DELICIOUS: Loyal Bakearoma customer Ian Holberton and manager Kevin Jarick enjoy tasty old-fashioned pies ahead of the pie-eating contest.
DELICIOUS: Loyal Bakearoma customer Ian Holberton and manager Kevin Jarick enjoy tasty old-fashioned pies ahead of the pie-eating contest. Stephanie Kay

Could you be the next pie eating champion of Roma?

EVER wondered how many scrumptious pies you could eat in just 10 minutes?

Easter in the Country is your chance to test your food-scoffing talents in the race to be named Pie Eating Champion of Roma.

A bevy of 100 beautifully baked Bakearoma pies will be available for contestants.

Bakearoma manager Kevin Jarick said the bakery was excited to be part of the pie-eating action.

"We're trying to make it as exciting for everyone as possible," he said.

"We'll have 100 pies there ready to go, with our pie van there ready in case someone has a bigger appetite than anticipated."

Mr Jarick said Bakearoma customers travelled from far and wide to taste their pies.

"We don't buy the ingredients premixed, they are made by hand the old-fashioned way with locally produced ingredients," he said.

"We still make pies the same way we made them 50 years ago and they are made fresh every day."

Mr Jarick said the most popular Bakearoma pies were the chicken garlic and bacon and cheese.

The competition kicks off on Sunday, April 5 from 10.30am at Bassett Park and nominations must be in by 10am at Roma's Easter in the Country tent.

Each contest will last 10 minutes, with four participants in each heat and there will be four heats.

Nominate early to ensure your spot, the winner will be the person who eats the most meat pies in 10 minutes and there will be a judge to enforce the rules.

The winner will receive a prize and entry is free.

The Rules

  • Hands will be tied behind your back while eating the pie/s- no hands allowed
  • Once you have finished one pie you will receive the next one to eat
  • Vomiting will result in disqualification from the contest

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