Skip to comments.The greatest food in human history (McDonalds cheeseburger)
Posted on 07/28/2013 1:14:21 PM PDT by lowbridge
What is the cheapest, most nutritious and bountiful food that has ever existed in human history Hint: It has 390 calories. It contains 23g, or half a daily serving, of protein, plus 7% of daily fiber, 20% of daily calcium and so on.
Also, you can get it in 14,000 locations in the US and it usually costs $1. Presenting one of the unsung wonders of modern life, the McDonalds McDouble cheeseburger.
The argument above was made by a commenter on the Freakonomics blog run by economics writer Stephen Dubner and professor Steven Leavitt, who co-wrote the million-selling books on the hidden side of everything.
Dubner mischievously built an episode of his highly amusing weekly podcast around the debate. Many huffy back-to-the-earth types wrote in to suggest the alternative meal of boiled lentils. Great idea. Now go open a restaurant called McBoiled Lentils and see how many customers line up.
But we all know fast food makes us fat, right? Not necessarily. People who eat out tend to eat less at home that day in partial compensation; the net gain, according to a 2008 study out of Berkeley and Northwestern, is only about 24 calories a day.
The outraged replies to the notion of McDouble supremacy if its not the cheapest, most nutritious and most bountiful food in human history, it has to be pretty close comes from the usual coalition of class snobs, locavore foodies and militant anti-corporate types. I say usual because these people are forever proclaiming their support for the poor and for higher minimum wages that would supposedly benefit McDonalds workers. But theyre completely heartless when it comes to the other side of the equation: cost.
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At least put some McBacon on it
And on top of it all, it won’t decay, and animals won’t eat it before you do.
People pay too much attention to food.
Butter good? or bad?
Eggs good? or bad?
Carbs good? or bad?
Fat good? or bad?
Caffeine good? or bad?
The answers change from week to week. I pretty much do what I want, and I’m not dead yet.
The Supersized fries and soda is what gets you. That and a lack of moderation and self control.
If eggs and caffeine are bad, I will die an early death.
It may be cheap, nutritious, and bountiful, but it still tastes like cardboard.
How about the foods that kept us from dying off as a species?
MEAT... beans.... rice.... wheat...
Jack in the Box’s “Ultimate Bacon Double Cheeseburger” is the greatest fast food ever created.
Hey, the Big Mack is the best. Got it all.
Us East coast FReepers can’t get Jack in the Box or In N Out burgers.
It’s just cheap. Perhaps more nutritious than cardboard, but doubtful.
But mcdonalds cheeseburger has meat in it...I think.
It is a good deal even though there may be a question as to the quality of beef. My sons order two of them, then throw one bun away placing the two patties on the other burger making a McQuadruple.
Jack in the Box should never be referenced in the same sentence as In N Out.
Oscar Meyer has a new product out: Bacon Hot Dogs!
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