We all know our friends in the U.S just love their fast food,
but from what the Xtreme Eating Awards across the Pacific tell us, some
American foods are plain criminal- see here
The awards, presented by the Centre for Science in the Public Interest, seek to
vilify some of America’s most disgusting fast foods.
I nearly fell off my chair when I heard about the Cold Stone
Creamery PB and C Shake, which is a milkshake made of peanut butter, chocolate
ice cream and milk. I mean, for a start, I don’t think peanut butter should
EVER be in a drink and secondly, one shake is worth a whopping 8,442 kilojoules
(2010 calories) and has 68 grams of fat in it. I think I’ve put on a kilo just
thinking about it.
And what about Denny’s Fried Cheese Melt? We’re talking four
fried mozzarella sticks, covered in melted cheese between two slices of bread,
with a side of fries and marinara sauce.
That one’s worth 6426 kilojoules (1,530 calories), 36 grams of fat and
two day’s worth of salt. Talk about indigestion inducement!
So, if myDr.com.au’s maths are right, if I was to ‘treat’
myself to a Fried Cheese Melt, washed down with a PB and C Shake, it would take
me almost seven hours of cross country running or 17 hours of Pilates to burn
OK, so it’s shocking, but before you think ‘It only happens
in America’, I’d like to remind you
that KFC bought its woeful ‘ Double Down’ burger to Australian shores in March.
Yes, that’s the burger with two pieces of chicken replacing the bun itself. That’s
gotta be up there with that peanut butter milkshake, surely.
We aren’t far behind America in the obesity stakes so it
begs the question: what’s the worst Aussie junk foods you’ve seen lately?