Worse Than Prison Meals: The Very Ordinary Food Served To SAS Australia Recruits Revealed… But Sam Burgess Couldn’t Get Enough
SAS Australia stars were fed a diet of porridge and boiled eggs while filming the show, with one celebrity claiming the “food was worse than prison food.”
Cajun chicken, lamb kofta and Thai beef noodle salad are among the items fed to the 40,000 inmates who call the prison home in Australia.
Compare that to what was on the menu for SAS stars currently being challenged to brag on Channel Seven’s hit show.
Worse than prison meals: SAS Australia stars fed a diet of porridge and boiled eggs, with one celebrity claiming the ‘caterpillar was worse than prison food’
‘The food was downright awful. Porridge and a boiled egg for breakfast,” said one famous participant.
‘That was it. No coffee, no cereal, no bacon – nothing. Most of us couldn’t stand it.’
“They feed you better in prison. At least there you get toast and jam and a hot drink in the morning.
‘The food was downright awful. Porridge and a boiled egg for breakfast,” said one famous participant. ‘That was it. No coffee, no cereal, no bacon – nothing. Most of us couldn’t stand it
“It was clearly part of the strategy designed to try and break us. What I would have given for a hash brown and sausage and egg McMuffin.’
And if you think breakfast was bad, lunch and dinner doesn’t get much better.
For lunch, the 18 celebrities who took part in the show were served a single wrap with lettuce and a small piece of chicken, while for dinner it was usually a piece of chicken accompanied by steam peas or lettuce leaves.
And that was it. No dessert or anything like that,” said one celebrity contestant.
‘It’s not food’: In Tuesday’s episode, celebrity chef Manu complained about the selection of food offered while competing in the military-style series
“It was tough for the big boys like Sam (Burgess) and Mark (Philloupossis).
“With the amount of energy expended each day, they would be starving all the time.”
“There were times when we felt sorry for the bigger boys and fed them some of the food off our plate. It was sort of like seconds when there weren’t seconds.’
On Tuesday’s episode, celebrity chef Manu complained about the selection of food on offer while competing in the military-style series.
As he sat down next to his recruits, the 48-year-old food critic appeared to have lost his appetite as he threw his spoon at the table.
“You’re not having much luck with this one,” Jana Pittman noted.
“I’ll try,” he replied, before trying to swallow another spoonful of porridge.
“You don’t normally eat porridge like that?” asked fellow recruit Mark Philippoussis.
An exasperated Manu replied, ‘No. I don’t eat porridge, I eat food.’
Couldn’t get enough: But Sam Burgess, pictured left, couldn’t get enough as he remained starving throughout the show