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Fourth of July Key Lime pie eating contest

10:18pm BST - 00:54

No hot dogs for these contestants, these competitors battle to consume large amounts of key lime pie. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in New York isn't the only American eating competition on this Fourth of July, Key West, Florida played host to the annual Key Lime Pie eating contest on Saturday (July 4). Competitors with an appetite for the Florida Keys' signature dessert lined up to try their luck at devouring an entire pie topped with mounds of whipped cream faster than the competition, without using their hands. Participants' faces were covered in whipped cream, with some barely able to see through the gooey and tart confection. This year's winner Steve Carr said he has a simple strategy. "My strategy was to face plant into that pie get right down to the crust and tear it up" Carr said. Believed to have originated in Key West in the late 1800s, Key lime pie is Florida's official pie sanctioned by the Florida state legislature in 2006. Its primary ingredients are condensed milk, egg yolks and the juice of the tiny yellow Key lime, with the creamy filling typically nestled in a graham cracker crust and topped with whipped cream or meringue.

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Fourth of July Key Lime pie eating contest

10:18pm BST - 00:54