Posts tagged ‘Obesity’

Hunger + Obesity = 1 Global Food Issue


January 10, 2011 at 10:04 am Leave a comment

Huge History

Eww. I was just watching a Modern Marvels show on the History Channel about Supersized Food and it’s grossing me out. Is it humorous or sad that the current monstrous state of our food has become a modern marvel? When did bigger become better? What about taste, quality, and culinary execution?

Mallie’s Sport Bar & Grill, South Gate MI – home of the 10lbĀ  Monster Burger, which gets ordered about 6 times a week. They have a big burger lineup, you see, from a half pound to the ridiculous burger…100lb meat patty with all the fixin’s (8lbs of American cheese, 10lbs of pickles, 8lbs of tomatoes, 10lbs of onions, 5lbs of bacon, 10lbs of lettuce) and measures 26″ in diameter x 1.5ft tall. Some quick math – this burger contains about 150,000 calories. Mallie’s proudly designed and renovated cooking tools in the meat industry to cook this beast, which starts out as a 255lb meat patty before 14hrs cooking time. The bun alone weighs 25lbs. The makers of this ridiculous burger say they do it because they think food should be entertaining. (more…)

December 6, 2010 at 11:09 am 1 comment

Fault Lines

Fast food, fat profits: Obesity in America

November 28, 2010 at 10:45 am Leave a comment

Happy Thanksgiving!

Something to think about while you’re passing the gravy!

November 25, 2010 at 9:52 am Leave a comment

Thanks for Contributing to the Obesity Epidemic, Heart Attack Grill

Oh. My. God.

Is this seriously what America has come to? The Heart Attack Grill in Chandler AZ offers a variety of burgers including the “Quadruple Bypass Burger” (2 lbs of beef soaked in lard) and boasts a slogan of “Taste Worth Dying For”. Apparently if you’re over 350 pounds you are awarded the opportunity to eat for free for as long as you’d like. Need a wheelchair after you’re done? No problem, they’ve got you covered. There’s even a holder for your oxygen tank on it too!

December 21, 2009 at 5:16 pm Leave a comment

Introducing the 90 Calorie Mini Coke

Coca-Cola has recently introduced their mini can to markets in New York City and Washington, D.C. Other soft drink companies are soon to follow with their own fewer calorie version. They will be sold in an 8 pack by the way. Whenever companies do things like this I always wonder what the outcome will be. On the one hand, it is great to give consumers the option to choose fewer calories. If you don’t need a whole soda, but want something small and refreshing, then perhaps this will curb unnecessary calorie consumption. However, on the flip side this could prompt individuals in to the mindset of ‘Well, it’s only 90 calories so it’s OK if I have another one’. If the latter becomes the case then this Mini Can could result in Maxi Consumption.

December 6, 2009 at 11:09 pm Leave a comment

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