With only a 1/2 pound to go at 8 minutes, Kobayashi began crumbling the nutty cake before jamming it into his mouth, a technique that seemed effective.
"Koby! Koby! Koby!" the crowd of about two dozen shouted, as his pace quickened.
By 8 minutes and 35 seconds, Sonya Thomas' 2001 record was still almost a pound out of his reach. In the end, Kobayashi managed to eat 4 pounds and 8 ounces.
"It was very difficult to eat because it was so dense," Kobayashi said through a translator, admitting that he had never eaten the cake before.
The fruitcake record remains at 4 pounds 14 ounces, eaten in ten minutes. The event held Friday raised funds for a food bank in New York City. Link -via Unique Daily
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