Friday, January 19, 2007

The 10 Worst Foods?

Interesting piece from The Center for Science in the Public Interest. Everyone's favorite killjoys have identified 10 foods that we should never, ever, ever eat--and it's obvious the CSPI folks are still under the hypnotic influence of the low-fat mafia. What are the 10 worst foods?

  • Pepperidge Farm Original Flaky Crust Roasted Chicken Pot Pie, with 1,020 calories, 18 grams of saturated fat (oh the evils!) and 13 grams of trans fat. I agree this is a nightmare.
  • McDonald's Chicken Selects Premium Breast Strips. A five-strip order has 630 calores and "11 grams of artery-clogging fat." Frankly, I'd be more concerned about the 1,550 mg of sodium and the floury mix the chicken is breaded with.
  • The Cheesecake Factory's Six-Carb Cheesecake, with 610 calories and 29 grams of saturated fat. Oh heaven forbid! Hey...where can I get this. Wish we had these restaurants here.
  • Dove Ice Cream, with 300 calories and 13 grams of saturated fat for a half-cup. Uh, what about all the SUGAR?
  • Mrs. Fields Milk Chocolate and Walnuts Cookies, with 300 calories "and as much saturated fat as a 12-ounce sirloin steak." Yummmm...steak. Also has six teaspoons of sugar per cookie!
  • The Starbucks Venti 20 Oz. Caffe Mocha with Whipped Cream, which CSPI calls "A Quarter-Pounder with Cheese in a cup." 490 calories and 16 "grams of bad fat."
  • The Burger King Quad Stacker. Four patties, 4 slices of cheese, 8 strips of bacon, and sauce on a bun, with 1,000 calories, 30 grams of saturated fat and 1,800 mg of sodium. Hmmm. Wonder what the carb count is without the bun...
  • Campbell's Chunky, Select, and Red-and-White-Label Condensed Soups. Too much salt. I agree with this one. All those noodles and flour aren't too cool, either.
  • Chipotle Chicken Burrito, with 1,180 calories and 19 grams of saturated fat. Is this a chain? I'm not familiar with it. Anyway, it's tortilla, rice, beans, plus chicken and salsa. Mexican is hard to low carb, by the way--my office is doing a Mexican birthday lunch tomorrow and I still haven't figured out what to eat. I think fajita without the wrap.
  • Haagen Dazs Mint Chip Dazzler. Three scoops of ice cream, hot fudge, Oreos, chocolate sprinkles and whipped cream. The 1,270 calories and 38 grams of saturated fat aren't the biggest problems here.

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