A Michigan State University senior tried his hand at a challenge posted on Snapchat last week – to eat 100 McDonald’s McChicken sandwiches in a 24-hour period, without vomiting. Derek Metcalf thought he’d give it a go since he’s already such a fan of the chicken sandwich.
The chemical engineering major started preparing for the eating marathon the weekend before by working out aggressively. He tried to burn as many calories as he could since 100 McChicken sandwiches – with shredded lettuce, mayonnaise, toasted bun and chicken patty – equals about 35,000 calories, or roughly 17 times the recommended amount of calories an average adult male should be consuming daily.
Metcalf started his experiment at 4:30 a.m. Monday, working his way through the ten sandwiches he had purchased the night before. The first four were easy, the Lansing State Journal reported. But Metcalf soon found his downfall.
“Too much mayo makes a man weak,” Metcalf said. “It was really hard to eat that amount of mayo.” Part of the challenge is to eat the McChicken sandwiches unadulterated, so Metcalf pressed on, mayonnaise and all.
After Metcalf was closing in on 20 McChickens, he started to lose steam. However, once Metcalf hit 24, he had to quit. Surprisingly, since the challenge, Metcalf hasn’t tired himself out of the crispy dollar menu staple.
“The day after I was grossed out, but today I could order one,” Metcalf said.