One of the true issues behind obesity is the fact that many chains —which provide one-third of all restaurant meals, according to the New York Department of Health —obfuscate the fat and calorie counts of their menu items, and fight any attempt to shed light on what, exactly, is going on between their buns and inside their taco shells.
Sure, a turkey burger sounds healthy. But is it, really? Not if you order the Bella from Ruby Tuesday, which packs a whopping 1,145 calories. (And yes, that's before a side of fries.)
20. Worst Fast Food Chicken Meal
55g fat (4.5g trans fat)
The only thing "premium" about these strips is the caloric price you pay. Add a large fries and regular soda and this seemingly innocuous chicken meal tops out at 1,710 calories.
19. Worst Drink
Jamba Juice Chocolate Moo'd Power Smoothie
(30 fl oz)
10 g fat
183 g carbs
(166 g sugar)
Jamba Juice calls it a smoothie; we call it a milk shake. In fact, this beverage contains more sugar than two pints of Ben and Jerry's Butter Pecan ice cream.
18. Worst Supermarket Meal
Pepperidge Farm Roasted Chicken Pot Pie (whole pie)
64 g fat
86 g carbs
The label may say this pie serves two, but who ever divided a small pot pie in half? Once you crack the crust, there will be no stopping.
17. Worst "Healthy" Burger
Ruby Tuesday Bella Turkey Burger
71 g fat
56 g carbs
We chose this burger for more than its calorie payload: Its name implies that it's healthy.
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