Young mum dies after choking on biscuits during food challenge


A young mother has died after attempting to fit as many biscuits into her mouth as possible as part of a food challenge ‘party game’.

Bethan Gaskin, 24, reportedly passed out and stopped breathing after the chocolate-coated Jaffa Cakes became lodged in her throat.

The UK mother-of-one tried to spit them out, but collapsed at her home in Bourne, Lincolnshire on February 22 and was rushed to hospital.

Bethan Gaskin choked and passed out on her bathroom floor before suffering from a heart attack after attempting a biscuit-eating challenge. She died five days later in Hospital. Source: Facebook

The young woman suffered a heart attack but tragically died at Peterborough City Hospital five days later from sustained brain injuries.

Ms Gaskin’s adoptive mother Michele, 52, who witnessed the tragedy take place, warned other revellers of the dangers of attempting ‘food challenges’ on Friday (local time).

“I remember raising my eyebrows when Bethan started the game, thinking, ‘How old are you?’, and telling her to spit them out,” she said, according to the Metro.

The young mum suffered a heart attack after choking when she attempted a party game known as ‘the Jaffa Cake’ challenge. Source: Getty, file

Michele said her daughter went to the toilet to “get rid of” the biscuits, but did not return after some time.

A friend went to check on Ms Gaskin and found her slumped on the bathroom floor.

Her panic-stricken mother called emergency services while one of her friends performed CPR as they waited for paramedics to arrive.

“So many people have said they play a similar game with marshmallows. Even my 90-year-old aunt said she does it with Maltesers,” Michele added.

Ms Gaskin’s party game death shocked her family. Source: Facebook

The family also spoke of the heartbreaking moment they told the woman’s three-year-old daughter, Lili, about her mother’s death.

“I just told her that mummy was very sick and the doctors couldn’t make her better so she has died and we can’t see her again,” Michele said.

The fatality comes after a young woman died during a university pancake eating contest.

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