September 23, 2003

cheeseburger fries

POST #    395

cheeseburger fries - yuck, i just lost my lunch.

i love cheeseburgers and i really like fries, but the advance food company has introduced cheeseburger fries. what are they, you ask? they are made out of a meat and cheese compound and breading that tastes like a cheeseburger. they weigh about one ounce each and have 75 calories and four grams of fat a piece. advance also has a school version of the product which has 60 calories but more fat (6 grams). i understand it's hard to believe that i am repulsed by the product, but i have to stop somewhere. advance also makes jalepeno cheeseburger fries.

read more about this nasty invention in the ny times article.

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink at 1:29 PM



that's the most disgusting thing i've seen in a while. they're putting these things in schools, like kids aren't fat enough these days?

Posted by: dan at September 23, 2003 5:25 PM

that is appalling.

Posted by: Lauren at September 23, 2003 5:33 PM

"Steve Moore, who specializes in breaded coatings, mixing batter for cheeseburger fries in his Virginia lab."
Specializes in breaded coatings? What the hell kind of specialization is that? You can specialize in podiatry or astrophysics. You cannot specialize in breaded coatings.

Posted by: wb teen drama specialist jess at September 23, 2003 10:26 PM

I'm not sure what is appalling or disgusting about them if they taste good and are served appropriately. As far as schools go, if it isn't fried or topped with pepperoni, most kids won't eat it on a regular basis. These at least get eaten. Also, food service directors at schools are required to limit fat and calories to certain levels across the entire school week. So, Monday may be the Cheeseburger Fries with 24 gms of fat that everyone eats, and Tuesday can be a reduced fat hamburger that dries out and no one eats. But at the end of the week it all averages out to gvt. guidelines. And what are we to take from that? Lots of fat at every meal is never a good thing, but fat salt and sugar make food taste good. It is a fact you cannot ignore. And in this case, as in all cases, the old adage "all things in moderation" and regular exercise are the REAL secrets to a healthy lifestyle. Not worrying about every morsel that goes in your mouth.

So relax, and enjoy a treat now and then and remember to push off this computer and go for a walk once a day.

Posted by: foodfighter at September 26, 2003 12:27 AM

These things taste great!!! Until you've had them, don't knock them. Not very appetizing to think about raw fish either, but it tastes pretty good.

By the way, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich has more fat, carbs and calories than a 4 piece serving of these tasty babies!

Lighten up and enjoy!!!

Posted by: drew at February 19, 2004 4:57 PM

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