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Long John Silver's meal called the worst in America by advocacy group
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Posted on 10/20/2013 2:28:24 PM PDT by SamAdams76

Edited on 10/20/2013 3:13:48 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Forget the burger and fries clogging your arteries. The "Big Catch" fish platter at Long John Silver's is being called the "Worst Restaurant Meal in America." The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer advocacy group, says the dish has more than 1300 calories, 33 grams of trans fats and 3700 milligrams of sodium.


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TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: fastfood; fastfoodbashing
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1 posted on 10/20/2013 2:28:24 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Yummmm


2 posted on 10/20/2013 2:29:48 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: SamAdams76

I buy those same frozen fish filets at Walmart and cook them in the oven. Much fewer calories and less fat, and less mess, too. I also bake the fries.


3 posted on 10/20/2013 2:30:24 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: SamAdams76
The Center for Science in the Public Interest...

Stopped reading right there. They're a bunch of vegans pretending to be a paragons of public health, kind of like the AARP is for the all retired, and NAACP is for all blacks.

4 posted on 10/20/2013 2:30:37 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: SamAdams76

I can’t eat their food. Horrible stuff.


5 posted on 10/20/2013 2:30:38 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: SamAdams76
...a 2006 CSPI lawsuit forced the chicken restaurant to stop using partially hydrogenated oil--which gives fried food its trans fat yummy taste.
6 posted on 10/20/2013 2:30:50 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: SamAdams76

I’ve got to try that.


7 posted on 10/20/2013 2:31:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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8 posted on 10/20/2013 2:31:50 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: SamAdams76

Which probably means it tastes awesome

too bad its owned by a leftwing company


9 posted on 10/20/2013 2:32:12 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: hosepipe; Tax-chick

CSPI is a leftwing group started by Ralph Nader

just so you know.

There is no “science” involved, just leftists


10 posted on 10/20/2013 2:33:10 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: hosepipe

I find their fries to be terrible, but I do like their fish especially with malt vinegar. The chicken planks have also always been a favorite.


11 posted on 10/20/2013 2:33:29 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Tax-chick

I like the chicken more than the fish but I have trouble telling them apart


12 posted on 10/20/2013 2:33:44 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: SamAdams76

“Eat your peas.” - President Barack Hussein Obama


13 posted on 10/20/2013 2:34:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hold on to your sombrero! Here comes amnesty! The GOP is on a roll!)
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To: GeronL
I like the chicken more than the fish

"Ah yes, I had the lasagna."

14 posted on 10/20/2013 2:35:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SamAdams76
fast times at ridgemont high photo: Fast-Times-At-Ridgemont-High-Brad-Captain-Hook-Uniform Fast-Times-At-Ridgemont-High-Brad-C.jpg
15 posted on 10/20/2013 2:36:51 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: GeronL

Regardless of CSPI’s agenda, the nutrition facts are what they are. We make faux fast-food at home to save money!

Tom just wrote a paper advocating higher taxation of food like this, because there was data to use in defending this position, while the libertarian view is mostly philosophical. His teacher’s probably a Democrat, anyway, and will eat up the reference to Michelle Obama’s exercise drive and “leaders such as Mayor Bloomberg.”


16 posted on 10/20/2013 2:37:08 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Maybe once or twice during Lent I’ll swing by and get something but its pretty bad.


17 posted on 10/20/2013 2:37:52 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Mercat

It really is nasty.


18 posted on 10/20/2013 2:38:30 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: AppyPappy

The best part are the little bits of fried stuff in the bottom and the hush puppies. Cole slaw is okay.


19 posted on 10/20/2013 2:39:30 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: SamAdams76
"Long John Silver's meal called the worst in America by advocacy group"

Who asked them?

20 posted on 10/20/2013 2:40:18 PM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: SamAdams76
Oh NO!! "Trans-fats"?? Mega trans-fats? How horrifying!! Something must be done to curb this!

/ sarcasm

Every once in a while I just have to have a little trans-fat...and I don't want any government or advocacy group stopping LJS, KFC, McDonald's, or anyone else from making me good food...sheesh!! (I wonder if that's what happened to Arthur Treacher's?? They made the best fish and chips, SIGH)

21 posted on 10/20/2013 2:40:21 PM PDT by 88keys (I'm sorry, sir, I'm not a racist, I just don't fit in a handbasket...)
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To: Mercat

What could possibly be worst for you? Pork brains?


22 posted on 10/20/2013 2:41:09 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Mercat

I have no reason to doubt their data, but Long John Silver’s food is among the worst. Seriously, it has no redeeming value. Bottom line, it is poorly prepared and tastes awful


23 posted on 10/20/2013 2:41:14 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: SamAdams76

We just went to a local LJS’s Friday. Food was good but the obama supporters working there were acting like, well, obama supporters. Our last visit now knowing that LJS’s is owned by a leftist.


24 posted on 10/20/2013 2:42:09 PM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: neal1960

I learned about LJS being owned by leftards so I boycott it. The only time I actually eat fish and chips is when I go back to canada.


25 posted on 10/20/2013 2:45:57 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Tax-chick

How can they be fries if you baked them? They would be bakes.


26 posted on 10/20/2013 2:48:09 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ("We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.")
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To: JoeProBono

You just ruined my appetite with the Casper the Ghost fish...: (


27 posted on 10/20/2013 2:51:42 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Flag_This

Alfie’s Fish & Chips was much better but I don’t think any of them still exist.


28 posted on 10/20/2013 2:52:02 PM PDT by RW_Whacko
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29 posted on 10/20/2013 2:52:03 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“If you don’t eat yer meat, you can’t have any pudding.
How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat yer meat?”


30 posted on 10/20/2013 2:52:36 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: SamAdams76

i feel oily just looking at it.


31 posted on 10/20/2013 2:53:46 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: JPG

Obama Pretending to Eat Reggie Love.


32 posted on 10/20/2013 2:55:29 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: SamAdams76

“Center for Science in the Public Interest”

A liberal anti-food group. They were the ones that went on the “saturated fat” crusade in the 1980’s then went on to crusade against trans-fats in the 1990s’s and now want to ban all fried foods. They want “organic” produce, veggies and fruits, only to enter you mouth, no meats, dairy, or any animal based foods of any kind.

These guys are liberal Nazi food freaks.


33 posted on 10/20/2013 2:56:53 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: ThomasThomas

I know, it’s just wrong.


34 posted on 10/20/2013 2:57:06 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: SamAdams76

I used to like Long John Silvers as well as Captain D’s. I don’t guess I have eaten at either since around 1985. I do recall their fish used to be Cod instead of Haddock.

Not sure which is better.


35 posted on 10/20/2013 3:05:43 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Tax-chick

Ugh

I oppose all taxes on philosophical grounds


36 posted on 10/20/2013 3:08:15 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

I’m inclined to agree with you, but the assignment was about research, and the numbers are there for advocates of nanny-state laws. And he started Wednesday morning on an assignment due Friday afternoon!


37 posted on 10/20/2013 3:13:23 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Yes, that, and it’s also surprising he isn’t missing some fingers by now.


38 posted on 10/20/2013 3:16:06 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Tax-chick
but the assignment was about research, and the numbers are there for advocates of nanny-state laws.

Research and numbers are not conclusions.

39 posted on 10/20/2013 3:18:18 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Antihero101607
I find their fries to be terrible, but I do like their fish especially with malt vinegar.

Ditto that. Fish with the vinegar is a big thumbs up but the rest is awful. Can't stand the fries, the slaw or the hush puppies. Ha, the article thinks it has to explain that hush puppies are fried cornmeal batter as if anyone doesn't know that. I make a mean hush puppy!

40 posted on 10/20/2013 3:18:20 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Tax-chick

He needs guidance. There must be some objective data that supports not adding a new tax on the food that other people eat.


41 posted on 10/20/2013 3:19:55 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: hosepipe
Yummmm

Same here. There used to be one 1/2 mi from me and way back they had oysters. Double yummmmmm. They dropped those but I still liked to eat there now and then.

They shut down and there's one left in the area, not worth driving to. I found a recipe for their batter on the web and got my own fish. Catfish fillets, tilapia and some cod. Wanted some scallops and oysters but the store won't have them fresh until closer to the holidays.

When I got the fish I couldn't resist some creamed herring. Long senior moment there. I like shrimp, too in my own horseradish/chili sauce. Heinz chili sauce, no chili in it, my favorite brand of that. Squeeze of lemon juice.

Anyway, I don't use a thermometer and my fat may not have been hot enough but my batter didn't get as golden brown as that picture. It fried up nice and crispy though and tasted fine. I saw another recipe with 1 tsp of sugar, didn't know if I should try that or not. I don't want beer batter though.

This was 3/4 cup flour 2 tbsp corn starch 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt, 3/4 cup water. I don't deep fry anything very often. Usually I bake fish different ways. Patted the fish dry and the batter is thick enough and sticks very well.

42 posted on 10/20/2013 3:21:03 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: CodeToad
A liberal anti-food group. They were the ones that went on the “saturated fat” crusade in the 1980’s then went on to crusade against trans-fats in the 1990s’s and now want to ban all fried foods. They want “organic” produce, veggies and fruits, only to enter you mouth, no meats, dairy, or any animal based foods of any kind.

These guys are liberal Nazi food freaks.

They're all a bunch of vegans who want people to give up meat, founded by Ralph Nader, no less. And yet the drive-by's treat them as honest brokers looking out for healthy food, just like they treat the AARP as spokesmen for all retired people.

43 posted on 10/20/2013 3:22:01 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I can’t eat their food. Horrible stuff.

Don’t sweat it, with all that grease it’ll slide right out in no time at all.


44 posted on 10/20/2013 3:23:44 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: COBOL2Java

Fox should know better.


45 posted on 10/20/2013 3:27:32 PM PDT by relictele ("An elective despotism was not the government we fought for..." - James Madison)
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To: SamAdams76

Always remember the key to healthy dining. If it tastes good, SPIT IT OUT!


46 posted on 10/20/2013 3:30:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hold on to your sombrero! Here comes amnesty! The GOP is on a roll!)
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To: SamAdams76

If “The Center for Science in the Public Interest” is against it, I’ll have to go try this at lunch tomorrow. I don’t know if we still have a Long John Silvers in my area anymore. What the heck, I’ll drive up to an hour and a half to try it.


47 posted on 10/20/2013 3:31:01 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (On the evening of 10/16/13, the ailing republican party breathed its last breath.)
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To: BykrBayb

There might be, but he wasn’t going to find it overnight, which was all the time he had. I did a full, sentence-by-sentence rewrite, because he can’t afford a bad grade at this point. Careful monitoring will prevent future emergencies!


48 posted on 10/20/2013 3:31:17 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: SamAdams76

Got food poisoning from that joint back in the ‘80’s. I’m back better then ever after two bags of injected saline. They’ll NEVER get my loot again.


49 posted on 10/20/2013 3:31:39 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: JoeProBono

Is that John McCain?


50 posted on 10/20/2013 3:32:13 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (On the evening of 10/16/13, the ailing republican party breathed its last breath.)
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