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The Ultimate Calorie Bomb
If a 110% sugar high, obesity and a possible heart attack are on you list of “health” goals, then please do get your hands on the new Baskin Robbins Heath Shake.
Known as "the death shake" by some on the internet, the shake comes packed with 2,300 calories, a half pound of sugar and more than 100 ingredients, including syrup, artificial flavors galore and even nitrous oxide. Really? You need a chemical compound commonly used as laughing gas in the local dentist office to be added to this take-a-sip-and-keel-over shake?!
If this is not scary enough for you, then perhaps you should consider these Baskin Robbins nutritional facts: The shake contains 108 grams of fat, 64 grams of saturated fat and 303 grams of carbohydrates. Remember, the average male is supposed to consume about 2,500 calories per day and the saturated fat in this shake has more than three times the recommended daily allowance of just 20 grams.
This shake is a prescription elixir for heart disease, if the diabetes and obesity don't get to you first.
These fast food calorie phenomenons, like the 1,360-calorie salad, lead health experts and consumers alike to wonder if one's health is really in his or her hands. Of course, people should be held personally responsible, but shouldn’t major corporations and businesses share a bit of the accountability?
We want to know: Do you think food and beverage chains can take some of the bad rap for the nationwide weight and health problems? And if you tried the Heath Shake and lived to tell the tale, share it here. [The Consumerist]