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Worst Food in the World: The Ambrosia ‘Food of the Gods’ Challenge

This Man vs. Food-style meal weighs 14 pounds and has more calories than 39 Burger King Hamburgers.

Listen Up!

Worst Food in the World: The Ambrosia ‘Food of the Gods’ Challenge

This Man vs. Food-style meal weighs 14 pounds and has more calories than 39 Burger King Hamburgers.

With each changing season seems to come a new slew of foods with catastrophic calorie counts—you health-minded foodies out there know exactly what we’re talking about. And if you’ve ever been curious how bad these trendy eats actually are, you’re going to love our latest column: Worst Food in the World. In each installment, we find out just how villainous these nutritional nightmares really are. Taking center stage in today’s edition is the Ambrosia 'Food of the Gods' challenge.

The 14-pound meal from Huckleberry's American Diner in the UK, comes with two pounds each of bourbon beef, turkey with gravy, garlic pulled pork and beef brisket with smoked cheese, five pounds of pork ribs and two pounds of mashed potatoes. Not surprisingly, the meal contains more than 9,000 calories, which is more than four times the daily recommended intake! For some more context, that’s the equivalent of 39 Burger King Hamburgers. Downing that many calories at once comes with a host of potential serious side effects ranging from sleepiness, stomach pain and heartburn to increased heart rate and blood pressure. In fact, the feast is so caloric—and potentially dangerous—that challengers are asked to sign a disclaimer before they can start eating.

Only a few brave souls have attempted the 'Food of the Gods' Challenge, and no one has been able to complete it in the allotted hour as of yet. Those who can manage to pull it off, however, will earn a place on restaurant wall of fame and discounts on all their future meals at the restaurant—if they ever have the desire to eat again, that is. Our advice: Go ahead and indulge in some turkey, a few ribs and some mashed potatoes, but do not under any circumstance try to down this entire gluttonous meal. It’s a bellyache and heart attack waiting to happen.

Image: Facebook/Huckleberry's American Diner