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What has been your biggest food binge? (One sitting!)

Discussion in 'La Cuisine' started by SideWinder, 4 Dec 2020.

  1. cheesyboy


    Joined: 7 Dec 2012

    Posts: 15,027

    Location: Gloucestershire

    As a student in Coventry circa 2000-2003, I would regularly frequent Express Diner of Gosford Street for their delicious donner kebab. The kebabs were served in a naan, rather than a pitta, so were pretty substantial.

    Anyway, for a bet I once ate two large ones in a row. Was delicious.
  2. ttaskmaster


    Joined: 11 Sep 2013

    Posts: 11,229

    I expect that will be a pointless exercise, as many of these stories will have happened years ago (or in my case, decades ago), and we're now all somewhat in a downsizing period regarding the waistline.
    Certainly with me, two starters, a full Fatty Arbuckle's mixed grill and a dessert was a reasonably filling lunch in my mid-20s, with a whole 17" deep pan, chicken strippers, wedges, onion rings and whatever else to follow for dinner. In those days 4500 calories a day was just not enough, and I've had so many of these binges I couldn't really pick the one biggest... and yet I still have 30" on the waist and am actually losing some of that, hence not as funny as I'd guess you were hoping.
  3. Flibster


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 35,453

    Aaah.... University. :D did something similar myself many years ago.

    But, it's 3 full roast dinners... each with a mountain of roasties. :D Then 4 portions of cheesecake. :eek:

    Las Vegas buffet. Major food baby afterwards.
    Last edited: 8 Dec 2020
  4. Raikiri


    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,818

    Location: Brighton

    I've seen some of the challenges and I'm honestly in awe at how much some people can eat in one go.

    I hadn't eaten at all today so decided to get a take away for dinner, small chicken doner with small fries and plenty of salad. I finished it but barely.

    £7.80 with a drink, honestly pretty great value for an entire days worth of food :p
  5. the-evaluator


    Joined: 24 Sep 2015

    Posts: 2,835

    Was that up near the top end of Far Gosford Street on the other side of the road from Pig In The Middle? I think it was called Big Chef when I was at Uni there (I lived on Grafton Street at the time) and yeah, the food was great.
  6. cheesyboy


    Joined: 7 Dec 2012

    Posts: 15,027

    Location: Gloucestershire

    It was a bit further towards town than that, next door to whitefriars. Fairly sure there was a second one on or near Spon Street too.

    Also did great chicken fillet burgers.
  7. Nabeshogun


    Joined: 11 Sep 2020

    Posts: 278

    When I was younger and I'd try to time my shopping (but probably end up standing there for ages like a pillock) towards closing on Sunday at the supermarket waiting for all the baked goods to get reduced ... I remember one haul making me really happy because I got like 6 packets of those soft cookies for 12p a pop or something (and those were always my favourite), plus a few of those boxes of danishes ... at some point you're not even enjoying it any more and you stop but 5 mins later feel the compulsion to return to gorging...
  8. SoliD


    Joined: 25 Feb 2004

    Posts: 15,922

    Location: Portsmouth

    When I was a student I managed a whole wetherapoons bucket of chicken wings with the fries etc on the side, was supposed to be out that night but lasted about an hour before I got the meat sweats and had to go home.
  9. flea.rider

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Aug 2017

    Posts: 1,411

    back in the day i worked for mcd's .. after closing we ate what we wanted .. i can remember eating 10 qtr cheese 3 fries washing it down with 3 rootbeers :)
    waist size 36 ..but 14stone :)

    and yes i do eat like that now 1kg chic wings twice a week or 16-20 oz steak once a week .. love my offset :p
  10. Megahurtz400


    Joined: 5 Jun 2007

    Posts: 8,277

    Location: Colchester

    Once I was extremely hung over when I was younger and met my sister in town and ate 8 Greggs Chicken Bakes.
  11. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 28,043

    Location: Shropshire

    I think my most impressive was a night on the Guinness followed by a bet that I couldn't eat 2 Corby kebabs.
    Those things were a massive nann bread filled with all your mixed kebab trimmings, must have weighed 1.5lb each.

    Polished them both off, claimed my winnings and spent it on more Guinness.

    No way I could manage that these days.
  12. HoneyBadger


    Joined: 2 Aug 2016

    Posts: 3,881

    Location: Kent

    9 pieces of KFC chicken, with a large popcorn chicken, 4 portions of chips, a large beans, sweet corn and gravy.

    A Christmas dinner, fully loaded which included 13 roast potatoes, I was so full I had to nap it off.
  13. SideWinder


    Joined: 12 Jun 2004

    Posts: 149,561

    Location: RH20

    Feel a bit ill...and i love Greggs :o
  14. Craig1981


    Joined: 2 Feb 2011

    Posts: 13,257

    The 8 piece boneless feast from KFC. Comes with 8 boneless fillets, large popcorn chicken, 4 large sides, a full dip bar and a big bottle of drink. Insane amount of food for one person.
  15. Pez


    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,968

    Location: Warwickshire

    Just down the street from the Oak, and the Campbell/Phoenix... many a happy memory stumbling to the express diner for cheesey chips :D
  16. Megahurtz400


    Joined: 5 Jun 2007

    Posts: 8,277

    Location: Colchester

    I was sat with my head in one hand and ate them over the course of about an hour.

    I really miss being young and having no responsibilities :(
  17. the-evaluator


    Joined: 24 Sep 2015

    Posts: 2,835

    Ah the memories! We spent many a drunk night upstairs in Club Campbell.
  18. Ryan-3


    Joined: 14 Sep 2009

    Posts: 8,885

    Location: Northumberland

    I did something similar on Friday night. Three large pieces, four strips, four wings two bags of chips, the bottle of Pepsi and then tried a Maccies fillet o' fish. Then what was left of the bucket was eaten on Saturday morning.. :D

    Took the entire weekend of wear off..
  19. Mason-


    Joined: 18 Jun 2010

    Posts: 6,003

    Location: Essex

    Worst I’ve done is 2 large dominoes in a day. But the time between them was substantial so not sure it counts. Not my proudest moment.
  20. strumpusplunket


    Joined: 5 Feb 2009

    Posts: 3,499

    Quite early in our relationship, I made a large (tray-sized) apple crumble for me and my wife for dinner. She was full after the main course, and I ate the entire thing myself with a jug full of custard. She still brings this up 15 years later...