20 Worst Foods In America: Beyond Vomitdome

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    Feb 11, 2008 9:44 PM GMT
    As we just had a lovely discussion on here about healthy snacks I thought we should hit the other side of the spectrum: foods so heinous and malicious that their creators will soon be tried in the Hague for crimes against humanity.

    If you are like me, you have trouble eating enough calories in a day. Well, if you use this handy little travelogue of culinary homunculi you will hunger for extra calories no more!

    You can read it here. And may god have mercy on your soul.
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    Feb 12, 2008 12:46 AM GMT
    What kind of sick marketing department would actually come up with a 2000 calorie salad?

    There isn't a single "restaurant" on that list I'd walk into in the first place.

    Someone should do a study on the healthiest chains, so at least people know where to start when they're stuck in Stripmall, USA.
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    Feb 12, 2008 12:51 AM GMT
    I believe I posted that when it first came out.

    As it happens, I was so intrigued by the shit, that I went to Chili's, which I'd not visited in well over 20 years, to try their two winners -- the onion appetizer and the dessert -- for a food article.

    I was surprised that they actually tasted pretty good. The onion was like eating fistfuls of fried onion rings and the dessert was just a lot of gooey chocolate, ice cream, walnuts, caramel and such. We also had entrees.

    Between the two of us, my partner and I ate 7,300 calories. In one meal!!!

    Honestly, the taste really did surprise me. However, I had to sleep sitting up.

  • irishkcguy

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    Feb 12, 2008 1:00 AM GMT
    When I was i college i worked at an Applebee's. At the time, the highest fat content item on the menu was a salad.
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    Feb 12, 2008 1:05 AM GMT
    Great ideas for my weekend eating since that's usually the only time allow myself to be that indulgent. Obsenewish, come on, of course it's tasty. There's a reason so many people literally eat themselves to death at places like that. I'm glad I have a desire to look and feel good. Otherwise, I'd be in restaurants like those 3 or 4 times a week with everyone else icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 12, 2008 1:52 AM GMT
    I'm glad I'm not into eating at big chain restaurants, or fast food for that matter. I'm just thankful I'm not like some people and continue to eat, and than purposely eat more of, the crap food out there simply because "I think" there's nothing wrong with it. Only to come to realize that my waist has grown 3 sizes too quickly and I've grown attached to the couch and can't seem to get myself off for some strange reason...
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    Feb 12, 2008 2:06 AM GMT
    OMG! Was ANYTHING under 1500 calories??? Seriously that was REPULSIVE!!!! Funny thing is a friend of mine had one of them Jamba Juice Peanut Butter mood things and then read the ingredients, I think he YACKED it all up!!!
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    Feb 12, 2008 4:13 AM GMT
    obscenewish saidI believe I posted that when it first came out.


    Sorry to step on your turf. I just saw this posted today on metafilter so it was news to me.
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    Feb 12, 2008 4:20 AM GMT
    I happily share the junk food turf with you.

    There's no subject that comes up in these forums that doesn't get repeated and repeated and repeated.

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    Feb 12, 2008 4:27 AM GMT
    bwg77 saidObsenewish, come on, of course it's tasty. There's a reason so many people literally eat themselves to death at places like that. I'm glad I have a desire to look and feel good. Otherwise, I'd be in restaurants like those 3 or 4 times a week with everyone else icon_smile.gif

    I really don't find that food in those places usually tastes good. I've eaten at Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Applebee's and Outback and found their food nauseating. Maybe you have to aim for the high-fat, high-sugar crap to get the good taste.
  • Channyboy88

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    Feb 12, 2008 6:27 AM GMT
    Phew. No more chili cheese fries for me... hahaha! thank god i have the metabolism of 3 cows... icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 12, 2008 4:29 PM GMT
    I think I'll have Chili's Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream everyday now.icon_razz.gif Little to eat and more to gain.
  • swimbikerun

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    Feb 12, 2008 4:53 PM GMT
    It seems a little sensationalistic.
    Personally I'd put soda at the top (below maybe alcohol) and doughnuts close behind because it's so easy to consume multiple portions.
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    Feb 12, 2008 5:16 PM GMT
    Never eaten that crap anyway even when i was on holiday in Florida before!

    Now living here in Turkey all the produce is like organic food and comes from the farm's and villages!


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    Feb 12, 2008 5:18 PM GMT
    There are very few restaurants ANYWHERE these days where you can have a complete dinner for under 1500 calories..

    I usually end up ordering 'healthy choices' that come in absolutely huge portions... or having a single appetizer for a meal...

    A typical steak on the menu most places theses days is 12 oz - when a healthy portion would normally be 4 oz -

    You learn to eat an adequate portion and leave the rest.

    It's all about restraint.

    You should see the looks I get from the waiters and even cooks when I leave 2/3 of the portion sitting on the plate though...
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    Feb 12, 2008 6:20 PM GMT
    obscenewishThere's no subject that comes up in these forums that doesn't get repeated and repeated and repeated.

    By the way, what do you guys think of pictureless profiles and vegetarians?
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    Feb 12, 2008 6:59 PM GMT
    art_smass said[quote][cite]obscenewish[/cite]There's no subject that comes up in these forums that doesn't get repeated and repeated and repeated.

    By the way, what do you guys think of pictureless profiles and vegetarians?[/quote]


    Well i don't really understand "No Photo" on profile but if you are in the public eye or the cia or fbi guess its a problem?

    Veggies love 'em as i don't eat much meat anyway?
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    Feb 12, 2008 7:21 PM GMT
    Hm, maybe we need to find the most empty calorie filled vegetarian meal in a restaurant. Falafel with tahini can't be lite.
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    Feb 12, 2008 7:23 PM GMT
    So I was talking to my boss one day and he just bought a 6 pack of those 24 oz. mountain dew bottles... I looked at the label and there is about 90grams of carbs and 90grams of sugar in one bottle. he drinks 3 a day!!! I pointed it out to him and now he drinks iced tea hahah!
    Just goes to show that there are things that can be very deceiving in looks when it comes to how healthy it is. Then again, I drink at least 2 cans of monster a day... CAFFEINE!!
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    Feb 12, 2008 7:43 PM GMT
    art_smass said[quote][cite]obscenewish[/cite]There's no subject that comes up in these forums that doesn't get repeated and repeated and repeated.

    By the way, what do you guys think of pictureless profiles and vegetarians?[/quote]

    You wouldn't ask that question if you were more masc and didn't hit on young guys and injected testosterone twice a week.
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    Feb 12, 2008 8:02 PM GMT
    Interesting. I could check some of this out, since I received a gift card for my birthday that's good at Red Lobster/Olive Garden/Applebees. However, the nearest of these establishments appears to be at least a two hour drive away from home.

    Anybody want to trade?
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    Feb 14, 2008 2:48 AM GMT
    I am hungry and all that food makes me want to go get a burrito or cheeseburger.
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    Feb 14, 2008 3:05 AM GMT
    OMG! A good friend of mine owns Chilis and they are on the list 3 times! I'll have to give Chris a call and find-out what's up... icon_mad.gif
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    Feb 14, 2008 3:26 AM GMT
    I got food poisoning at Applebees.
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    Feb 14, 2008 6:10 AM GMT
    icon_exclaim.gif WOW! I can't believe we serve some
    of these things! >-<; I was shocked at the
    chili's Chipotle crispers...I had them a few
    times back in the day...icon_redface.gif thanx for sharin!