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post #46 of 170
I like the concept of the sandwhich but it's not really original. It's influenced by the chicken kiev dish. But we Americans tend to be fatter in the suburbs where everyone drives and does not walk to take the bus or train. It's easy to be fat in the states. I know some folks here who were originally born in Europe and they are actually quite large but not as hefty as the rest of us.

post #47 of 170
It's not because of that. It's more because everything f'n food in the US is made of one thing: corn. corn starch, cornflour etc....
post #48 of 170
Originally Posted by pdupiano View Post
man..... if only that wasn't bacon. Maybe a roast beef sandwich using the two chicken fillets as the "bread". Or a hamburger in the same vein..... I doubt that thing will ever hit NJ, but if it ever does (or if I head out west), You better believe I'll try it.....a couple....hundred... times.
You're sick, man... That sandwich did turn my mouth on for a little bit, though. Then I realized how filthy it was.
post #49 of 170
Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post
its things like this that make a friend of mine like holidaying in the US

hes a rather fat chappy and the US is the only place he feels slim in comparison
How do I get cool enough to do away with punctuation? Is there a class or should or should I just put on a Dolce&Gabbana T-shirt.

This is why America has the worst dieting regulations
Yes, we need meddling, maternal gurus to tell us how to live like Oprah, Dr. Phil, and the fear and loathing cast of The Doctors.
post #50 of 170
No wonder! With food like that... Wow!
post #51 of 170
Originally Posted by atbglenn View Post
Congrats on quitting smoking. I've always hated cigarette smoke. It took my mother's life Christmas Day in 1997 so it's a personal thing for me. When I see a young kid smoking, it really pisses me off. Of course I don't say anything, but it just rubs me the wrong way.
I was a heavy smoker (40 red Marlboro Red/day) and gave up about 10 years ago.
I started doing some research on tobacco companies before I quit and what I read gave me a lot of motivation:
-Since the number of smokers in America started to decrease, the tobacco companies have been doing all they could to open new markets in other parts of the world (mainly Asia and China). There were reports of BAT(British American Tobacco)supporting and profiting from cigarette smuggling to Asia.
-In Japan, JAPAN TOBACCO owns Burger King.
-In the states, the largest tobacco company in the world,Philip Morris owns Miller and Kraft. Here's a list of what we all consume that come from the same people who sell us cigarettes:

Miller Brewing Brands: Miller Geniune Draft, Miller Lite, Miller High Life, Lowenbrau, Red Dog, Leinenkugel’s, Icehouse, Milwaukee’s Best, Meister Brau, Sharps, Magnum, Celis, Shipyard, Olde English 800, Hamm’s, Mickey’s and Henry Weinhart’s. Miller has a majority interest in Molson USA, LLC, who imports Asahi, Presidente, Molson, and Foster’s into the US market

Kraft Foods Brands: Miracle Whip, Good Seasons, Jell-O, Sure Jell, Certo, , Kool-Aid, Seven Seas, Country Time, Taco Bell Home Originals, Baker’s Baking Products, Maxwell House Coffee, Sanka, Yuban Coffee, General Foods International Coffee, Cool Whip, Dream Whip, Athenos Cheese, Cheez Whiz, Cracker Barrel, Velveeta, Claussen Pickles, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, DiGiorno Italian Sauces and Pizzas, Calument Baking Powder, Minute Rice, Shake ‘N Bake, Oven Fry, Altoids, Toblerone Chocolate, Stove Top Stuffing, Capri Juice Drinks, Crystal Light, Tang, Bull’s Eye Barbecue Sauce, Knudsen, Sealtest, Breakstone’s, Light N’ Lively, Breyers, Jack’s Pizza, Tombstone Pizza

Post Cereals: (Alpha-Bits, Grape Nuts, Raisin Brands, Banana Nut Chrunch, Pebbles, Toasties, Oreo’s, etc.)

Oscar Meyer Products

Louis Rich Products

Kraft also distributes and sells Starbucks coffee and California Pizza Kitchen products.
post #52 of 170
Back to the Burger; my American friends always wonder when I show them around Amsterdam why hardly anybody looks fat.....
post #53 of 170
Thread Starter 
Ever since man created a thing called preservatives, our food industry has really gone down to sh!t. We all look at Tobacco as poison, yet fast food will kill you even quicker. Fast food is just more socially acceptable therefore we don't look at it that way. We can eat fast food 2 or 3 times a month, but it's bad to smoke 2 or 3 times a month? They both have their similarities. Highly addictive, raises blood pressure, and increased chances of cancer. Honestly, it's ridiculous, if our country were to eat organic food primarily, i know for a fact our cancer rates wouldn't be so damn high, but of course like Tobacco sales, fast food will always flourish.
post #54 of 170
Americans are being fattened up for the kill systematically. We just haven't figured it out yet.

That thing looks kind of sick but not any worse than most things on the menu.
post #55 of 170
I'm posting right now at a McDonalds where there is free wi fi. And I just had a nice lunch. Their new angus burger is actually good!
post #56 of 170
Originally Posted by Superpredator View Post
Not exactly. It's a highly processed food that tastes like it does because of flavor additives. A re-flavored food-like substance, if you will. A lot of fast food items are far more like soylent green than the actual food they're substitutions for. The backyard tomato that tastes amazing is more nutritious than a supermarket tomato--our taste buds are actually looking out for us, and there's an entire industry dedicated to fooling our senses into thinking we're eating something real when we really aren't. It's not all about calories, fat, and sodium.

POV - Food, Inc. . Eric Schlosser's <em>Fast Food Nation</em>: Why the Fries Taste Good (Excerpt) | PBS
Unless you have a fetish for the "natural" or are a vegetarian looking to avoid meat derived products, it's hard to get worked up about artificial flavoring. Same chemical compound, just in very pure form. Mankind has only been using flavoring to make food more palatable for about forever. Artificial flavoring just gives us a more precise targeting capability at lower risk and lower cost. About the worst thing I can say them is that their use promotes overly simplistic flavors.

Originally Posted by Superpredator View Post
Oh and this isn't completely nonsensical. Thanks to epigenetics, your terrible diet could affect your children and their progeny and so on. I don't mean you specifically. I don't know what you eat.
Seriously doubt that would have much of an effect on "natural selection". Even people with terrible diets and gaping nutritional deficiencies are capable of having as many offspring as they wish. (See: Pretty much every third world country.) It's certainly likely that a better diet would increase fertility and offspring health, but that's one of those things that come with greatly diminishing returns in humans. You don't see many women expressing the full extent of their reproductive capabilities by having 20+ kids, a feat that's entirely possible with modern medicine and the welfare state.
post #57 of 170
Plenty of other things with worse nutritional stats. Though, this thing has an insane amount of sodium. Also, it's a bit on the expensive side for no more than what it is.
post #58 of 170
I'm sorry, but that looks absolutely delicious. Nevermind that it actually has fewer calories than many other fast food options.
post #59 of 170
Currently on a diet (again). Passin' by...
post #60 of 170
I don't understand why people are complaining. It's like that person who sued Mcdonalds for his/her own obesity saying that Mcdonalds made him/her fat. It's your own choice. No one is forcing down the food in your throat. If you want decent food, you could always grab a salad or a turkey sandwich with all the vegies in it from another restaurant. No big deal.
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