Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A Devestating Setback in the Fatty Snack Cold War

I've always believed that Americans were the standard-bearers when it came to dangerously fat-laden, calorie-packed snack and fast foods. We are, after all, the home of the Deep Fried Twinkie, Deep Fried Oreo, Hamburger Sandwiched Between Two Halves of a Krispy Kreme Donut, Deep Fried White Castle Slider, and various Breakfast on a Stick concoctions.

The gauntlet, however, has been thrown down. Japanese scientists have apparently taken a much-needed break from building mechanical versions of Godzilla in order to create what basically appears to be Death in Dough Form.

Check out the Pizza Hut Double Roll, an exclusive from the Land of The Rising Cholesterol Level. According to the translation over at Gizmodo, this fast food atrocity packs a whopping 646 – 646! – calories per slice. To give you some idea of just how much that is, one slice of a large Meat Lover's Pizza is a mere 530 calories.

"How is this possible," you ask?

Well, Pizza Hut Death Dealers, I mean, chefs have gone beyond the simplicity of a cheese-filled crust and added pigs in a blanket to the outer most edges of the pizza, yet the envelope pushing does not end there by any stretch of the imagination.

Toppings include: mini hamburgers, pepperoni, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, mushrooms, garlic chips, corn (?!) and more.

Not gross enough for ya? The pizza (and I'm loathe to even call it that) comes with ketchup and – wait for it – maple syrup for that extra disgusting touch.

Thanks to Davida at Leeking Ink for the info.

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