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Worst Food 2009

January 23, 2009

The Worst Food in America of 2009: Baskin Robbins Large Chocolate Oreo Shake, 2,600 calories, 135 g fat … “more than a day’s worth of calories and three days worth of saturated fat, and, worst of all, usually takes less than 10 minutes to sip through a straw.”
Worst Sandwich of 2009: Quizno’s Tuna Melt (large), 2,090 calories, 175 g fat … “Puts tuna’s healthy reputation on the line. A large homemade sandwich would likely provide one-fourth of the calories.”
Worst Salad of 2009: T.G.I. Fridays Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad, 1,360 calories, Fat: unknown … “Six out of the seven (TGIF salads) we analyzed topped out with more than 900 calories, which means that lunchtime can be the start of something big—namely, your belly.”
Worst Burger of 2009: Chili’s Smokehouse Bacon Triple-The-Cheese Big Mouth Burger with Jalapeno Ranch Dressing, 2,040 calories, 150 g fat … ” … Two-and-a-half day’s worth of fat—a full third of which is saturated. To do that much damage with roasted sirloin, you’d have to eat about eight 6-ounce steaks.”

Source: Men’s Health via Lifehacker

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2 comments

  1. 2,600 calories is simply just so disturbing!
    I’ve never been much of a fast food person, I barely eat out anywhere (home cooked meals ftw!), which makes me feel a bit better about it now. Although, I still find it irritating that a salad would be so unhealthy. People who are hoping for a healthy alternative on a menu, will simply be deceived by instead taking something that is still as unhealthy as everything else.
    Nice use of the Kaiba image btw.


    • Yes, that is how many calories I eat in a day sometimes, but it is packed in one item in that case. Total amount of calories should not be too disturbing though – what matters the most is where they come from. Most calories come from fat, but not all fat is equal. Trans and saturated fat are the worst. Nevertheless, 100 grams of total fat is huge! Moreover, 59g of saturated fat is very scary…

      Thanks, episode five of Kaiba was quite good.



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