IT is dubbed the ‘largest food fight in the world’ and sees the streets transformed into a sea of red.

And this year was no exception at the annual ‘La Tomatina’ tomato fight in the Valencia town of Bunol, with 40,000 revellers hurling 120 tons of the fruit at each other.

Many participants wore goggles to protect their eyes at the festival – thought to date back to 1945 – as the pulp from thousands of tomatoes thrown from a convoy of five trucks created a mushy carpet.

The food fight boosts the town’s economy to the tune of €300,000.