Hard Truth About Just How Many Calories Are In Fast Food

Sophie Clayton at Next Generation Food has put together a frightening chart about the insane amount of calories in fast food.

Clayton finds the Burger King Triple Whopper is the monarch of caloriedom, with 1,360 calories (the Recommended Daily Allowance is between 2,000 and 2,500), and also reigns supreme in cholesterol and fat content.

Other shockers: the Dunkin’ Donuts Blueberry Crumb Donut weighs in at 470 calories — disconcerting for something that takes three seconds to eat — and the Subway footlong Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki packs an un-Jared-like 760 calories between its buns.

Moral of the story: Calories are an exact indicator of the deliciousness of food items. The more calories, the better the food tastes. But allowing your tongue to do the thinking for you will make you fat and dead.

Processed food: A silent assassin? [Next Generation Food]
(Photo: Matt McGee)
(Thanks, Ciaran!)