Most food-based Facebook contests want to leave users with a lasting impression. Jell-O’s newest Facebook contest is all about making the product disappear as quickly as possible. The company wants to see who can eat its pudding the fastest, and it’s getting its 525,000-plus fans into the fun, as part of the Jell-O Pudding Prix.
The CP+B-facilitated contest, which wraps up Friday, pits five pudding enthusiasts in a battle to the bottom of the cup. Jell-O is promoting the race through a Facebook application, which allows users to see video of the contestants scarfing down pudding as quickly as possible, and also gives fans a glimpse into the lives of the competitive eaters.
Fans can root on Tim “Eater X” Janus, Matthew “Megatoad” Stonie, Eric “Badlands” Booker, Crazy Legs Conti, and Meredith “The Deep Fried Diva” Boxberger through Jell-O’s Facebook page. Additionally, Jell-O is asking users to upload videos of their own pudding races to see if fans have what it takes to eat with the professionals.
Here’s a look at Crazy Legs Conti, who devoured a pudding cup in 23.03 seconds — and finished third:
Readers: Do you think you have what it takes to beat one of these competitive eaters?