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Don't show this to your arteries!

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:46 am

Live or let fry: KFC 'man-time' bunless burger blasted

It's been called "The Double" by its creators, but the new bunless burger from KFC doesn't just have twice the usual serve of fried chicken, it also has an unhealthily high amount of kilojoules and fat, nutritionists say.

The burger, which will be sold across Australia for four weeks from tomorrow, has two slices of bacon and cheese sandwiched between two slabs of chicken - and no bread. It will cost $7.95 per burger, or $9.95 for a burger with fries and a drink.

The original recipe burger has 1939 kilojoules, 22.3 grams of fat and 1681 milligrams of sodium per serve. The Zinger burger has 2515 kilojoules, 35.7 grams of fat and 2058 milligrams of sodium

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So....
whaddya think?
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Re: Don't show this to your arteries!

Postby Kim OHara » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:56 am

It won't affect me :tongue: - as far as I can remember, the last time I ate KFC was in Alice Springs in, let's see, 1988.
But it does make me feel a bit (more) disgusted with them and sorry for their customers.
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Re: Don't show this to your arteries!

Postby Fede » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:45 am

I have some considerable sympathy for the pig and chicken, too..... :shock:
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Re: Don't show this to your arteries!

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:18 pm

Ben wrote:So....
whaddya think?


Heart attack on a plate.

It reminds me of a guy I knew a few years back who had a Lao girlfriend. He was a vegetarian and she was an omnivore / carnivore. They prepared their own meals and then ate together. He said that it was not enough for her to just cook one animal in each meal, but always had the meat of at least two different animals in each meal.
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Re: Don't show this to your arteries!

Postby Jhana4 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:40 pm

I think the restaurant should offer free sodas with statins mixed into them with the meal.
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Re: Don't show this to your arteries!

Postby Viscid » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:20 pm

You know, it's not really that bad.

A McDonalds Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese has 740 Calories (3098 kj,) 42 grams of fat and 1380mg sodium. I have one of these occasionally.
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Re: Don't show this to your arteries!

Postby andre9999 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:50 pm

Beware the limited time offer. It was originally intended for a limited time in the US, but we've had it now for nearly a year. Reminds me of the old Jack In The Box commercial with the focus group...

"I understand the meat... and I get the cheese... but what's with the bun?"

Jack charges into the room, "Without the bun you'd have meat and cheese all over your hands!"

<blank stares>

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Re: Don't show this to your arteries!

Postby bodom » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:51 pm

Ive had one awhile back and have to say it was pretty damn good. :pig:

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Re: Don't show this to your arteries!

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:07 pm

Hi Bodom

Yesterday I was reading an article about news in, I think, San Antonio. The public face of the Heart Attack Grill, a 'large' young guy whose name escapes me, died suddenly. I'd never heard of the Heart Attack Grill before and was disturbed by some of the menu offerings, such as the 'quadruple bi-pass burger'.
What people put in their mouths, eh?
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tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Don't show this to your arteries!

Postby bodom » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:34 pm

Ben wrote:Hi Bodom

Yesterday I was reading an article about news in, I think, San Antonio. The public face of the Heart Attack Grill, a 'large' young guy whose name escapes me, died suddenly. I'd never heard of the Heart Attack Grill before and was disturbed by some of the menu offerings, such as the 'quadruple bi-pass burger'.
What people put in their mouths, eh?


Hi Ben

Ive never even heard of the place. Its a shame that some people have no self control when it comes to eating and that places like the above take advantage of these people the way they do.

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Re: Don't show this to your arteries!

Postby daverupa » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:44 pm

Heart Attack Grill has a wiki and, rather than taking advantage as you suggest, seems to be doing what it does on account of a provocative marketing strategy. That people without self-control in their eating habits suffer is a matter of course, but suggesting that this or that establishment is cashing in on such impulses is to attempt mind-reading with a pessimistic bias.

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Re: Don't show this to your arteries!

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:21 pm

Greetings Bodom,

bodom wrote:
Ben wrote:Hi Bodom

Yesterday I was reading an article about news in, I think, San Antonio. The public face of the Heart Attack Grill, a 'large' young guy whose name escapes me, died suddenly. I'd never heard of the Heart Attack Grill before and was disturbed by some of the menu offerings, such as the 'quadruple bi-pass burger'.
What people put in their mouths, eh?


Hi Ben

Ive never even heard of the place. Its a shame that some people have no self control when it comes to eating and that places like the above take advantage of these people the way they do.

:anjali:

Indeed.

In recent years there has been a successful push to remove fast-food advertising from children's programming on commercial tv stations and the requirement of fast food chains to display nutritional information regarding their products. Neither of which would have happened without legislative pressure. Our societies are experiencing the health effects of an obesity epidemic. Its all very well for some people to lay responsibility of ill-health at the feet of those who lack self control, but marketers are complicit in the effects their products cause.
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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