October 4, 2007

Mega (Fattening) Mac

The United States may have the world's highest percentage of obese adults, but competition is heating up.

Take a look at the Mega Mac -- Japan's hottest McDonald's hamburger, advertised as "beef heaven". Just how hot, you ask? Try 3 million sold within FOUR days of its January 2007 launch.

It was so popular, in fact, that what was supposed to be a limited two-week New Year's offer was brought back in April and May. Sales soared.

It is, in essence, the equivalent of two Big Macs, thanks to its four beef patties.

That comes out to 1,020 calories, 50 grams of fat, 100% of the maximum saturated fat intake, and 86% of a day's worth of sodium.

What intrigues me more than what your body must feel like after you finish that last bite is how people fit this in their mouth. Is it a two-layer process?

More importantly, does this mean we can expect Supersize Me, San in theaters soon?

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