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Pokey Stix Eating Contest on Saturday

Holy Toledo! Here’s another Gumby Adventure! State College’s favorite drunk food is having another eating contest.

The amazing aroma of Pokey Stix will fill the HUB Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. as GlobeMed at Penn State teams up with Gumby’s Pizza for the second annual Pokey Stix Eating Contest.

Teams of 4 will have their opportunity to devour a massive 20 inch pokey stix to win a “secret prize” and duh, all you can eat Pokeys. Entry fee is $20 per team or $5 per person, with all proceeds going to GlobeMed partnership with EAPSEC’s efforts to create sustainable health care systems in Mexico.

Nothing says helping out like Pokey Stix.

This year Gumby’s Pizza donated 30 Pokeys, marinara sauce and ranch dressing included.

Yesterday, I paid Gumby’s Pizza manager Matt Yadgir a visit to talk about the competition and the popularity of Pokey Stix in State College.

I always wanted to make a Pokey Stix, but don’t worry customer that ordered from University Terrace, I did not make your Pokey. I made my very own. Yadgir told me that what separates Pokeys from other breadsticks is the secret spice recipe in the pokey butter and the 6 ounces of cheese added just before it goes into the oven. They also stay health-conscious by use margarine and soy oil.

Interestingly enough, even with all that butter and cheese, there are approximately 90 calories in one small Pokey Stix. McDonald’s Big Mac has 540 calories. So when you’re tumbling home on a Saturday night at least you know you’re eating well.

Although contest entries closed on Tuesday, you can watch and cheer on your favorite team demolishing Pokey Stix. This year Team Onward State is looking to win the crown.


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