August 14, 2008

Same Mess, Different Name

Burger King and Wendy's have launched new burgers and chicken sandwiches. I can barely contain myself!

First up, Burger King's Cheesy Bacon Tendercrisp -- "premium crispy white meat chicken breast, three kinds of cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and mayonnaise on a corn-dusted bun".

Don't you love the usage of "crispy" as opposed to "deep fried"?

Anyhow, this gem (which, actually, is being relaunched) adds up to 1,179 calories, 26 grams of saturated fat (more than a day's worth) and 2,312 of sodium (95% of a day 's worth).

Over at Wendy's, the "Baconator" (can't you just smell the oozing testosterone?) awaits.

This concoction -- pictured alongside this post -- contains half a pound of ground beef, 6 bacon strips, 2 slices of cheese, mayonnaise, and ketchup.

That's right -- not even a measly lettuce leaf.

And so you end up with 830 calories, 23 grams of saturated fat, 1,880 milligrams of sodium, 1 (yes, ONE) gram of fiber, and really bad breath.

Oh, here's a fun Wendy's fact: their cheese sauce is made from 25 different ingredients, including corn syrup solids.

1 comment:

Jim Purdy said...

You said of Wendys' Baconator:
"And so you end up with 830 calories, 23 grams of saturated fat, 1,880 milligrams of sodium, 1 (yes, ONE) gram of fiber, and really bad breath."

Wow! I've never had a Baconator, but your comment makes me think that I haven't been missing out on anything. Thanks.