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Donut eating contest coming to Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / August 5, 2014

donut eating contest torontoEver watch that Treehouse of Horror in which Homer sells his soul for a donut and find yourself saying, "Yeah, I could see that"? On September 14, you'll be able to feed your insatiable hunger for donuts and stay firmly on this mortal plane via a brand-new donut eating contest. (Bonus: They're Through Being Cool's vegan donuts, so they're like totally healthy or something.)

The Bloordale bakery is actually using its dessert-making powers for good, leveraging the donut derby as a fundraiser for the Toronto Walk For Farm Animals. To enter, you'll need to raise $100 for the walk, then be one of the first 12 people to bring that cash through the bakery's door on D-day (the "d" stands for donut, naturally). The grand prize (aside from all the donuts you can eat, obviously) is a two-day stay at the Farm Sanctuary in upstate New York. There's also offerings from Sadie's Diner, Hot Beans, Lipstick & Dynamite and others.

You can also just watch the event and buy yourself a single donut to munch on -- if, you know, you're not super hardcore.

Discussion

30 Comments

Vinnie / August 5, 2014 at 01:41 pm
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yay, so a bunch of gluttons eat an unnatural amount of food, thus lowering human decency one notch further, but at least they're raising money for a charity. Not like we could just take the money used to make a bunch of donuts that will eventually be vomited or violently shat out and give it directly to the charity or anything.
Zan replying to a comment from Vinnie / August 5, 2014 at 01:54 pm
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I totally agree. It is just so disgusting in so many ways.
Skye / August 5, 2014 at 02:06 pm
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I can't even with eating contests, even if what's being gorged upon just barely offers nourishment. There's people starving in our very own city, and people are eating themselves sick on purpose? ICK.
Ryan / August 5, 2014 at 02:12 pm
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I think this is fantastic It's raising money for a great charity and a lot of fun for people at the same time. It also raises awareness for the charity and brings together a lot of people for something really good. Why do people have to be so judgmental?
Ryan / August 5, 2014 at 03:07 pm
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I agree with the first three posts, this is a disgusting event. It should be reported directly to the UN Human Rights tribunal. Everyone involved should be sent directly to a firing line.

I hope I see the three of you there protesting; Vinnie, Zan, and Skye. I'd hate to think the three of you are only up in arms on the Internet, and not passionate enough to take your words into the real world.
Sam / August 5, 2014 at 03:19 pm
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I think it's great. Any chance to see Olivia Chow get dressed up as a doughnut for inclusion and self promotion is a Win Win for me. Bring it!
Skye replying to a comment from Ryan / August 5, 2014 at 03:44 pm
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Or I could get unreasonably angry and ragey at other people on the internet. That works too.
cathie / August 5, 2014 at 04:58 pm
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These should be banned. Shameful to waste food of any kind. Find some other way to raise money.
Vinnie replying to a comment from Ryan / August 5, 2014 at 05:59 pm
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glad you think this is all just a big joke, Ryan. Meanwhile our neighbours are starving while others eat so much they puke, but that's cool as long as you get to continue to be a smug jackazz. Go gluttony!
Sweaty 'n Excited Rob Ford / August 5, 2014 at 06:01 pm
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I'm in!
Drew / August 5, 2014 at 06:37 pm
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Wow clearly many do not know how the system works. Banning or cancelling a simple doughnut eating contest is not going to feed or help any of the starving.

If you really care so much about humanity why don't you move from this land and give it back to the aborginals it belongs to. They are starving all over the streets and the country that you raped from them. Ohh maybe thats a little inconveinent for you. Ban everything that doesn't effect me asap!!! Leavethe rest alone
turtle power!!! / August 5, 2014 at 06:41 pm
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This contest is open to everyone. Why dont you fork over the $100 entry fee and enter a few of the starving....
Sweaty 'n Excited Rob Ford / August 5, 2014 at 06:41 pm
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Give me DONUTS!!!
The other meat / August 5, 2014 at 06:48 pm
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People should just start eatting racoons already?
They are all over the city and have been eaten for decades in other countries, even as close as the southern states raccoon and sweet potato is main dish. Natives have eaten them for centuries.
Jamie Anders / August 5, 2014 at 07:13 pm
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What we should be doing is BANNING houseplants. So much water is wasted in peoples homes on ornamental plants and fresh cut flowers WHILE there are people in this world without any water at all.

Water should only be used on plants that produce something edible, this will also help the starving and thirsty in the world. If you grow your own vegetables you can donate them to a food back or eat them yourself and take less from the grocery industry. Does it make you feel good to have that orchid, marigold or bleeding hearts on your windowsill instead of growing kale? Kale is a very strong resistant plant that can survive in Toronto's climate even after the first few frosts. Think about it people. We want to feed the starving with good quality food.
Bre replying to a comment from Sam / August 5, 2014 at 09:25 pm
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Ha ha you're too funny. Olivia dressed up as a doughnut - COMMENT OF THE DAY!!!
Al / August 5, 2014 at 10:08 pm
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It amazes me that people can only see the most direct connections available to them. An event like this which involves food is horrible because there are people starving in this city (starving for food even) yet all the other events we attend and daily activities we partake in and all the money wasted eveyday on useless items has no relation to those starving people at all ? Christ, this is a small, independantly owned business having a bit of fun to raise money for a charity. The comments on Blog To these days prove it has become as mainstream as the Toronto Sun.
Al / August 5, 2014 at 10:10 pm
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You win.
blackJena / August 5, 2014 at 11:45 pm
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The more I visit Blogto, the more I am convinced it has more trolls than readers. You guys are basically just a group of assholes that complain about anything.
Steve replying to a comment from blackJena / August 6, 2014 at 04:23 am
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Not complaining supporting. I'm for this event.
Troll Association of Toronto / August 6, 2014 at 05:25 am
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Group of assholes...so...wots yer point, blackjena?
Trev / August 6, 2014 at 07:19 am
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Free the sprinkles!!
Wade / August 6, 2014 at 08:47 am
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Wow is Toronto full pf these angry bitches? "Your not fundraising the right way....waaahhh." Sounds like a great cause and a fun way to raise some donations, so shut it. This is much better than those charity trolls with thier vests on stopping you every 10 feet up Yonge St asking for a donation.
Poutine eating contest is coming / August 6, 2014 at 09:48 am
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Smoke's Poutinerie hits the road with poutine-eating championships

The Toronto event is today!

Events will feature competitive eaters and free poutine for all.

http://smokespoutinerietour.wordpress.com/events/
Soozie / August 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm
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Rob Fordfuckie doesn't have to dress up...he IS a donut, complete with a hole in his head.
Slapnut McGee replying to a comment from blackJena / August 6, 2014 at 12:34 pm
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no, YOU'RE a group of assholes, BlackJena.
The Troll Brigade / August 6, 2014 at 01:19 pm
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It's true though; you have to admit. BlogTO does attract a disproportionate number of angry, lonely helpless sounding lost souls who would complain about anything at the drop of a hat. If your personal life is unhappy, you can't see anything positive in the world. Complaining about others gives one the illusion of having a small amount of power and a modicum of imitation superiority over the rest of the community.
We've not yet heard from the angry drunk from another city who stumbles in every week to call Toronto a "dump".
Mayor of Moosenee / August 6, 2014 at 03:30 pm
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I take a dump in Toronto...flush toilets, ya know.
Group of Assholes Choir / August 6, 2014 at 03:35 pm
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We will be performing at Bloor United on September 5 @ 8 p.m. We will open with "Jesu, Joy of Farting" by Gasro; then "Fartelio"; the finale: Farter's Overture.
Top Glutton / August 7, 2014 at 10:54 pm
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Start your tears now, because I'm gonna win this...

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