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Mangalore: 'Cold war' - 30 teams gobble up ice creams, winners get IPL tickets

Mangalore: 'Cold war' - 30 teams gobble up ice creams, winners get IPL tickets

Pics: Ramesh Pandith
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (DV)

Mangalore, May 12: It was the perfect way to beat the sweltering heat, and in the process have loads of fun, and to top it all, win free tickets to the ongoing IPL too.

On Sunday May 12, thirty teams spent the weekend evening gobbling up ice creams in a bid to outdo each other in the ice cream eating contest 'Ice Cream Premier League' jointly organized by The 3 Hungry Men and Hangyo's newly-opened Icy Creamz parlour, at the outlet located at Divya Deepa Arcade here.

The event was co-sponsored by Pepsi and 92.7 BIG FM.

Thirty teams participated in the preliminary round wherein a contestant was required to finish half a litre of ice cream in the fastest time possible. Six teams made it to the semi final, and top three teams contested for the coveted IPL tickets in the final round.

After an interesting contest that saw many a litre of ice cream disappearing in no time, Dhiwin Varma and Suraj Shetty grabbed the first prize of two IPL tickets for the 63rd IPL match which will be held on Tuesday May 14 at Bangalore between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Staj Soften and Rohith were the first runner-up, winning two vouchers worth Rs 500.

The second runner-up spot went to Sonal Karkera and Austin.

There was a special 'Man of the Match' prize, which went to Sonal Karkera for finishing half litre of ice cream in a record 1 minute and 16 seconds.

Kiran of Pepsi and F S Miranda, marketing manager of Hangyo handed over the prize to the winners.

Speaking to Daijiworld, F S Miranda said, "We are holding the ice cream eating competition to promote our product to the customers. Hangyo’s Icy Creamz has introduced a new product called Icy Stones which is first of its kind in coastal Karnataka. Icy Stones has varieties like Full Moon Paradise, Crazy Chimp, Oreo Fantasy, Picture Forest, Heart Break Brownie, Happy Appy, Black Forest Blast, Mangalore Chocolate Delight, Alice In Wonderland."  

On this occasion, Girish Kamath was given the prize for winning a competition conducted by 92.7 BIG FM.

Nikhil Pai and Colin D’ Souza of The 3 Hungry Men managed the event.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'Lore

    Sat, May 18 2013

    Dear Nikhil
    Sorry read your comment late.
    I meant 'innovative' after the competition -Re! They would have headed only one way after the competition -Right Re??
    Cool guys- takes something to do what you guys have done! I know commenting is very easy at the outset! But believe me man-I also have experiences!

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  • Nikhil Pai, Mangalore

    Tue, May 14 2013

    Dear Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    > Firstly, the participants weren't forced to participate in this competition

    > Secondly, there was a medical team at the time of the event present there.

    > Lastly, Over eating ! nobody where given unlimited ice cream to eat.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Mon, May 13 2013

    A bad way of promoting the products at the cost of someones health ! Nice to see the pictures but what would be the consequenc of over eating.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'Lore

    Mon, May 13 2013

    Dear Kelvin...
    You are asking after eating err gulping litres ofice cream -What next? Well the obvious.... There's Nothing'Innovative' about it at all....Right Sonal and party?Think even the 3 Hungry men or 4 for that matter will agree!

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  • Nikhil Pai, Mangalore

    Tue, May 14 2013

    R.Bhandarkar, M'Lore

    Well there may not be anything innovative dear Bhandharkar, but yes an effort to make a fun event where people can enjoy eating !

    in that matter even Sonal and party enjoy eating and love to test their appetite and compete in such an event !

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  • Kelvin Castelino, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Mon, May 13 2013

    Really innovative and nice competitions the three hungry men in Mangalore are coming up with! Wondering what would be next when I come down to Mangalore this time )
    Really proud to know these guys, and the way they are moving forward, to bring up the name of Mangalore, in their small and innovative ways, hats off to you :)
    Now I just need to stop by for some ice cream on the way, after seeing the snap shots here!
    Who said its only pregnant women crave for something, ask the team hungry men, they will explain to you this better!

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