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Garlic Breath Contest

Contestants are encouraged to cheat by eating lots of delicious garlicky food before entering the Garlic Breath Contest. Started in 2012 and the first garlic festival in the world to use a gas chromatograph to measure garlic breath, contestants’ breath is measured in the parts-per-billion of three crucial garlic elements — Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S), Methanethiol, and Dimethyl Sulphide.  A prize is awarded to the contestant with the highest reading of H2S (that is, with the strongest garlic breath).

First Prize

  • 2 dozen Ontario heirloom garlic bulbs

Second and Third prize:

  • Baker’s dozen (13) Ontario heirloom garlic bulbs