Wednesday, September 3, 2008

More nannying, Hungry Jacks Quad Stack

Outrage as Hungry Jacks introduces their Quad Stack (double double) burger with a massive 1,880 calories (4520kj) and about a million grams of fat.

With more than 70 grams of fat, health experts say the sale of the burger is irresponsible, at a time when Australia is fighting an obesity epidemic.

The cry is heard that there should be restrictions on what people can consume...

It's for our own good, after all.

If they're so concerned, why don't they tax it out of existence, which is what's going to happen with "Working Families".

I guess this motorist made his opinion known.

12 comments:

piyo-chan said...

heya :)
i found you on google when researching for my post, i think you calculated the calorie version incorrectly.
4520kj * 0.239 = 1080 calorie.
thought you might want to know ;)
good thought though!

Anonymous said...

Hilarious, isn't it. And all the freaks are gnashing their teeth (not into a nice juicy burger) and wailing about how it will kill us all and must be stopped. Meanwhile, the weekend magazines were full of how many calories the hero of the hour, Michael Phelps, has for breakfast! One of these would put him on a diet!
I usually follow the dictum of "never eat anything bigger than your head", but I might have to try one just to give the nanny state the shits!

SezaGeoff

kae said...

Hi
I didn't calculate anything, I just looked at the numbers given in the articles. I don't care how many calories/kj there are in the burgers really!
Ha! Happy Birthday to you soon, I am also a Dog year person, and a Virgo.
Hungry Jacks have much more fat than Maccas - I guess that's why they have more flavour.

kae said...

Hi Seza
It just depends on the person, as you said, someone like Phelps (an athlete in training), or someone who just does a lot of exercise would polish off one of those and not even notice. It really gets on my wick that some people want to control everyone else...

Mind you, there's some people out there who really need to stop eating for a week or three... (slinks off)

kc said...

Love you just the way you are, Kae. Three weeks is MUCH too long...my motto for quite a few years now has been "I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't gamble & I don't fool around on my husband...but I will EAT whatever I damn well please."

I won the dna lotto on weight - though sometimes I have trouble being able to eat (worryworryworry) but I don't worry much anymore, either!

kae said...

No, kc, I do need to do something, I'm about 26kg over what I should be and it's not healthy. At all.

If I could get some bloke to chase me around it'd be OK, but I'd probably wreck it by letting him catch me too much.

*sigh*

kae said...

2.2lb per kg.

Minicapt said...

Around here, that would be a Wendy's Triple with the optional extra patty.

453gm per lb
2.208lb per kg
1608m per mi
39.37in per m
25.4mm per in

Cheers
JMH

Kaboom said...

Two words:

Carbon footprint.

It won't make any difference when they fire up the LHC on 10th September.

In the immortal words of Tom Lehrer:

"And we will all go together when we go.
What a comforting fact that is to know.
Universal bereavement,
An inspiring achievement,
Yes, we will all go together when we go.

We will all go together when we go.
All suffused with an incandescent glow.
No one will have the endurance
To collect on his insurance,
Lloyd's of London will be loaded when they go.

Oh we will all fry together when we fry.
We'll be French fried potatoes by and by.
There will be no more misery
When the world is our rotisserie,
Yes, we will all fry together when we fry."


There won't even be breeding pairs left on the Antarctic. A few kilojoules or calories in the next week will not make a jot of difference, I'm afraid......

Kaboom said...

Hello, Mini - I still haven't got that bloody generator started - damaged in transit engine mounts, would you believe...

kae said...

Hi Mini!

Hey, Kaboom - well, I'm gonna have me one of them tomorrow night then!
Oh, this gives the "Carbon Footprint" thingy a whole new meaning.

It's what's left after we're vaporised, or alternative-universe time-shifted, or whatever.

kae said...

Oi, Mini, the 2.2lb/kg conversion was for the Seppos, don't you have metric up there in the far north of your continent?