First place finish at the 2013 International Fruitcake Eating Championship on December 7th in Santa Claus, Indiana by Mick Foley was overturned by Judges. Foley appeared to have achieved an upset by being the first competitor to finish a one-pound fruitcake & bellow out a jolly “Ho! Ho! Ho!”, the required signal of completion. However the judges threw out Foley’s potentially winning time, when they ruled that Foley was responsible for the half-eaten fruitcake that had been found hidden under a napkin. Foley was ultimately awarded 4th place by the judges, a ruling which still allowed him to finish ahead of several competitors. Foley wants a rematch next year.
Mick Foley will be in Santa Claus, Indiana on December 7th to compete in a international fruitcake eating contest. The contest is part of the town’s annual Christmas Celebration. Foley’s opponents in the contest include the events defending champion “Jammin” Joe LaRue, who is an executive chef from New York as well as Jamie “The Bear” McDonald, a Connecticut resident, who is among the top-ranked overall eaters. They will have to devour a pound of the confection as quickly as possible to claim victory. The contest which is free to the public to watch will be held at Santa Claus’ American Legion Post No. 242. It is scheduled to start at 11am CST. Foley will also be signing copies of his book “A Most MIZerable Christmas” after the contest from 1 to 3pm.