The Official World Black Pudding Throwing Competition delights in England. Angela Moore reports.
An old rivalry is settled with a food fight
You’re mother may have told you not to play with your food, but that order was all but ignored at The Official World Black Pudding Throwing Championship in northern England.
The rivalry between Lancashire and Yorkshire has been settled with a food fight for more than 100 years.
In this competition, the weapon of choice is black pudding – a Lancashire delicacy.
The aim is to topple over as many Yorkshire puddings as possible. The puddings are perched 25 feet – or 7 and a half meters – high into the air.
SOUNDBITE: John Barrett, 2014 World Black Pudding Throwing Champion, saying (English):
“Well, I think you’ve got to concentrate and don’t under throw it. you’re better off going over the top than under, so, you know.”
This year, Gavin Ogden, was crowned the winner.
SOUNDBITE: Gavin Ogden, 2016 World Black Pudding Throwing Champion, saying (English):
“It feels a bit weird. I didn’t expect to come out and be a world champion today, for sure. Fantastic.”
It was a sweet end to a tough day of competition.
Time to celebrate with a good meal.