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'Dangerous' breakfast weighs as much as a baby: Would you try it?


It's been called "dangerous," "profoundly wrong" and a meal that would "absolutely ruin your heart." But that's not stopping customers from trying it.

It's the 6,000-calorie Kidz Breakfast, served at Jesters Diner in Great Yarmouth, England, a 9 lb- (4.08 kg-) meal of fried bacon, sausages, eggs and bread that weighs about the same as a small infant.

According to the BBC, Jesters Diner invites customers to take on the challenge of eating the entire platter in 60 minutes, with no help. Polishing it off within that time would allow those daring enough to try it to get the meal for free. If they fail, they pay 15 GBP, or about $24.

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Here's what's on the plate:

- 12 pieces of bacon

- 12 sausages

- six eggs

- four slices of black pudding

- four slices of bread and butter

- four slices of toast

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- four slices of fried bread

- two hash browns

- an eight-egg cheese and potato omelet

- sautéed potatoes

- mushrooms

- beans

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- tomatoes

The amount of calories in the breakfast is about the equivalent of three days worth of food for an adult.

Owner Martin Smith told the BBC no one's actually ever finished the breakfast, which promises to leave people "half a stone [or about 3 kg]heavier" after tackling it. But customers have certainly tried, and he's received inquiries from interested people from around the world wanting to give it a go.

"We kept getting hassled that our Fat Boy Breakfast wasn't big enough so we decided that we'd go one stage further," he said. "...We don't particularly recommend it. It's just a bit of fun really."

It's probably no surprise that health experts interviewed by the BBC disapproved of the breakfast.

David Haslam of the National Obesity Forum said although it was unlikely that someone could die after eating the meal in one sitting, the breakfast was "dangerous and "profoundly wrong." He added that the diner should take responsibility and quit serving it.

The diner's owners said they would keep offering it, but would help the charity HeartCare Cardiac Support Group in a fundraiser.

Over the years, plenty of other restaurants have made a name for themselves by upsizing their meals to staggering portions.

But you've got to wonder, can meals that are so outrageously large and over-the-top even be enjoyable to eat?

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Wency Leung is a general assignment reporter for the Life section. Before joining The Globe in early 2010, she has worked as a reporter in Vancouver, Prague, and Phnom Penh. More

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