'I don’t really like chicken that much' says man who ate a rotisserie chicken every day for 40 days

By Fiona Frawley

November 7, 2022 at 10:44am

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Philadelphia man Alexander Tominsky has just completed a challenge he set himself of eating an entire rotisserie chicken every day for 40 days.

The challenge culminated with a public gathering to watch Tominsky consume his final bird on a pier in Philadelphia - an event attended by hundreds of people.

The flyer for the public event read "Come watch me eat an entire rotisserie chicken - November 6th will be the 40th consecutive day that I have eaten an entire chicken", adding that the final dining would take place "on that abandoned pier near Walmart". An idyllic setting for such a historic event, no doubt.

Tominsky has documented his chicken-eating journey on Twitter with his daily updates garnering thousands of likes and retweets. The updates consist of a photo of Tominsky alongside his chicken du jour, usually looking extremely dissatisfied.

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Speaking to The Takeout Tominsky revealed that he doesn't actually like chicken that much, but was drawn in by "the mystery of a rotisserie chicken".

"I find them to be kind of a mysterious food. It’s very cheap, and there’s a mystique about it", he said.

The 31-year-old has also said he hopes to use his new-found fame to collect donations for people that cannot afford chicken themselves.

In an interview with Philadelphia publication Billy Penn, Tominsky shared that as well as the chicken he eats "a little yogurt for breakfast" and sometimes a beer for dinner. When asked if that means no vegetables, he replied "I don’t want to die. Sometimes I’ll have a little tater tots, or the kitchen will give me a dollop of sauce. I have vegetables. If you look through the photos on Twitter, I bought a two and a half-pound carrot, and that got me through three days".

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He also revealed that he always picks the plainest chicken possible and will eat it without seasoning because "I enjoy torturing myself". He said that his favourite chicken over the 40 days was from Philadelphia business Rittenhouse Market where "the staff is nice and the chicken is barely seasoned".

When asked if he'll eat chicken again after the challenge, Tominsky replied: "At this point, I hate chicken".

Header image via Twitter/AlexiconTom
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