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post #76 of 170
and mcdonald is countering kfc with their huge and free creamie frappe?

let the calorie war begin
post #77 of 170
This monstrosity comes out nationwide April 12th. kfc.com even has a count down timer.
post #78 of 170
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Originally Posted by nycdoi View Post
k just went to a local kfc.. they don't have it..
I think they'll have it nationwide on monday

This is definitely something I want to try once.
post #79 of 170
I think everyone will want to try it at least once. lol
post #80 of 170
free frappe from mcdonald, then this sandwich from kfc.. hmm too luxury in terms of calories isn't it?
post #81 of 170
lol I went to one and didn;t have it..such disappointment :P I'll wait till Monday then

I'll probably try it once and that's it. I can't eat like this all the time :P
post #82 of 170
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post
I'll probably try it once and that's it. I can't eat like this all the time :P
Well, you can, but you won't last long.
post #83 of 170
3 of these and you DIE Mate
post #84 of 170
It's just a stunt.

The fast food industry is starting to shrink. Yum Brands is just counting on the publicity and hoping a bunch of people buy one. It won't be on the market forever.

It's all part of a trend where these companies want to appear to be boldly different in some way. Wendy's had the baconator which frankly isn't very baconey. Hardees had the Monster Thickburger. This is KFC jumping into the same fray.

Essentially they're afraid that they've put off some of their customers by appearing to embrace low-cal dining with the "kentucky grilled chicken" products.

Subway did the same thing a few years ago - after so many years of Jared Fogel they suddenly started running ads with licensed Family Guy characters showing off a high-calorie sandwich. Admittedly that stunt didn't last long.

No, we have the worst diet because we have the best congress money can buy.
post #85 of 170
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Originally Posted by Head Injury View Post
Well, you can, but you won't last long.
I ate similar to that in college and still alive and an average weight for my height :P
post #86 of 170
How about some of THIS for desert
post #87 of 170
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Originally Posted by Superpredator View Post
Did you read more than the title and the first half of the first paragraph?
Nope got my info regarding your poor choice of a source here:
"A natural flavor is not necessarily healthier or purer than an artificial one. When almond flavor (benzaldehyde) is derived from natural sources, such as peach and apricot pits, it contains traces of hydrogen cyanide, a deadly poison. Benzaldehyde derived through a different process—by mixing oil of clove and the banana flavor, amyl acetate — does not contain any cyanide. Nevertheless, it is legally considered an artificial flavor and sells at a much lower price. Natural and artificial flavors are now manufactured at the same chemical plants, places that few people would associate with Mother Nature. Calling any of these flavors “natural” requires a flexible attitude toward the English language and a fair amount of irony."

and the subsequent paragraphs right before the end. I read the article, no need to question that.


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I didn't argue that kids eat what parents eat. I said that a person's diet can have an effect on his or her children and their progeny. That's what the early science on epigenetics is saying, anyway.

Epigenetics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nutrition and the Epigenome
From wikipedia (its ok, its one of the paragraphs that the wiki cites):
In biology, epigenetics is the study of inherited changes in phenotype (appearance) or gene expression caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence, hence the name epi- (Greek: επί- over, above) -genetics. These changes may remain through cell divisions for the remainder of the cell's life and may also last for multiple generations. However, there is no change in the underlying DNA sequence of the organism;[1] instead, non-genetic factors cause the organism's genes to behave (or "express themselves") differently.

The only time that (mentioned in the links above) that a child is in danger of epiginetic sources is when they are developing fetuses in the womb (take for example alcohol, drugs, etc... from the mother). If this is the case, then a person's diet will at best affect their child, no subsequent generations. Secondly if you're the father then you have nothing to worry about. If your the mother, then your diet may affect the child. But as pointed out in the initial article you mentioned, the amount of flavor chemicals used is well below the threshold of adverse human effects, so eat as you please. Further more, the flavors you get from the "natural food" for example bananas (See I read the article), are the SAME as the ones in the flavoring. So if natural food affects the kid so will the "artificial" one. To sum it up, there is nothing that eating artificial flavors will do to your kid that won't happen to them from you using natural flavors. So your claim with epigenetics really doesn't hold much water so yes it is nonsensical.

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Not sure where you got the idea that I think chemicals are inherently bad. That's obviously quite silly. My issue is with the practice of disguising nearly valueless food with lab-created additives. The additives themselves may or may not have negative health consequences; I would guess that in the vast majority of cases they do not. The smoke flavoring in a McDonald's hamburger, for instance, is probably no more carcinogenic than the charring on a real hamburger.
From your initial post:
"The backyard tomato that tastes amazing is more nutritious than a supermarket tomato--our taste buds are actually looking out for us"

Our taste buds dont have to look out for us -but you obviously think they need to.
post #88 of 170
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post
I ate similar to that in college and still alive and an average weight for my height :P
Cholesterol count?
post #89 of 170
I'm not trying to be funny but if the weight problem in America increases, could this be a concern that it could knock the tilt of the Earth's axis ?
post #90 of 170
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Originally Posted by fenixdown110 View Post
Cholesterol count?
My cholesterol was a bit high during college but nothing that caused concern. It's pretty healthy now however. Perchaps I was an outlier for all those people eating like that..although I didn't eat it every day but a pretty good amount when I was in school.
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