I’m furious (no shock there!). Burger King has a new Smoked Bacon and Cheddar Double Angus Burger – its 996 calories. You would think that would be my issue but no. Yes its half our day’s calorific intake blah blah blah we know that what we don’t know is exactly what is in the burger. So.. eas..y go to www.burgerking.co.uk and click on their nutritional information and it gives you everything you need to know. EXCEPT IT GIVES YOU NOTHING. I know whether there is gluten or soy in the product, how much energy, fat etc is in but there are no ingredients listed for each product. So I call them, and the UK reps can’t tell me either – interesting isnt it? So you think you are eating a high calorie but fairly “clean” burger. Well I’m waiting for their head office and PR person to call me back – in the meantime take a look at a similar smoked bacon and cheddar double angus burger – the ingredients should freak you out more than the calorie intake. Check out the high fructose corn syrup which we now know is metabolised as fat.
Ingredients of similar burger:
Bun: UNBLEACHED ENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR [FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE (VITAMIN B1), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), FOLIC ACID (A B VITAMIN)], WATER, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, YEAST, SOYBEAN OIL, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF EACH OF THE FOLLOWING: WHEAT GLUTEN, SALT, DOUGH CONDITIONERS (SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE, CALCIUM STEAROYL-2-LACTYLATE, MONOGLYCERIDES, CALCIUM PEROXIDE, ETHOXYLATED MONOGLYCERIDES), SOY FLOUR, CALCIUM SULFATE, CALCIUM PROPIONATE (TO RETARD SPOILAGE), MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE, YEAST FOOD (AMMONIUM SULFATE)
Angus Burger: BEEF, WATER, FLAVORING, SALT
Cheese Slice: AMERICAN CHEESE (CULTURED MILK, SALT, ENZYMES, ARTIFICIAL COLOR), WATER, CREAM, SODIUM CITRATE, SALT, ARTIFICIAL COLOR, SORBIC ACID (PRESERVATIVE), SODIUM PHOSPHATE, ACETIC ACID, LECITHIN
Bacon: BACON, CURED WITH: WATER, SALT, SUGAR, SODIUM PHOSPHATES, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVOR, SODIUM ERYTHORBATE, SODIUM NITRITE