TOO GR-EASY: Competitors fight for the top spot at the bacon-eating competition during the 2018 Kingaroy BaconFest.
TOO GR-EASY: Competitors fight for the top spot at the bacon-eating competition during the 2018 Kingaroy BaconFest. Jessica McGrath

This strange trick helped bacon-eating champion to victory

WHEN Ben Wienert won the inaugural BaconFest bacon-eating competition last year, very few knew just how remarkable his accomplishment was.

It's not every day a former vegan raises their hand in victory at a bacon-eating competition.

But that is exactly what happened.

"I guess I was ready to get back on the bacon train,” he said.

Last year's victor is now happily living in Sydney with bis wife and 10-day-old baby, so he will not be available for this year's greasy feast.

But there is good news for anyone wanting to follow in the culinary crusader's footsteps - Mr Wienert has graciously agreed to pass on his superior bacon-eating skills.

He encouraged people of all ages to roll up their sleeves and get involved.

"You don't have to be a food monster to win,” he said.

While he did not have any insights into this year's competition, Mr Wienert said he couldn't think of a good reason not to enter last year's event.

"We heard there wasn't any cost,” he said.

"Worst case was we get to eat some bacon.”

The bacon-belching Mr Wienert had one unusual tip to share with this year's competitors.

Before he went into the bacon-eating competition, he ate some bacon.

"I had eaten a bacon burger beforehand,” he said.

"So maybe get some practice in beforehand on the day.”

Last year's grand prize was a supply of two kilograms of Queensland bacon each month for 12 months.

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