World Peeps Eating Championship
It's Peeps Day at National Harbor and we are live at the World Peeps Eating Championship. There are 11 professional eaters competing today, but only one will win the coveted title of Peeps Eating Champion of the World.Posted by Washington Post on Saturday, April 8, 2017
How many Peeps could you stomach in one sitting?
For Matt Stonie, that magic number is 255 — all within 5 minutes.
The San Jose resident downed the sugary Easter-time treats during the National Harbor World Peeps Eating Championship in Maryland on Saturday, according to Major League Eating, an organization that oversees professional eating contests. The event was live-streamed by The Washington Post.
With the win, Stonie picked up a cool $1,750 in prize money, according to the organization. An additional $1,750 was distributed in varying amounts to those who came in second through sixth place.
Stonie also won last year’s inaugural Peeps eating contest — though in that competition, he consumed 55 fewer of the marshmallow snacks than this year.
This isn’t Stonie’s first rodeo: He also took part in Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in 2015 and 2016.