This just looks...icky.
I'm not above the occasional burger, but - ugh. I'd be nauseous and off my game for a week after one of these.
And yet, I'm drawn to defend it.
Its enemies, naturally:
"They would argue they are just giving people what they want. I would say this is beyond the pale," said Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. "Probably no nutritionist ever imagined that a product like this would be marketed."So while your nauseating megaburger makes me feel mildly awful just looking at the picture, I'll defend to the death your right to market it - if it tweezes of the professionally indignant.
Jacobson pointed out that one Monster Thickburger contains twice the recommended daily allowance of saturated fat, and nearly a full day's worth of sodium. Even before the new Monster Thickburger, the chain offered five sandwiches with 1,000 calories or more, and eight overall that have more calories than what was once the big-burger standard — McDonald’s 600-calorie Big Mac.
"If Hardee's persists in marketing this junk, it should at least list calories right up on the menu board," Jacobson said.
Bon Appetit!Posted by Mitch at November 19, 2004 08:51 AM | TrackBack