Thursday, May 28, 2009

Probably the Worst Drink on the Planet...

Extract taken from Men's Health
"The menu description may sound simple enough: “A blend of HEATH Bar Crunch and Jamoca® ice creams, chopped HEATH Bar pieces and caramel, topped with whipped cream and chopped HEATH Bar pieces.” But the ingredient list reveals a much more complicated story. Methyl paraben, propylene glycol, polysorbate 80: You’d need a degree in chemical engineering just to have a shot at cracking this brain-freezing code. All told, the list of ingredients runs seven inches and 73 ingredients long. Whatever happened to the days when a milkshake was just ice cream and milk?
As unsavory as this list of indecipherable emulsifiers, preservatives, and artificial flavorings may be, the most concerning part comes when you consider the sheer nutritional impact of this weapon of mass construction.
To give you some perspective, slurping up one 32-ounce Heath Shake is the caloric equivalent of eating 12 Krispy Kreme doughnuts, the saturated fat equivalent of scarfing 60 slices of bacon, and will give you the same sugar rush as working your way through 13 Haagen Dazs Vanilla and Almond ice cream bars."
Click on image to enlarge and see the ghastly "NUTRITIONAL" details.

Emma Says: I am not an ice-cream addict. Having said that I can eat it any day...that's the problem with a severe sweet tooth disorder. I am in remission at the moment and doing very well at ignoring, refusing and staying away from chocolate temptations. When I have a bad craving the one thing that will shut it down pronto is seeing just how much rubbish, fat and calories is in the product I am just about to consume. Stumbling across this article this morning made me think of a few friends whom I know ARE ice-cream addicts.
I am not sure whether this 2310 calorie packed 'drink' is available in Baskin Robbins here, but I do know that they do sell ice-cream shakes. I also know that no-one in a Baskin Robbins outlet would be able to tell you about the nutritional contents or lack of and more importantly the amount of artificial CRAP inside their product! This shake detailed here has now been taken off the menu in the US but I am sure it is replaced with yet more artery blocking, calorie packing rubbish in its place!
So next time you go for that ice-cream shake...maybe you will think twice...then again maybe you will think what the F*** I will just go and run a marathon on Sunday!!

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