Key Lime Pie Eatin' contest held in Key West

Published On: Jul 05 2014 04:54:39 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 06 2014 07:25:38 PM EDT
KEY WEST, Fla. -

The Key Lime Pie Eatin' contest was held during the Fourth of July weekend in Key West.

Tony Mantia triumphed over other contenders in the adult division of the contest, a highlight of the Key Lime Festival, the Florida Keys News Bureau reports.

"I took it a little slow at first, then I looked at my competition and sucked it down," said Mantia.

The Florida Keys News Bureau said Friday's pie-eating contest was staged the same day as the unveiling of a Key lime pie measuring 9 feet 2 inches in diameter, which is expected to break the previous record for the world's largest Key lime pie.

The Key Lime Festival will conclude Saturday evening after a Key lime pie-making championship and a "Miss Key Lime U.S.A." pageant.


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