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Saturday, October 08, 2005

I just saw a commercial for Burger King's new "meat-normous" breakfast sandwich, which appears to be an omelet topped with sausage, bacon, and ham. Plus cheese. The website says "Have a meaty morning." I checked the nutritional information section of the website. They don't yet have this item listed, but they have an "enormous omelet sandwich," which appears to be the same but without the ham. The ham, as listed in some other breakfast sandwiches, merely adds 35 calories, 1 gram of fat, 15 milligrams of cholesterol, and 770 (!) milligrams of sodium. The ham is the least of the concerns. Adding the ham to the enormous omelet sandwich yields the following profile:

775 calories
47 grams of fat
345 milligrams of cholesterol
2720 milligrams of sodium

In fact, after I did this math, I clicked on "regional menu items," which is a pdf file that adds a whole bunch of things that aren't on the main site, and found the meat-normous sandwich there, and these numbers match up exactly.

This is the least healthy breakfast item available at Burger King, but a close second are the Biscuits Sausage and Gravy platter, a regional item that has 760 calories, 40 grams of fat, and 2290 milligrams of sodium.

No, wait, there's another winner. The scrambled egg platter with sausage. 920 calories, 62 grams of fat, 375 milligrams of cholesterol, and 1850 milligrams of sodium. Wow.

Burger King. Have it your way. With lots of fat. Wow.