MLE Valentine's Day Massacre

Date: 02/13/2006
Location: 847 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL
Winner: Pat Bertoletti, Heart-shaped Chocolates
Total Prizes: $5000

On February 13 at 11:00am, competitive eaters from all over the country came together to celebrate love in the chocolate capital of America--Chicago, Illinois.

The Valentine's Day Chocolate Massacre took place at the famed Chicago Chocolate Company and featured a total of $5,000 in prize money.

Pat Bertoletti was revolutionary in his use of hot water to aid in the chewing of the chocolate.

Bertoletti (Chicago, IL) consumed 1 lb, 15.5 oz to win $2500; Bubba Yarbrough (Newnan, GA) placed second to earn $1250; Kevin Carr (Columbus, OH) placed third for $750; Jim Hamrick (Springfield, IL) was fourth and earned $325 and Domenico Alesi (Chicago, IL) took fifth place and went home with $175.