Blogger Ms Bitchcakes does some simple nutrition math to realize that Starbucks can’t possibly be telling the truth on their peach tart nutrition information.
Do you think the chain’s peach tarts are only 120 calories? (hint, one gram of fat is 9 calories)
Follow her adventures to find out what the real caloric count is.
What other foods been notably wrong with their nutritional information?
- Chili’s: “In the case of the Chili’s sample, that information didn’t square with the calorie and fat test. A serving of the chain’s “Guiltless Grill” salmon contained 35 grams of fat – 2.5 times as much fat as the restaurant claimed – 14 grams – according to the food analysis.” Reported on SeattlePI.com
- Taco Bell: “Taco Bell’s products also contained more calories than the company claim. Its “Fresco Grilled Steak Soft Taco” had four times as much fat and almost twice as many calories as advertised.
Taco Bell says the steak taco has 4.5 grams of fat and 160 calories; testing showed it to have 20 grams of fat and 297 calories.” Reported on SeattlePI.com
- Applebee’s: “Also at variance is Applebee’s, which has teamed with WeightWatchers to create a special menu. Several items – including the “Cajun Lime Tilapia,” “Steak and Portobello,” and “Garlic Herb Chicken” – had twice as much fat as the company claims.” Reported on SeattlePI.com
- McDonald’s: “McDonald’s website claimed that a Big Mac and medium fries had 786 calories but analysis showed it had 900.” Reported by the Independant
- Burger King: “Burger King’s Whopper and regular fries had 19 grams of saturated fat, rather than the 13 grams claimed.” Reported by the Independant
- Veggie Booty: “At an independent laboratory, chemists found 8 grams of fat and 147 calories — a far cry from the 2.5 grams of fat and 128 calories the package claimed.” Reported on SFGate.com