Joey Chestnut Inhaling A 12-Pound Walking Taco In One Sitting Is A Threat To Toilets Everywhere



It is only a matter of time before Joey Chestnut is canceled for his decades-long campaign of abuse on his toilet.

There is not a therapist in the world who can undo what’s been done to Mr. Chestnut’s porcelain and his most recent episode may be his undoing.

In honor of National Taco Day on Sunday, October 4, Chestnut, just months removed from stuffing 32 Big Macs down his gullet in one sitting, crushed a gargantuan 12-pound walking taco in the time it takes to finish an episode of The Office.

For the unenlightened, a walking taco is a taco stuffed in a plastic bag, because apparently the shell is too many carbs. It’s typically eaten by drifters and sociopaths.

The 12-pound concoction consists of:

  • Two pounds of Doritos
  • Three pounds of ground beef
  • Two pounds of cheese
  • One and a half pounds of salsa
  • Onions
  • Six avocados
  • Sour cream
  • Chestnut’s signature Green Hatch and Jalapeño Sauce


It’s been 15 months since ESPN released the 30 for 30 on Chestnut’s training regiment and it still haunts my dreams.

There is no one in the sport of competitive eating that can touch Chestnut. Dude is playing 3D chess and like all legends, we will not be able to truly appreciate his dominance until after he’s gone.

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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.