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The most SHOCKING foods! - What they don't tell you

Updated on March 22, 2010

What would you say if I told you that a small personal Pizza Hut Pan pizza contains a whopping 630 calories? Well guess what... it does!!!

Unfortunately most foods that we buy at a restaurant do not have the calorie content labeled on them and most of the time, we could really care less!!! I know that I am not worried about how many calories are in the pizza - as I am shoving into my mouth...however there are some foods that are so high in calories that it is extremely shocking! I have done a little research and decided to compile a list of the ones that I found most shocking and also some clearly better choices...don't get me wrong, you will see my driving through McDonald's too, but I am pulling in knowing that the Big Mac may be my best choice when stacked up against its competitors!

Shocking fact: Did you know that A McDonald's Crispy Ranch Chicken Salad has more Fat, Calories and Cholesterol than a Big Mac???

How much do you really know?

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McDonalds Big Mac - 540

BK Dble Whopper w/cheese - 1061

Reg Whopper w/out cheese - 660

Carl Jr. Double Six Dollar Burger - 1520

Wendy's 1/2 double w/ cheese - 750

The shocking best pick??? A McDonalds Big mac! WOW

Shocking fact:  Did you know that some turkey burgers contain more fat and calories than a regular Hamburger?  A Turkey Burger from Ruby Tuesdays has 1171 calories and 58 grams of fat!


Most Shocking

  1. Nathan's seafood "Sampler" -3378
  2. Outback Steakhouse Aussie fries - 2900
  3. Chili's Awesome Blossom - 2710
  4. Macaroni Grill Spaghetti and Meatballs - 2430
  5. Applebee's riblets with fries and coleslaw - 2224
  6. Uno's Chicago Grill Deep Dish Personal pizza - 2310
  7. Chili's Honey Chipotle Crispers With Sauce - 2040
  8. Quizno's Italian classic Sandwich - 1370
  9. On The Border Grande Taco Salad (beef) -1450
  10. Nathan's Chicken Tender Platter - 1300
  11. Boston Market's Meatloaf Carver Sandwich - 940
  12. Subway Dbl Meatball Marinara - 860
  13. 5 Piece Chicken Select from McDonald's With Ranch - 830
  14. Dunkin Donut's Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuit - 800
  15. Taco Bell Chicken Fiesta salad - 800 Calories
  16. Dunkin Donuts Large fruit Smoothie - 720
  17. Carl Jr.s Chix breast strips (5 pc) - 710

 Shocking fact:  Although a grilled chicken sandwich may seem like a healthy choice, most fast food grilled sandwiches are high in calories.  Burger King's broiler chicken contains 530!

Add yours! Do you have any shocking foods that you would like to share....

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      8 years ago

      I used to eat Big Macs. Then I started making my own at home. It's now been years since I've had a fast food burger. They are just not worth the calories.

    • Chaotic Chica profile image

      Chaotic Chica 

      8 years ago

      That is why fast food joints are now required to give customers nutritional information IF they ask for it. So many of us are "too busy" to ask, don't want seem offensive, or just don't want to bother knowing. There are a few on here that I didn't know about previously and I'm glad I know now! Especially that one about the grilled chicken. Thank you.

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      8 years ago from US

      Good info, I try my best to stay away from all of them but when you have family outvoting you it can be hard to do. I do get less colds and flu than others around me that cant say no.

    • lmonaghan profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      I know! Well there are 3500 calories per one pound of fat, so you actually really gain a pound!

    • Smireles profile image

      Sandra Mireles 

      8 years ago from Texas

      I already knew it was bad but I had no idea how bad. Imagine eating 3378 calories at one meal!


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