Thursday, March 01, 2007

God Save the Golden Arches

Apparently, people in the UK can't be trusted to make intelligent decisions for themselves, just like their American counterparts. During a tour of the Imperial College London, Prince Charles asked a nutritionist "Have you got anywhere with McDonald's, have you tried getting it banned? That's the key."

It wasn't long before this fit of hypocrisy was exposed – seems that something called a Cornish Pastry from the Prince's own Duchy Originals Organic line packs more calories, fat, saturated fat and salt than a Big Mac from the Golden Arches.


Fairfax said...

At the McD's in the UK, you can get a vegan burger made from something called qorn, which is some sort of fungus. Never got the nerve to try one though.

Dan said...

Do you remember the McLean Deluxe? That was McDonalds' attempt at offering a healthier, low-fat burger. In order to keep the patty from being dry and tasteless they added water and carrageenan, a seaweed extract, to the mix. I had one, it was gross. It also didn't last very long.

That was around the same time they changed the Filet-O-Fish. Bastards.

Baltimore Snacker said...

Gotta love those Cornish pasties, though, as fattening as they are. The original English fast food. I had my first taste at this little sandwich shop-like place called Benjy's, which had Pepsi Max (Pepsi One, but European - this one was Polish, I think).