We tried, and we failed. The parched pea eating record, once held by Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, is not returning to Preston.
Many consider Preston the home of the parched pea but it wasn’t to be during the event on the Flag Market.
Plenty of Prestonians queued up to have a go, including members of Preston Police, but they couldn’t bring it home – as Paul Melling witnessed.
Members of the public needed to eat 41 parched peas in 30 seconds using just a cocktail stick to bring the record back home to Preston. It is currently held by an American.
Organised by Preston Business Improvement District the event launched the Love Food, Love Preston.