It’s baaaa-ack. Mad Mex have once again put out the Big Burrito Challenge.

Because while we have the Big Prawn, the Big Banana and various other oversized novelty objects dotted around Australia, there’s nothing novel about a one-kilo burrito. It’s a man versus food challenge like no other – made with twice the amount of fresh ingredients as a regular burrito, and certain to prove to your mates who’s boss (if you’re game, that is).

The challenge is running from Thursday May 1 until the end of the month, in celebration of Mexico’s Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May); the day the Mexican army defeated their French oppressors at the historic Battle of Puebla in 1862, despite being outnumbered two-to-one. In other words, it’s the celebration of the underdog. If you beat the odds and beat the Big Burrito in a Mad Mex restaurant this May, you’ll win an authentic Mexican wrestling mask.

Our friends over at Beat put the challenge to the lads in Clowns and Mesa Cosa, who play Brighton Up Bar this Saturday May 3. Here’s how it went down:

Interviewer: Thom Parry
Producer: Max Jeffcote

For more info, visit Viva Mexico! Viva burrito!

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