The Calorie-Disbelief Bandwagon Rolling Already

As predicted here yesterday, the media is already enjoying watching customers at chain restaurants recoil in horror at seeing just how fattening their favorite foods are. The Times gets in on the action today, going to Starbucks and trolling for responses exactly like this one: “I’m surprised, especially about the Iced Lemon Loaf,” [a customer] said, referring to something that looked like a slice of lemon pound cake with frosting. “It’s 500 calories. That’s like a Big Mac. It’s like a meal.” Actually, she’s right — a Big Mac is 540 calories. But who’s counting?

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