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People spit milk balls for a friendly competition

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Typically, spitting in downtown is frowned upon, except the one magical day of the year where the South Bend Chocolate Company celebrates the Malted Milk Ball Olympics.  This is an annual contest, where the goal is to spit a malted milk ball the farthest.

Amateur Milk Ball Spitter, Drew Elegante says there is a strategy to spitting milk balls for distance.  "The first time, I whipped my neck, and I whipped it into the ground so that was not working,"  Elegante said, "so then I thought I could get a running start and that worked out pretty well and then I tried a jump move, so there really is a lot of technique that goes into something like this.

South Bend resident,  Jason Lazano was excited for the opportunity to compete in this years contest.  "The first thing I noticed was another guy spitting something," Lazano said, "and I was like they they are spitting, so you have to be part of that."

Owner of the South Bend Chocolate Cafe, Mark Tarner says this contest can get pretty competitive.  "It is a very competitive thing, like the Olympics," Tarner said, "last year the olympian was from Valparaiso, 21 feet 9 inches."

The contest takes place at all South Bend Chocolate locations.  The grand prize winner is one pound of malted milk balls a weeks for an entire year.

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