Angry Responses To Uk Pub Chain Selling 2000 Calorie Burger
UK Pub/ restaurant chain Hungry Horse has decided to do it's bit for the NHS by producing a frankly repulsive 2000 calorie 'double donut burger'. The meat monster has led to angry responses from nutritionists. Mel Wakeman, Senior Lecturer in Applied Physiology at Birmingham City University attacked the group in a raging blog post:
“To me, this is simply ludicrous and irresponsible. I am no killjoy but why is this sort of food available? This burger is literally a heart attack on a plate” she wrote.
“Why can’t they include on the menu what the customer would need to do to burn all those calories off? In the case of this Double Donut Burger, around three hours of continuous running should just about do it. I wonder how many people would still opt for the item knowing this.”
The burger in question – a snip at a mere £8.99 (+assorted unspecified diabetic consequences) – includes two beef burgers topped with melted cheese, 4 smoked streaky bacon rashers & BBQ sauce served – and this is definitely the best bit – between two grilled, glazed ring donuts. Mmmmmmmm. With obesity exponentially on the rise in England, items like this 2000 calorie fat bastard bait are probably the last thing we need to see. It somehow manages to include 53 g of saturated fat – that's 267% of your GDA – and over 8 grams of salt. Why? WHY?
Wakeman continued –
“This so-called family friendly pub chain offers a huge range of highly processed food that is entirely unhealthy. Taking the children to an eatery like this will guarantee we continue to reinforce unhealthy eating habits, contribute to the obesity epidemic and increase the risk of developing high blood pressure, heart disease and type 2 diabetes at an earlier age.”
Go Hungry Horse! And while we're here, it's spelt doughnut, you shitwits.