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We've got a Hungry Horse down the road from us now. It's a bit shit.
I'd definitely have one.
"On searching, you can find a BBQ Pulled Pork (Wo)Man Vs Burrito that contains nearly 3,500 calories, 65g of fat and 13g of salt"
1) you wouldn't make a burger with a whole bun on top and a whole bun on bottom
2) there already are donut burgers, doing it like this isn't doing something interesting and new it's just like going "how about a donut burger bet they don't exist" "no they do" "oh. how about....TWO DONUT BURGER" "give that man a marketing award" seriously?
Done by the Horse.
the system works
I bet they are loving all this attention. it is not even 2000 calories, as long as you skip breakfast and have a very light dinner, you will be fine.
laughing thinking of someone doing this. only counting the calories and not the fat and salt then having a salad for tea.
yeah because i know lots of people on limited calorie diets that completely disregard nutrients and fat. they'd rather skip breakfast and have a packet of quavers instead and then a mcdonalds extra value meal to make up their calories.
a double cheeseburger is under 500 calories.
it's funny to me because of the context and the amount of people i know who eat things like this then turn around and tell me how amazing it was that they could eat it all and it didn't even meet their calorie rda
this is a solid strategy.
but lots of people aren't actually interested in food, so it's hard to help them understand.
having said that, for calories alone I quite like this: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-200-calories-look-like.htm
did you know that calorie for calorie, there is more protein in broccoli than in steak? good luck eating 20g worth of protein from broccoli though.
Why would that happen? What are you trying to say?
tbf, I'm not sure calorie counting salad4tea fiends are this burgers demographic.
it was more, someone eating the burger then going "ooh, i've still got 504 calories left, get in"
that's why it's funny to me
I'm not changing though. I've never looked so svelte. Except when I was 14. And that was just inappropriate.
megameal. It doesn't make any difference to weight gain. And I have no interest in living for a long time, so not bothered about my health and that.
is ridiculous. Calls for it to be banned. FJC.
i'm sensing a theme today
it's an absolute disgrace.
two mushrooms between two donuts would be great
it's like doughnuts and mushrooms are made for each other.
look rank enough, imagine a chain pub version.
two dry ligament-mince beermat burgers snadwiched between stale cold crystalline sweet rusks.
I like how the spokesperson says there are "lower calorie options such as our hot chicken and bacon salad at 393 calories"
393 calories ain't exactly low-cal in itself is it?
Pretty low for any meal.
It is VERY low cal for a single meal?
You'd need to eat six of them to reach your daily amount.
but yeah, o.k. I concede, for a pub meal it probably is very low cal, and about right for any meal of the day - which doesn;t make it low cal, just....cal.
with room left over for a Crunchie bar.
oh, you're talking about doughnuts
when you consider that it's less than a quarter of an RDA of calories? however the fat/salt content etc might still be an issue with the bacon and depending on the dressing etc.
it's about right.
double it, you get 800,
X3 = 2400
And that would be a MIGHTY breakfast.
yeah, but it's a recommendation, not a target. You can have a decent breakfast, good lunch, and dinner, and then you can still have healthy snacks throughout the day, and factor in that drinks generally contain a lot of calories if you aren't just having water.
Baby-meal. For Babies.
recommended avg daily intake for an adult female: around 2,000
recommended avg daily intake for an adult male: around 2,400
and that's based on a sedentary job role/less active lifestyle.
no need for the extra 400
I'd lose a lot of weight pretty rapidly if I only ate 2000.
your weight. AS IS MY UNDERSTANDING.
but people are all different, different metabolisms body builds (as you said up there^). possibly a whole meals worth different. (depending on what the meal consists of)
in conclusion: IT DEPENDS
people are gonna order it just to post about it on facebook
no worse of course than all the people in london that queue outside of restaurants for burgers just to instagram it
Although the same could be said of any food.
Especially the one up the road from where I grew up. Used to go there for a special treat for birthdays and if I got good exam results.
Life was simpler then.
it was probably 30% more expensive than spoons with worse food. I guess I've not grown up with them so there's no nostalgia attached.
But yeah, 'pub chain sells unhealthy food' - *shrugs*
I mean, it was a long time ago, but some terrible stuff went on in there.
but back in the day I think Hungry Horse was one of the standard bearers for chain pub grub. You wanted chips/wings/burgers/ribs/steaks/scampi etc. etc.? Hungry Horse was as good a gaff as any. Think `massive portions` was their USP.
Also think the standard of pub grub has improved over the last 15 years or so so wouldn't be surprised if they're behind in the pecking order. Still, good to see them trying something stupidly unhealthy :D
the portions weren't even that massive. just the plates!
I think the fish was one of the meals that was actually legitimately huge, but that was mainly because it was a big slipper of batter with a miserable lump of cod in the middle. terrible memories of scraping tartar sauce off those plates..
Think I was too busy devouring their mixed grills with alarming regularity at age 14/15.
wait for the chef to hand you a half full pan of pepper sauce at the end of the night. pilfer some chips. drop them in the pepper sauce. leave to marinade for at least ten minutes. consume with fingers through salty tears of joy
Used to come up with similar concoctions working in a McDonald's kitchen.
A sausage and egg muffin with no egg and 4 sausage patties? With cheese betwixt every one? Yes please!
my favourite from working in a canteen was using a baguette to create what was in essence one giant chip
like donuts, cream, sauce, ice cream etc in a goldfish bowl with 2 spoons
used to love those at about age 16/17...
and - not to tarnish your memory or anything - but I, the pot boy, used to make those. was usually up to my arms in filth
I can well imagine...
when I got my first period.
Wasn't a Hungry Horse though. Probably a good thing as I would have eaten two of those.
we're going to hungry horse!
My Dad took my sister and all her friends to Busch Gardens (fnarr) and one of my Sister's friends got her first one there, and no one had talked to her about it, and she had no idea and was apparently a bit traumatised. My Dad was a bit flustered by having to give another preteen girl 'the talk' and everything.
Especially when they kept giving me knowing glances and "Are you feeling okay" gestures.
Your poor Dad.
but partly because they were very young and she was an 'early bloomer' I guess. I honestly can't begin to fathom what having that happen to you with no idea would be like.
I thought you meant he took your sister to Busch gardens to celebrate her first period
I think I'll be one of those open and 'right-on' parents which are arguably just as bad and 5 times as cringe for the daughter, when and if the situation ever arises.
on a card or something
Some of the people kicking off in that article... jeeeeeesus :D
alternative article you are all reading
I'm seeing one guy who is a physiology academic who - surprise! - thinks it's a bad idea to have this on the menu. he doesn't have any power to change what HH do or do not sell. he doesn't call for the government to bring in any special regulatory powers to control this dangerous new burger/donut epidemic.
I thought the 2 quoted sections came from 2 different people initially.
Still needlessly moany though. Ludicrous and irresponsible? It's neither. But I appreciate it's his job to do `this sort of thing`.
I think it's ludicrous, and also pretty irresponsible for a business that goes for the 'family restaurant' thing to be selling that shit. they've asked him for a personal response and he gave one?
I fail to see how it's inherently irresponsible, but there we go.
this superburger itself is a bad thing (I would be one to talk given the conversation we've had up there) but seeing the bigger chains start to roll these things out is a bit concerning. i know no-one has to order it, but obviously they will.
The odd novelty item which is there in amongst a reasonably diverse menu isn't especially troubling. Especially when it's essentially a curiosity piece that someone will only have once and never again (because it's obviously fucking rank).
But yeah it's a fine line between doing this (by a restaurant which has some self-consciously `load yourself with grub` branding) than encouraging, aggressively marketing and, ultimately, normalising gluttony.
wondering whether the donut burger from there might be *whispers*.. actually a bit delicious. For me the sweet and savoury thing is just a free pass. I hate myself.
Also making myself feel a bit uncomfortable in this conversation because I feel like I'm doing a 'one rule for me, another for everyone else' thing.
"To me, this is simply ludicrous and irresponsible. I am no killjoy but why is this sort of food available?"
shortly before going over to the party across the road, unplugging the stereo and declaring, "I'm no killjoy, but people are trying to sleep here!" On a Saturday. At 7pm.
Like fish and chips/burrito/creamy curry/pie must all be getting up there calorie wise. Someone research this and get it to me by 5pm.
Doesn't look as ridiculous though, ergo less outcry.
They have all the calories listed. 2000 is very high for a single burger. I think average calories for a Wetherspoons meal are about 1000-1400.
not too bad for a main meal as a treat. Then you see the '(add chips 452 calories)' :(
there's just something about the cold hard reality of knowing you're starting the day at 1600 calories (+ juice) that really takes the edge off it for me.
Donut, burger, bacon jam, strawberry jam, peanut butter and Monterey Jack cheese.
and it still wouldn't stand a chance.
but donut burgers are so good. Had one the other day in Red's true bbq.
FWIW, I don't understand the outcry about this. Done in moderation, I'm sure it's fine.
obv you wouldn't eat this like a normal burger you'd eat it with a knife and fork, correct?
No idea how people manage to cram so much shit in their mouth at once. Whenever I see them try, they always end up with sauce all over their face and torso.
But the people who order and eat it are not to be held responsible for their choice.
so if they're a man it's not their fault they ate the burger if they're a woman it's their own fault
am I right to suggest that mostly fried fast food often contains a lot of calories?
I had one.
one boost: 250 kCal
who the heck eats stuff with a hole in the middle where sugar should be
Fuck off mate.
because I would happily consume that
I'm off to the shop for a snack.
from a kebaby that also sold sweets. IN MANCHESTER. Honestly, fuck that place.
it's like.. a sketch from a chris morris show is forming in front of my eyes..
and worrying about calories. Boohoo its 2146 calories with chips and that m...SHUT UP JUST EAT IT OR DONT. FUCK OFF
it's not like the average person will shove one of these down their guts enough for it to matter. And even if a person DID do that they were probably eating to die anyways..