Long John Silver’s, winner of the ‘Worst Restaurant Meal in America’

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The Center for Science in the Public Interest says this is the unhealthiest meal in America.

LOS ANGELES (Los Angeles Times) -

It may seem difficult to consume two weeks’ worth of fat in one day. Now think about eating that much fat in a single meal.

But Long John Silver’s Big Catch – “the worst restaurant meal in America” –  manages it, says the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

According to lab tests run by the food watchdog group, the meal includes 33 grams of trans fat, or more than two week’s worth of the American Heart Assn.’s recommended daily allotment. It also contains 19 grams of saturated fat, 3,700 milligrams of sodium and 1,320 calories.

The meal consists of a battered and fried piece of haddock and a selection of two side dishes, including corn, green beans, rice, coleslaw, fries, hush puppies and onion rings. The CSPI findings are based on a meal of fish, hushpuppies and onion rings.

On the Long John Silver’s website, there is an ad for the “New Big Catch Basket” claiming the fish is now three times bigger than one piece of uncooked Alaskan pollock of unspecified size. The CSPI is charging that the fast food chain doesn’t accurately post its nutrition facts.

If you’re a California Long John Silver’s customer, you can take comfort in knowing your fish and onion rings are fried in canola oil. The state banned the use of trans fats in 2010.

Read the rest of Los Angeles Times’ story here.

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2 comments

  • USMC_ECV3SKIDS

    I love Long John Silver's, and it's all about moderation. What deep fried anything has been proven to be good for you anyhow? Hey guess what? Smoking causes cancer, and alcohol liver damage, sun skin cancer and so on….. Guess I should go hide inside my bubble and eat organic broccoli tofu surprise. What kind a pussyfooted world do we live in?