A top food blogger has taken on one of Britain’s biggest fish and chips meals – a 4,000 calorie feast enough to feed a family-of-five.
Kate Ovens, famed for taking on giant food challenges, polished off the whopping 32oz cod and mountain of chips.
She munched through the portion – five times larger than the average serving – in 30 minutes then finished it off by downing a pint.
The 26-year-old was challenged to take on the estimated 4,000 calorie feast by Ancell’s Fish and Chips in Kate’s hometown of Fleet, Hampshire.
The tasty treat was so large that it had to be served on a tray, because the huge cod fillet measured 24 inches long.
Kate said: “I’ve had fish and chips from Ancell’s a couple of times since they re-opened, so when they offered to create this challenge just for me, I jumped at the chance.
“It was so big, they couldn’t wrap it up, so I had to take it home in the tray.
“The batter was crisp and crunchy, and the fish was flaky – it was perfect.
“I had to switch things up with the curry sauce towards the end, but it was a delight.”
Kate took on the colossal cod and chips, served with mushy peas, curry sauce and even gravy, for a Facebook video that has already been viewed more than 2m times in just a week.
To recreate a trip to the seaside, Kate washed down her dinner with a pint of Peroni she poured herself.
She said: “I can’t stress just how much I enjoyed this challenge.
“It was a bit daunting at first, because I didn’t know where to start, but once I got stuck in, every bite was a delight.
“They created this challenge just for me, so it’s not available to the public.
“But it’s five times larger than their normal portions.
“The cod fillet was absolutely huge, but after the first bite, I knew I’d be able to conquer this challenge, because it was absolutely delicious.
“I wasn’t timing myself, but it took about 30 minutes to finish because I really wanted to savour every bite.”
Kate is famed for taking on huge food challenges, including a three-foot long sausage roll, and Britain’s biggest hotdog.
Her food challenge videos regularly get millions of views online, and she has more than 230,000 followers on her Kate Ovens Facebook fan page.
Kate has received thousands of comments on her newest video, and is already planning her next challenge.
She said: “It’s been great to support my local chippy.
“I think they’re really important for communities, and I was very glad to see Ancell’s had reopened.
“I’ve been training quite hard while in isolation, so I’ve got a lot of ideas for upcoming challenges.
“I’m normally about balance and eating as healthy as possible, but if I’m never going to say ‘no’ to great fish and chips.”