Florida man wins Key lime pie-eating contest

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man visiting Key West on his honeymoon is this year’s winner of a Key lime pie-eating contest in Key West.

Elliot Zeller, 37, of Sunrise, Fla., won The Mile High Key Lime Pie Eatin’ Contest on Monday afternoon after gobbling down a 9-inch pie in 1 minute and two seconds. Last year’s winner took 1 minute and 18 seconds to devour the pie. Contestants could not use their hands.

Zeller’s wife, Jessica, witnessed her new husband’s achievement in gastronomy as part of the city’s Fourth of July celebration.

Key lime pie was designated Florida’s official pie in 2006 by the state Legislature. Ingredients are condensed milk, egg yolks and the juice of tiny yellow Key limes, typically with a graham cracker crust and whipped cream or meringue topping.

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