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Posted on 05/26/2010 6:06:36 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Drink 'like eating 68 bits of bacon'
A 2,000-CALORIE milkshake that is the equivalent of 68 rashers of bacon and 30 chocolate-chip cookies has been dubbed the worst drink in the US.
Made with chocolate ice cream, milk and peanut butter, the drink - called the Cold Stone PB&C - packs a whopping 2,010 calories, 131 grams of fat - 68 grams of which is saturated - and a massive 153 grams of sugar.
It topped the Men's Health 20 Worst Drinks in America 2010 list, beating a McDonald's Triple Thick Chocolate Milkshake to the post.
The magazine said on its website: "In terms of saturated fat, drinking this Cold Stone catastrophe is like slurping up 68 strips of bacon."
"Health experts recommend capping your saturated fat intake at about 20 grams per day, yet this beverage packs more than three times that into a cup..."
But this information didn't bother tourists in Marina Del Rey, California as they sampled a large - Gotta Have It - size of the ice cream milkshake.
Christopher Fields, who is visiting the beach town from Hammond, Indiana, said: "It's delicious. I would definitely have it again."
When told the milkshake is nearly the equivalent of the recommended daily calorie intake for men, the chubby 45-year-old said: "I don't care."
Patting his stomach he said: "I'd drink it without difficulty. I'd probably have it once a week."
Mum-of-two Anna Simard from Vancouver was a bit more sceptical.
The 40-year-old, who was vacationing with her husband Dennis and their two children Ava, eight, and Declan, ten, said: "It's great. The kids would love it.
"But I wouldn't have it that much because of the calorie intake."
It may be a hit with the tourists but Josh Fein, who runs the Marina Del Rey ice cream eatery says the health conscious locals are not that keen on the PB&C shake.
The 32-year-old says: "We probably only sell about eight to ten of those a week and mostly to tourists."
The health conscious Marina Del Rey residents are more likely to be seen sipping from a Sinless Smoothie, which is laced with the no-calorie sweetener Splenda.
Often seen on roller blades, a bike, walking their dogs or clutching a surf board, Fein says they seem to shun the Cold Stone PB&C.
"Our most popular drink is Strawberry Bonanza," he says. "It's made with strawberries, bananas and orange juice and are just 110 calories for a small cup."
According to the Eat This, Not That Men's Health column the second worst drink in America is the Peanut Power Plus Grape from Smoothie King.
A large cup is worth roughly 1,500 calories.
The McDonald's Triple Thick Chocolate Shake comes in third.
A large cup of that is worth 1,160 calories or the equivalent of 13 McDonald's apple pies.
I love em. Leave me alone Nanny.
I’ve been known to go to Cold Stone a lot. But 2000 calories in a single drink is just a bit much for me.
The 2000 calories doesn’t turn me off — but the PB does. I could go for one of the other ones, maybe.
Better get one before Dr. Obama and the food nazi’s get to them..........But they do sound good...WOuld go great with a Chilli CheeseBurger...
Like that would be a bad thing. LOL!
I’ll see your YUUUM and DOUBLE IT. :)
50 Weight Watchers points
Are they sure it was a milkshake at McDonald's and not an (unspecified chalky liquid)-shake?
“Eat more bacon. Have more sex.” ~ Alex, while bleeding out from a gunshot wound, season finale of Grey’s Anatomy
How is this possible? Why hasn’t Michelle Obama banned this yet???
Many years ago, I worked at a Summer retreat and ran the milk shake machine. The “Sealtest” ice cream man came by at the start to show me how to work the machine.
He told me a secret of how to make the best milkshake you ever tasted. He simply put a half gallon of ice milk mix into the machine instead of milk shake mix.
He said there were two reasons I could not make milkshakes for sale that way. First the state specified some ingredients which had to be in a milk shake and second, he said it was so rich it made a lot of people sick. Sure enough, maybe half an hour after eating that milkshake I began to feel just a bit nauseous. Never got really sick tho. I bet the calories were off the scale.
Same here. Don’t like Peanut Butter.
PB is for sandwiches.
But a chocolate-chip banana malt is the best.
A McDonald’s apple pie is only 89 calories?
When someone says “68 bits of bacon” I think of those small crumbled pieces of bacon. The precooked stuff is *way* too salty.
I’ll take two.
That would be good if you’d put a little shredded cheese on it.
I’ve gotta get one of those! Does Cold Stone have a drive-thru window so no one sees me buying it?
No, more like 250.
When I was about 35 years younger, I was doing physical farm labor in a rural area. I bought milk by the gallon from a local farmer. Unhomogenized, it had about a quart of cream floating on the top of the jar. I would make a shake using mostly cream, add an egg and some kind of fruit and stir it all up in a blender. Dang it was good!
However, I was young and working hard all the time. Now I make my smoothies using 2% milk, fruit, yogurt and yes, peanut butter.
That's my 'when you don't have time for breakfast' breakfast.
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