Young ‘n’ old gobble ice creams to win Cold War
MANGALORE: It was a war filled with fun and frolic. Children and youth fought a battle of eating ice creams to win the ‘Cold War’, an ice cream eating competition organized by The 3 Hungry Men (T3HM) in association with Hangyo Ice Creams at City Centre to commemorate Children’s Day.
Prameela Rao, who devoured three choco bars in five minutes, told TOI that it was a rare opportunity for the people of Mangalore. “It was really a fun-filled event and I enjoyed it. Mangalore is coming up with new concepts that attract youth,” she added.
Staj Sof Ten, a third year mechanical engineering student of Alva’s Engineering College, created a record by gobbling up a cone ice cream in just 10 seconds. “I love ice creams. As it was a competition here, I had to swallow it. Still, I enjoyed it,” he added.
Rohith Chandra, a third year engineering student of Canara Engineering College, who bagged a prize by eating four choco bars in five minutes, said it was a tough task. “Ice cream is my favourite food. I came to know about the competition through Facebook and immediately decided to take part in it,” he added.
Colin D’Souza, one of the T3HM, said the response to the competition was overwhelming. “We organized 25 rounds of competition in two categories of below 15 years and above 15 years. Winners in each round were given a prize. If all goes well, we will think of organizing the event year after year,” he added.
Nikhil Pai, another member of T3HM, said that it was for the first time an ice cream eating competition with no entry fee was organized for elders in the region. ( TOI Report )