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Do You Want Fries With That?

July 16, 2010

We thought the KFC Double Down sandwich was as over the top as you could get.  Now we get word of 2 others that make it sound down right healthy!!!
Friendly’s introduced it’s towering concoction called the “Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt” that combines many a sinful sandwich treat in one giant artery clogging entrée.

The sandwich consists of a Black Angus beef burger, placed between 2 grilled (processed we’re sure) cheese sandwiches on white bread.

Compared to the Double Down, which KFC claims is only 540 calories, 32 grams of fat and 1,380 mg. of sodium, the new offering weighs in at a staggering 1,500 calories, 79 grams of fat and 2,090 mg. of sodium!!!

But don’t blame the American diet on all of this junk food nonsense.

Just across the pond in England, food giant Tesco introduced this whopper….

The lasagna sandwich!  The supermarket chain claims this “limited edition”(thank goodness!!!) carb- fest is a ‘healthy option” for a snack.

The “Lasandwich” touts bread stuffed with noodles and a meaty tomato sauce with creamy cheddar, ricotta and mayonnaise . The original nutritional information on the packet stated 87 calories and 4.1 grams of fat. (per bite?).

The reality, is that it contains 565 calories, and 26.9 grams of fat. One Tesco lasagna sandwich is the equivalent of two Mc Donald’s cheeseburgers, which add up to 595 calories and 24 grams of fat. Still a snack, compared to the Friendly’s offering we suppose, but a travesty just the same.

What’s next chicken fried pizza? (oops, I probably should have patented that one!)


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