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October 9, 2013

What’s in a name?

9:30 am - Posted by Gregg

Have you heard about the new “MacAttack” Burger with the fried macaroni and cheese bun? According to E Online, Chicago’s Rockit Burger Bar featured this burger that hopes to top the Ramen Burger in terms of press. (And here I am, playing right into their mission. But I can’t help but wonder if this so-called MacAttack Burger should really be called a HealthAttack or HeartAttack Burger?

Yet the real question might be this: When do we, as a society, decide that enough is enough with the elaborate high fat and high calorie meals?

Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy the occasional decedent treat as much as anyone. And I even work them into my current eating plan. But I always pay attention to portion sizes. And even more important, I pay attention to ingredients.

E Online also reports on the Twilly (served at a restaurant in Chandler, Arizona) — a hot dog served in a Twinkie bun and sprinkled with Bacon Bits. Talk about insult to [potential] injury.

As I pay more attention not only to what I eat but how I feel after I eat it, I can’t help but notice that the crappier the food is, the crappier I feel (no pun intended). To say nothing of the resulting growth of my flubber when partaking in creations such as this one.

What’s your opinion in regard to the MacAttack Burger? Is it something you will ignore? Try once if you encounter an establishment that serves it? Enjoy every now and then? I’d love to get your take on what seems to becoming a trend (creating new — and fattier — “buns” for the already high-fat burger meal).

Weigh-in, won’t you? (Wink-wink!)

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9:27 am - Posted by Gregg

When I first heard about Dunkin’ Donuts new glazed donut breakfast sandwich, I thought it was some kind of joke — until I came across countless news stories, all of which also called into question the company’s unleashing this sugar- and fat-laden breakfast sandwich that some might potentially nickname “The pre heart-attack special.”

According to the CBS affiliate in Boston, the sandwich (which comes with fried eggs and bacon squeezed between a split glazed donut) clocks in at 360 calories, which (as pointed out by CBS Boston) is ironically less than the 390-calorie turkey sausage sandwich that Dunkin’ Donuts recently introduced for people looking for healthier menu options.

Becoming part of Dunkin’ Donuts regular menu as of June 7th (National Donut Day to those in the know), many ponder the audacity of the company (based in Canton, Massachusetts) introducing such a decadent entry given the nation’s recent push toward food options that make for healthier choices.

Remember, breakfast is about “breaking the fast” between dinner and a good night’s sleep. Healthy breakfast foods are meant to give us energy and help invigorate us as we start our day — not make us want to take a nap or (worse yet) contribute to clogging our arteries.

When visiting the Dunkin’ Donuts website, I read that, according to Chef San Frankethaler, “Based on all of the buzz and positive responses we received during testing, we knew we wanted to offer this nationwide and to be able to give it to our guests just in time for National Donut Day. The Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich was able to move fairly quickly because we are using ingredients that are currently on our menu. We had to train our crew members on constructing the sandwich — slicing the donut, adding the fried egg and bacon.”

Um… Okay…

So upon further analysis, yes — the glazed donut breakfast sandwich does seem to be some kind of a joke. Only problem is, if we’re buying and consuming breakfast items like this, the joke just might be on us (not to mention on our health).

What is your take on this new concoction? Would you order it once just to try it one time? Make it part of your daily or weekly routine? Do tell. I’ll be the one happily eating (and enjoying) my all-natural cereal with a sliced banana and 2% low fat milk while listening.

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