tasty Food, Real, Life, Food And Drink, Chocolate

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