Friday, June 20, 2008

Yummy, Yummy!!

The following is something I came across while perusing the web. No too surprising..I is the fast food industry after all folks.

The Top 20 Worst Foods in America
The following is a list of "The Top 20 Worst Foods in America". These are name brand restaurants items & store bought frozen or shelf foods. The list also breaks down each of the WORST foods with total calories; fat grams; & carbs. Check out this list...we think that you'll be very surprised.
#20: Worst Fast-Food Chicken Meal - Chicken Selects Premium Breast Strips from McDonald's (5 pieces) with creamy ranch sauce. 830 Calories, 55 grams fat (4.5 grams trans fat), 48 carbs. Add a large fries and regular size soda and this seemingly innocuous chicken meal tops out at 1,710 calories.
#19: Worst Drink - Jamba Juice Chocolate Moo'd Power Smoothie (30 fl oz.). 900 calories, 10 grams fat, 183 carbs, 166 grams sugar. Jamba Juice calls it a smoothie MSNBC calls it a milk shake. The beverage contains as much sugar as 8 pints of Ben & Jerry's Buter Pecan Ice Cream.
#18: Worst Supermarket Meal - Pepperidge Farm Roasted Chicken Pot Pie (whole pie). 1,020 calories, 64 grams fat, 86 grams carbs. Label may say this pie serves two, but, who ever divided a small pot pie in half? Once you crack the crust, there will be no stopping!
#17: Worst "healthy" burger - Ruby Tuesday Bella Turkey Burger. 1,145 calories, 71 grams fat, 56 grams carbs.
#16: Worst Mexican entree - Chipolte Mexican Grill Chicken Burrieto. 1,179 calories, 47 grams fat, 125 grams carbs, 2,656 mg sodium.
#15: Worst kid's meal - Macaroni Grill Double Macaroni 'n' Cheese. 1,210 calories, 62 grams fat, 3,450 mg sodium. It's like feeding your kid 1-1/2 boxes of Kraft Mac 'n' Cheese.
#14:Worst Sandwich - Quizno's Classic Italian (large). 1,528 calories, 92 grams fat, 4,604 mg sodium, 110 grams carbs. a large homemade sandwich would more likely provided about 500 calories.
#13: Worst salad - On The Border Grande Taco Salad with Taco Beef. 1,450 calories, 102 grams fat, 78 grams carbs, 2,410 mg sodium. This isn't an annomaly: Five different On The Border salads on the menu contain more than 1,100 calories each.
#12: Worst burger - Carl's Jr. (Hardee's on the East Coast) Double Six Dollar Burger. 1,520 calories! 111 grams fat.Carl's Jr. brags it's home to this enormous sandwich, but the restaurant chain also provides convenient nutrition in fo on it's website -- so ignorance is no excuse for eating it.
#11: Worst steak - Lonestar 20 oz T-Bone. 1,540 calories, 124 grams fat. Add a baked potato and Lonestar's Signature Lettuce Wedge, and this is a 2,700 calorie blowout!
#10: Worst breakfast - Bob Evans Caramel Banana Pecan Cream Stacked and Stuffed hotcakes. 1,540 calories, 77 grams fat (9 grams trans fat), 198 grams carbs, 109 grams sugar. Five Egg McMuffins yield the same caloriccost as this stackof sugar-stuffed flapjack's, which is truly a heavy breakfast, weighing in at a hefty pond and a half!
#9: Worst dessert - Chili's Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream. 1,600 calories, 78 grams fat, 215 grams carbs. Would you eat a Big Mac for dessert? How about three? That's the calorie equivalent of this decadent dish. Clearly, Chili's customers get their money's worth.
#8: Worst Chinese entree - P.F. Chang's Pork Lo Mein. 1,820 calories, 127 grams fat! 95 grams carbs. The fat content in this dish alone provides more than 1,100 calories. And you'd have to eat almost five servings of pasta to match the number of carbs it contains. Now, do you really need five servings of pasta?
#7: Worst chicken entree - Chili's Honey Chipotle Crispers with Chipotle Sauce. 2,040 calories, 99 grams fat, 240 grams carbs. "Crispers" refers to an extra thick layer of bread crumbs that soak up oil and adds unnecessaryu calories and carbs to these glorified chicken strips.
#6: Worst fish entree - On The Border Dos XX Fish Tacos with Rice and Beans. 2,100 calories, 130 grams fat, 169 grams carbs, 4,700 mg sodium. Perhaps the most misleadingly named dish in America: A dozen crunchy tacos from Taco Bell will saddle you with fewer calories.
#5: Worst pizza - Uno Chicago Grill Chicago Classic Deep Dish Pizza. 2,310 calories, 162 grams fat, 123 grams carbs, 4,470 mg sodium. Downing this "personal" pizza is equivalent to eating 18 slices of Domino's Crunchy Thin Crust cheese pizza.
#4: Worst pasta - Macaroni Grill Spaghetti and Meatballs with Meat Sauce. 2,430 calories, 128 grams fat, 207 grams carbs, 5,290 mg sodium. This meal satisfied your claorie requirements for an entire day!
#3: Worst nachos - On The Border Stacked Border Nachos. 2,740 calories, 166 grams fat, 191 grams carbs, 5,280 mg sodium!
#2: Worst starter - Chili's Awesome Blossom. 2,710 calories, 203 grams fat, 194 grams carbs, 6,360 mg sodium!!!
#1: THE WORST FOOD IN AMERICA - Outback Steakhouse Aussie Cheese Fries with Ranch Dressing. 2,900 calories, 182 grams fat, 240 grams carbs! Even if you were to split these "starters" with three of your friends, you'll have downed a dinner's worth of calories before your entree arrives!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In the era of the 64-oz. soda, the 1,200-calorie burger, food companies now produce enough each day for every American to consume 3,800 calories per day as compared to the 2,350 needed for survival. Not only adults but kids are also consuming far more calories than they can possibly use.