A Monstrosity of a Shake

I love me a good milkshake.  I tend to prefer the kind with chunks of cookie or brownie or banana or whatever else you put in it to make it wonderful.  I like the contrast of the ice cream with the slightly-more-solid texture provided by the added ingredients.  This means I am also a particular fan of things like Dairy Queen Blizzards, where they thrown in chunks of peanut butter cup in very large amounts.  Because of this love I might be tempted to try something called the Baskin Robbins Large Chocolate Oreo Shake.  Just look at the picture.  Doesn’t it look delicious?  image

It has been deemed The Worst Food of 2009 by Men’s Health because of its nutritional content: 2600 calories and 136g of fat (over 1 cup of sugar!).  And if you have any experience with shakes like this you know you can suck them down pretty quick.  In case those numbers are meaningless to you, that’s more calories than you should be eating in a day (body weight x 14 is a good measure for an active person) and way more fat.

Curse you Baskin Robbins, for making something so wonderful but so monstrous.  Click this link to read up on other “worsts” of 2009, including the worst burger, salad, appetizer, etc.  They also have other lists related to food.  It’s interesting and enlightening.

ht: Lifehacker


Mikey G said...

Outback's Cheese Fries are the very worst food in America! We are number 1!!

Francesst said...

my mom bought me the book & it is fascinating. definitely worth the read, since it not only looks at fast food, but helps you navigate menus at various types of restaurants (e.g. italian, chinese) as well as the holidays.

some things are dumb (i never would have guessed that you should eat a fiber one bar over a pop-tart, or anything over a pop-tart for that matter), but others are fascinating (a ham, egg, and cheese muffin is better than a whole wheat bagel with cream cheese).

Jackson said...

Yeah. I'm reading a book right now called "Good Calories, Bad Calories" by Gary Taubes and in it he examines the mindset we have regarding nutrition and carbs and why we have it. He doesn't seem to advocate any particular diet but it is becoming clear to me that a lot of the dietary guidelines that are promoted and accepted as common wisdom are not backed up by good science.

I'll definitely do a post on the book in the future, if only to recommend it. But if you do a search for Gary Taubes on Google Video you should be able to find a lecture of his where he discusses a lot of what's in the book, and it's pretty interesting stuff.