Worst food of 2009

by Stephanie Chasteen on February 21, 2009

I’ve been meaning to post this tidbit from Yahoo News for a while.  You want a jaw-dropper?  Read this!

The Worst Food of 2009

Baskin Robbins Large Chocolate Oreo Shake
2,600 calories
135 g fat (59 g saturated fat, 2.5 g trans fats)
263 g sugars
1,700 mg sodium

We didn’t think anything could be worse than Baskin Robbins’ 2008 bombshell, the Heath Bar Shake. After all, it had more sugar (266 grams) than 20 bowls of Froot Loops, more calories (2,310) than 11 actual Heath Bars, and more ingredients (73) than you’ll find in most chemist labs. Rather than coming to their senses and removing it from the menu, they did themselves one worse and introduced this caloric catastrophe. It’s soiled with 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.

See more horrifying foods at Yahoo’s Worst Foods site.

On a slightly more enlightened note, I also just found out about this father/daughter co-penned volume, Food Bites, the Science of the Foods We Eat.  It’s now on my Amazon wish list, it’s got such gems as an exploration of hollow chocolate bunnies, what to do when salt gets sticky, and how to keep guacamole from turning brown, as well as what happens to your eyes working on anonion ring factory.  They also tackle the food industry, from Lucky Charms to juice boxes to TV dinners.  Sounds fascinating!

{ 3 comments }

Mrs. CH February 21, 2009 at 2:12 am

Wow!!! That shake sounds…so good! Hahaha! Seriously though, that’s crazy :S

sibylle February 21, 2009 at 4:26 pm

No wonder over 60% of Americans are overweight! The recommended calories for women over forty is near 1,500 – so one could eat that shake over the course of several days …..if it keeps well….

Melanie Mulhall February 24, 2009 at 4:15 pm

Stephanie,

That any company would actually create an item for sale that is this harmful is alarming. I would boycott Baskin Robbins, but I cannot recall the last time I was in one. I have often wondered how anyone could think they can eat such concoctions with inpunity. How naive is the American public? Very, it would seem!

Melanie

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