It wasn’t until I started compiling stories for this post that I realized just how much had taken place this year on issues of food, agriculture, and nutrition. While by no means a definitive list, I think it covers the most substantial events.
So, if you’ve been spelunking in Antarctica for the past twelve months — or just want a short trip down memory lane — let’s review 2011, the year where:
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Nutritionists across the country couldn’t help but groan earlier this year when KFC announced the launch of its “who needs sandwich bread when you’ve got fried chicken” Double Down sandwich.
A few days ago, I tweeted about the latest fast-food concoction to knock the Double Down off its Nutrition Hall of Shame throne, and I thought it was also worthy of posting on the blog. Behold Friendly’s Grilled Cheese Burger Melt!
What appears to be the result of a middle school dare “amounts to three sandwiches morphed into one: First, there’s a Friendly’s Big Beef burger, but instead of a bun, there are two (count ‘em, two!) grilled cheese sandwiches.” Slash Food reports.
Not surprisingly, this amounts to 1,500 calories and 2,030 milligrams of sodium (84.5% of a day’s worth).
You know something is wrong when your latest burger makes the Big Mac look like something out of an E-z Bake Oven.
Thank you to Jon Slaughter for forwarding the Slash Food link.