Oh, beautiful for spacious thighs, for amply weighed fat grams. Men's Health recently released "The 20 Worst Foods in America 2009." Topping the list is the Baskin-Robbins Large Chocolate Oreo Shake, which could fulfill a full day's caloric needs with its count at 2,600. Add to that its 135 grams of fat and you've got the equivalent of about four-and-a-half Big Macs. What a snack!
Also making the list is a Chinese entrée equaling 42 Krispy Kreme donut holes and a fish entrée equaling 35 Chicken McNuggets.
Whether or not you think it should be mandated by law, these examples give good reasoning to those who'd like this information printed on menus. Of course, you can also see why restaurants would put up a fight.
Due to employment issues in my household, we've severely cut back any restaurant dining, so this isn't really an issue for me. And even when I eat out, I tend to order smaller, healthier items than those on the 20 Worst list. (Though we did make a pizza the other night with bacon and pear--which we just had to fry in the bacon fat.)
Do reports like these affect how you eat at restaurants? Do you ever consult the hidden-away-but-available nutritional information? Will you now?