Baskin-Robbins = Heart Attack JT September 25, 2008 Burgers, Desserts, Health 5 Comments Thanks to our friends at Comsumerist, one of the most dangerous food items in existence has been brought to light. Baskin-Robbins, previously know for their famous 31 flavors and widespread presence across this country, has created something that surely must be sponsored by the American College of Cardiology.Â If you have not heard, it is the Heath Bar Shake. (Dum, dum, duummmmm – somewhere, a thunderbolt crashes). It is hard to get a grasp of exactly how bad this thing actually is until you see the nutritional info. Let’s go to the numbers… Exhibit #1: the shake 2,310 Calories 108 g Fat (64 g Saturated/2.5g Trans) 266 g Sugar Cholesterol 295mg Now, these numbers may not make alot of sense without context, although pretty much everyone knows that the basic recomended daily diet consists of around 2,000 calories – and this is 300 more than that.Â That said, I thought a fitting barometer might be the famous Quarter Pounder with Cheese. Exhibit #2: the burger 510 Calories 40g Fat (61 g Saturated/1.5g Trans) 9 g Sugar Cholesterol 90mg While the calories of the shake are clearly beyond the scope of human reasoning – in that they are 4.5 times more than a QPw/C – I also find the sugar and cholesterol levels facinating. First, how much sugar is 266g, you might ask.Â How about over 1 cup, or almost 19 tablespoons!Â Gross. On the cholestol front, the shake has 3.25 times more than that fatty cheesy burger.Â Wow. Is this what we’ve resorted to as a culture?Â Death by shake?Â All I know is that you better stay away from here: *Also thanks to Foodio54 for naming this the ‘Worst Drink in America”. The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts JT Latest posts by JT (see all) Starbucks Enters New Beverage Territory - August 1, 2013 Dole’s Banana Dippers Look Promising - July 7, 2013 Time For Summer Food - June 20, 2013 5 Responses Matt September 26th, 2008 Mmmm. That shake looks delicious, and the perfect compliment to a quarter pounder… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current [email protected]* Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.