Nouvelle Cuisine … Not

Another blog entry about the strange perception held by non-Americans that the US serves excessively large portions of food.

The baseball season is about to start in earnest on Friday. Food at ballparks is not usually associated with healthy options, but the Washington Nationals are introducing a new snack this year; the 8lb StrasBurger. Yes, you did read that correctly, a burger weighing 8 pounds – granted some of that weight is in the trimmings, so you don’t get thirty-two times the meat of a quarter-pounder. It is named in honour of the Nationals pitcher Stepehn Strasburg.

It has between 8,000 and 10,000 calories, with about 600-700 grams of fat and nearly 3,000 grams of sodium. Even split between four people, it contains more calories and fat than is needed for a day. The burger also comes with a cone of fries and a pitcher of soft drink – you could order diet coke if you are concerned about your calorie intake.

Published in: on 4 April, 2012 at 5:35  Leave a Comment  

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