It’s really no wonder so many people are fat. The fast-food purveyor Chick-fil-a announced the promotion of a new high-everything milkshake available starting on St. Patrick’s day.
The carb and caloric content of this baby is astounding.
Chick-fil-a’s Cookies and Cream Milkshake has 790 calories, 300 calories from fat, 33g total fat, 18g saturated fat, .5g trans fat 95mg cholesterol, 660mg sodium, 111g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, and 100g sugars.
And it costs a whopping $2.79!
The last time I went to my natural foods grocery store grass-fed beef steak was selling for $16 per pound. According to the USDA food database, a 16 ounce t-bone steak with 1/4″ fat contains 599 kcal. If you do the math you discover that with the steak you get about 37 kcal per dollar spent whereas with the Mint Cookies and Cream milkshake you get 283 kcal for your dollar.
If you’re looking for cheap calories, the milkshake is the way to go. If you’re looking for nutritional bang for your buck and better health…well, you make the call.
“The Mint Cookies and Cream Milkshake is just plain fun,” said Woody Faulk, Chick-fil-A’s vice president of brand development. “Following last year’s highly successful rollout of Hand-Spun Milkshakes, we wanted to let our customers know that we appreciate their enthusiastic support of the shakes – and that we have a few surprises in store for them!”
I wonder if those surprises include type II diabetes, obesity and heart disease. All those are “just plain fun” too.