Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The Baconator Rant
Yesterday, during my recovery time spent on the couch, I stumbled upon an article from the guy who does the "Eat This, Not That" stuff, David Zinczenko. Normally, I feel a large sense of sarcastic skepticism when I see his work, mostly because of the nagging thought I have in my head, "This is a diet? You really think you're going to get skinny by eating banana splits and M&M's instead of caramel sundaes and s'mores?" However, I do really enjoy the fact that he's out there doing research about just how many calories that pizza or pasta really packs...Thus, I wanted to share with you the disgusting grossness that is the Wendy's Baconator.
Check these pictures out, man. How nasty is that? I find the comparison between the two particularly interesting, the first being the one Wendy's touts as an advertisement and the second what you actually get in that greasy, fat-soaked wrapper! EEEWWWW! David Zinczenko found that The Baconator, when combined with a small fries and a small Coke (which seems to be an underestimated size assumption...wouldn't most people get large sized sides?), packs an astounding 1,850 calories and 106 grams of fat!!!!
I have to admit, I start seeing red when I think about that. Wendy's isn't who we should blame...after all, they created the sandwich to meet their market demands and cater to their customers. But seriously, how disconnected are we from our food needs when this kind of thing is what we're asking for? I mean really, who could ever think they need this for food? For survival? To propagate the species? At the risk of ranting like a babbling idiot, I have to ask, "What the hell?"
at 8:16 AM