The term “food baby” was just a figure of speech until this Corpus Christi restaurant gave birth to a four and a half-pound taco — the size of an actual baby. The Star-Telegram reports that although it’s not the world-record holder, this monstrous medley of Mexican cuisine is a sight to behold.
Recio’s Smokehouse Restaurant And Catering is responsible for a 4.5-pound taco that proves everything really is bigger in Texas.
— Tom Uhler (@tomuh) May 9, 2017
The owner of the restaurant, Minnie Recio, says that she and her sons first created it because they wanted to have the biggest taco in Texas, and now this giant tortilla-swaddled super-feast is the biggest in the state by at least half a pound.
The tacos are so big because the special ingredient is gluttony.
Each breakfast taco is jam-packed with a carb-crazy combination of chorizo, brisket, breakfast sausage, and eggs, jammed into a homemade tortilla with potatoes, refried beans, and shredded cheese for good measure.
Whether you’re a competitive eater, or a dude with the munchies, this flour-wrapped concoction is so formidable that if you can finish it in 13 minutes, it’s free!
The official challenge is going to be held on June 17th, from 10 a.m. until noon. The article claims that there will be a prize for those who survive the challenge, but so far, there’s no word on what happens to the people who don’t.
A reporter from the Caller-Times took it on and failed miserably:
In his defense, the typical man’s body isn’t built to accommodate a taco the size of a third-trimester pregnancy. Good on him for even trying.
Life is about setting goals, so if this is something you think you gotta do, make sure it’s for the right reasons.
Taking on this behemoth taco is not going to bring her back, bro. It’s a gut-busting 4.5-pounds of starches and carbs. Hurting yourself with this human infant-sized portion of food will not earn your father’s respect. Please be reasonable when sizing up this widow-maker of a meal.
But, if you are gonna try to eat it anyway, you’ll find out one way or another whether you could eat a human baby. I mean, if like, you had to, or whatever… (DISCLAIMER: DON’T EAT BABIES!)