New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemiregarnered a lot of attention in recent weeks for his trip to Israeland the comments that he’d be practicing Judaism, including eating kosher and observing the Jewish holidays.
That got the attention of Marc Gold of Gold Pure Food Products, which has been making kosher products for 78 years. Gold, whose company is the official mustard of the New York Mets and New York Islanders, has now issued a challenge to Stoudemire.
“If Amar’e is really Jewish then there is only one way to prove it,” Gold told CNBC. “How much horseradish can he handle?”
Gold said the challenge will include picking up Stoudemire from his home and taken via limo to Gold’s Horseradish plant in Hempstead, NY. Once there, Gold said he’ll be asked to spend 30 seconds “exploring his horseradish roots.”
If Stoudemire doesn’t burst out crying in the grinding room or after eating a forkful of horseradish on a piece of matzoh and doesn’t fall backwards after smelling a gallon of horseradish placed right before his eyes, he’ll win the challenge.