Dorset button feeder competition to be held online



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Helen and Stephen Jones

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These button-eating competitors may not be crowded for 12 months as contestants could stuff their faces online

Annual Dorset competitors who eat pimples must be kept online for the first time.

The occasion – through which competitors compete to swallow more conventional county cookies than their rivals – normally draws large crowds.

However, these 12 months, 100 aggressive eaters will broadcast live their attempts to swallow the tasty spheres.

Its twin event, the Dorset Button Throw Competition, has been postponed to 2021.

The participants in that the competitors generally come together in one discipline to launch the treats no more than three times cooked.

“Quite dry”

Each hopeful of the Button Eater Championship received a package of regulatory Moores cookies for their heats.

Applicants have one minute to complete as many buttons as they can handle.

However, competition president Ian Gregory warned that the bun-shaped confectionery had been “fairly dry” and “you won’t be able to eat too much” in such a short time.

“The world record is 13 or 14 – which was a capital efficiency in 2015,” he said.

“However, since then, no one has executed more than seven,” said Mr. Gregory.

The organizers mentioned that tickets had been available in all corners of the UK, as well as Citadel Donington, Ellesmere Port and Cockermouth.

“Clearly lots of Dorsets” had also registered, said Gregory.

Proceeds from this 12-month opportunity, which begins at 10:00 a.m.BST, could be donated to an indigenous charity, Weldmar Hospicecare.

The opportunity to throw buttons started in 2008 and now includes a meal competition, darts and video games with button and spoon races and pinning the button on the big Cerne Abbas.

He is scheduled to return to Cattistock Fete in west Dorset on Sunday 2 May 12 months later.

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Rupert / Chris Ould Cake

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Competitors throwing see the salted biscuits thrown under the arms and the competitor must maintain one foot on the bottom

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Dorset button

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Bags of Dorset pimples are normally eaten with Blue Vinney cheese or honey and coagulated cream – often called thunder and eclairs

Dorset Button Explanator

  • The cookies have been made by Moores de Morecombelake for over 150 years
  • Originally they were made with leftover bread dough with added butter and sugar, rolled by hand and left to dry in the dying heat of the oven
  • Their title is believed to come from the hand-sewn Dorset button buttons that were made in-house.
  • They are often eaten with Blue Vinny cheese, dipped in tea or cider, or taken with honey and cream – recognized in the country as thunder and lightning


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