Your appetite is about to be attacked by zombies and vampires. I'm not talking about the children in plastic masks ringing your doorbell on Halloween night. I'm referring to the bowls of Snickers, Smarties, and other sugary snacks that will inevitably show up in your home today.
My advice: Indulge. In moderation, of course. And then focus your attention on the real food monsters among us. Every year, the mad
scientists of the food industry gather in their creepy labs (or, possibly, boardrooms)
to create new disguises for nutritionally inferior
fare. In the past, that amounted to an extra patty on your burger or some cheese stuffed into your pizza crust. But as these tricks started becoming commonplace, the food industry began resorting to increasingly crazier creations. These are the strange, mutilated, dangerous monsters I call "Frankenfoods."
Pizza Hut Garlic
Parmesan Bone-Out Wings (6 wings) 780 calories 57 g fat (10.5 g
saturated) 2,130 mg sodium
Ever seen a
chicken without bones in its wings? Of course not. Mother Nature put them there
for a reason, and it wasn’t so multinational food corporations could go yanking them out for their own twisted purposes. Not only are these freakish “bone-out”
wings just plain weird, but thanks to a generous coating of creamy sauce and a layer
of greasy breading, they have more than three times as many calories as the Hut’s
Traditional All-American Wings. They may not have their own bones, but they’ll stick
to yours in the worst way.
Instead! Traditional All-American
Wings (6 wings) 240 calories 15 g fat (4.5 g
saturated) 870 mg sodium
SELECTIONS! From frightening amounts of fat to sinister doses
of sodium, there are some nerve-racking nutritional facts lurking behind the
walls of your favorite chain. Be a smart diner and don’t fall prey to the 8 Scariest Restaurant Meals in America.