Antalya local eats 2.2-kilograms of honey in three minutes, breaks festival record
ANTALYAA man in the southern Turkish province of Antalya ate 2.2 kilograms of honey in just three minutes during a competition as part of a honey festival organized on Aug. 21.
Out of 15 competitors in the Second Honey Festival in Antalya's Finike district, 49-year-old Ayhan Azak broke last year’s record.
Last year’s record for the honey-eating competition was 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, Ali Atakan, the winner of last year’s competition, came in second place this time.
Azak said he was not a honey producer but really loved eating it on a daily basis.
Over 500 kilograms of honey were also used for promotional purposes during the festival.
“A very special honey is being produced in Ernez. It is a special honeydew honey that is produced at the altitude of 1200 meters. It ranked first in the international honeydew honey congress. The biggest feature is that it has a low sugar rate. We want everyone to know and taste such a special product,” Finike Mayor Kaan Osman Sarıoğlu said.