Saturday, August 11, 2007

McCardiac Arrest

McDonald's answer to Hardee's Monster Burger in Australia:
Some of the fast-food chains sell super-sized Quarter Pounders, which contain about 220g of fat and 11,500kJ each, on request.

The "double pounder" is the equivalent of more than three days' worth of fat for a grown man - or almost five Pizza Hut deep-pan Hawaiian pizzas or 45 Tim Tams.
"Have it Your Way" takes on new meaning. And for $0.99 more, they'll throw in a defibrillator, too.

-Wes

ADDENDUM: In this related article, it seems the Australian Medical Association wants to take McDonalds $330,000 for use of their heart-healthy logo, but then turns around and claims to the media "Sheesh. These things are really BAD for you!"

Looks like they got their hand caught in the cookie jar, just like our AMA across the pond...

2 comments:

isles said...

I would not have thought it possible to consume 220 grams of fat at one sitting.

There are 11 grams of fat in a tablespoon of butter. So this burger is like eating two and a half sticks of butter. I kind of want to throw up just thinking about it.

Lindystar the HOR blogger said...

Good lord.

Honestly? GAH!!


Btw it's so cool that you posted that being the heart dude and all. Funny :)