It was announced this week that Burger King is trying to kill off the remaining population of Japan with their latest Frankenburger creation, the “Meat Monster Whopper.” Tipping the scales at 1,160 calories, 69 grams of fat, 24 grams of sat fat, 2,300 milligrams of sodium, and 1.5 grams of trans fat, the Meat Monster is currently available only in Japan. It would make more sense to me if this was a by-product of the recent nuclear-reactor meltdown than the brainchild of some Burger King exec.
The Meat Monster Whopper is unlikely to hit North American Burger King outlets, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t had to endure the McObesity sandwiches in our time. Remember late last year when KFC released it’s Double Down sandwich? Or a few months ago when Taco Bell was embroiled in a law suit over the low meat content of their “meat”? Just recently Taco Bell announced it will try making it’s taco shells from Doritos. These food-stunts get a lot of attention in our nutrition- conscious society because we’re always looking for healthier options at our favourite fast food joints. But fast food chains are simultaneously releasing healthier food options for weight conscious customers. And it’s those menu options that are sometimes more confusing. Everyone looking to eat healthy can avoid the Meat Monster, but let’s take a look at some lighter fast food options to see if they measure up.