Drowning in eggnog

Drowning In Eggnog
Eggnog chugging contest lands Utah man in the hospital.

UTAH COUNTY, Utah (KSL) A Utah man is recovering after nearly drowning in eggnog.

Even though the drinks at the party contained no alcohol, the heavy drink nearly put Ryan Roche out of commission for the holidays.

“I think it was one of those spur of the moment kind of things,” Roche says.

As his holiday office party wound down earlier this month, Roche headed for the door with his wife and kids.

“They busted out some eggnog,” Roche recalls.

An eggnog-chugging contest was getting started, and one of Roche’s colleagues called him out to compete. Roche said he’s a competitive guy and couldn’t walk away.

The record at that point was 22 seconds. There was a Ruth’s Chris Steak House gift card on the line, so Roche faced off against two other co-workers.

“I just opened up my throat, didn’t even swallow,” he said. “I pretty much poured it down.”

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