November 11, 2008

No Wonder Potatoes Have A Bad Reputation

Arby's is offering a new side item on their menu -- loaded potato bites (pictured at left).

Uh oh, the term "loaded" is generally code for "artery and waist busting."

This is no exception.

These "yummy pieces of fluffy potato, deep fried and loaded with cheddar cheese and bits of bacon" are accompanied with a ranch sour cream dipping sauce.

A large side order (10 pieces) adds 707 calories, 14 grams of saturated fat (almost three quarters of a day's worth), and 1,600 milligrams of sodium (two thirds of a day's worth) to your tray.

The ranch dip, meanwhile, contributes an additional 158 calories, 4 grams of saturated fat, and 277 milligrams of sodium.

This is calorically equal to two orders of large fries at McDonald's.

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