Man who claims to have eaten 146,000 Yorkshire puddings explains why he loves them so much
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A man who is totally obsessed with Yorkshire puddings has explained why he loves them so much.
Jake has amassed more than 50,000 followers on TikTok, where he posts all kinds of Yorkie content, with one video getting more than 1.1 million views.
His viral fame landed him on This Morning, where he talked to Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond about his obsession.
"I grew up absolutely loving Yorkshire puddings," he said. "It was even at a point where I was restricted on how many I could have on my plate."
But after Jake grew up, he well and truly abolished these restrictions and piles his plates high with Yorkies.
In one day, Jake said he can have more than 20 of the things, and over the festive period, he reckons he'll get through 200.
In total, he estimates that he's scoffed 146,000.
If you're wondering how the lad manages to eat so many, the key is eating them throughout the day.
While most of us only really have them as a tasty component of a roast dinner, Jake can have them for breakfast or even dessert.
Rather than simply smother them in gravy, Jake can use them as a holder for a shepherd's pie, stuff them with sausages for a breakfast wrap, or plop scoops of ice cream in there.
Gotta admit, Jake sounds like he might have the game of life all figured out.
As for how he likes his Yorkshires, the fella admitted he's a big fan of Aunt Bessie's, but if he's got the time he'll cook them up using his own recipe, which includes garlic salt.
Given that he can't go a day without them, Jake has accepted that he is addicted and said he spends £50 a month on the things. So I suppose as far as addictions go it's quite a cheap one.
And while they may not be the healthiest things in the world, Jake said his alternative diet seems to be working for him.
Asked by Dermot whether he also manages to get his five a day, he replied: "Oh yeah. I will say that I'm in the best shape I've been in, 'cause over the past year I've actually lost five stone."
I reckon he can expect that weight loss to stall though if he does eat 200 Yorkshire puddings over Christmas. But it's not really the time of year to worry too much about losing weight, is it?