What are the worst foods in North America? The Center for Science in the Public Interest revealed their 2011 list yesterday, and it has some doozies: desserts with two and a half days’ worth of saturated fat, drinks with more than half a day’s calories. And it’s not all American-only restaurants — a Starbucks classic and grocery-store staples also made the list. Here’s the worst of the worst:
Marie Calendar’s (16.5 oz) Chicken Pot Pie: 520 calories, 11 g saturated fat, 800 mg sodium.
Olive Garden’s Tour of Italy: (Homemade Lasagna, Lightly Breaded Chicken Parmigiana, and Creamy Fettuccine Alfredo): 1,450 calories, 33 g saturated fat, 3,830 mg sodium.
Campbell’s condensed soup: 850 mg sodium.
Chipotle Chicken Burrito: 970 calories, 18 g saturated fat, 2,200 mg sodium.
The Cheesecake Factory’s Chocolate Tower Truffle Cake: 1,670 calories, 48 g saturated fat (two and a half days’ worth!)
Pillsbury Grands! Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll with Icing: 310 calories, 2 g saturated fat, 2.5 g trans fat.
Land O’ Lakes margarine spread: 2 g saturated fat, 2.5 g trans fat (more than a day’s worth).
Starbucks Venti (20 oz) White Chocolate Mocha with 2-percent milk and whipped cream: 580 calories, 15 g saturated fat.
Häagen-Dazs ice cream petite half cup: 300 calories.
Cold Stone Creamery’s Oh Fudge! shake: 1,250 calories
As Bonnie Liebman, CSPI director, said: “It’s as if the restaurants were targeting the remaining one out of three Americans who are still normal weight in order to boost their risk of obesity, diabetes, heart attacks, and cancer.”