October 11, 2008

Numbers Game: Answer

A cookies & ice cream milkshake from the California-based fast food chain Fatburger contains 1,180 calories and 26.5 teaspoons of added sugar.

For those of you keeping track, that's 32 more calories than eight cans of Coke and as much sugar as one and a half pints of Ben & Jerry's vanilla ice cream.

What I find most frustrating -- and annoying -- is that Fatburger only offers this beverage in a 16 oz serving.

As we know from Brian Wansink's research, most people ordering this will indeed drink the entire thing, even if by the twelfth ounce they feel full.

Why not make this size the "large" and also offer 8 and 12 ounce varieties?

Were that the case, a "small" would pack in a more reasonable, although still significant, 590 calories.

I suppose they need to live up to the chain's name...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Andy Hi,
Unrelated question:
I read today that the recommended amount of vitamin D has doubled due to a new study. I thought most people get enough of it.
How much vitamin D do we get from dairy as compared to being out in the sun?