Yoni Freedhoff has a great post today about 10 fast food desserts that have more calories than BK’s new bacon sundae.
Most of the desserts on the list are from the usual suspects, like Cinnabon or Applebee’s or the Cheesecake Factory.
But the dessert leading the list, the one Yoni calls “the world’s most dangerous piece of cake” just is mind boggling (and I’m not usually surprised by food industry excesses).
It’s The Keg‘s carrot cake a la mode. Here’s their nutritional breakdown:
If you can get past the fact that a dessert has more calories than most people should eat in a day, notice that it includes more than one and a third cups of sugar (65 teaspoons!) and the equivalent of a stick and a half of butter (12 tablespoons of fat!).
I like what Nigel said over at Yoni’s:
I would think that 1.5cups of sugar wouldn’t fit inside 1 slice of carrot cake. It’s carrot cake, not a TARDIS! It sounds like a whole carrot cake to me.
Well, according to The Keg’s dessert menu (part of which pictured at right, click for larger version), it looks like it’s not only not a whole cake, but it’s not even advertised as one of those desserts meant for multiple folks to share! And this Flickr pic doesn’t even make it look like a large piece of cake.
I agree with Yoni’s comment on Twitter that foods like these help make “‘intuitive eating’ pretty much impossible.”