Local Eats 127 Jalapenos in 8 mins

Chicagoan Bertoletti won La Costena's jalapeno eating championship by eating 127 whole jalapeno in eight minutes.

Speed eating hundreds of whole jalapenos is considered by many to be the most grueling and entertaining sanctioned event on the Major League Eating circuit. More than 30,000 people witnessed La Costena's annual gastronomical competition, which has become a premiere attraction at the annual Chicago Mexican Independence Day festival.

La Costena jalapenos are the number one jalapeno sold in America. This annual professional eating competition caps the brand's summer-long La Costena Feel the Heat Jalapeno Eating Challenge Tour, which spiced up some of the nations largest cities this year including: Los Angeles, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Atlanta and Chicago.

La Costena is a Mexican company with more than 85 years of experience manufacturing, distributing and marketing high quality canned foods. Its delicious variety of products, including peppers, salsas, beans, mole, mayonnaise, and tender cactus, among other favorites, preserve the flavor of traditional Mexican cuisine, making its products the preferred choice for millions of consumers worldwide. For additional product information, please visit http://www.lacostena.com.mx/.