The Depravity of Competitive Eating and Grilled-Cheese Burger Melts

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In a non-expose of “the depravity of Major League Eating,” Slate calls the Fourth of July hot-dog-eating contest the “moment that captures the depravity of our age” and wonders why salt fighter Bloomberg would endorse an event in which the government’s sodium intake recommendations are exceeded in 30 seconds. Stephen Colbert doesn’t see the harm. He celebrated the “sacred contest” in his “Thought for Food” segment last night. He’s also excited about the latest stunt sandwich, the Friendly’s grilled-cheese burger melt, which (in using two grilled-cheese sandwiches as burger buns) steals the thunder of KFC’s new Doublicious (taste tested on Serious Eats today). It’s an even more blechtacular version of the Cheeseburger Club we marveled over a year ago, or as Colbert puts it, “It’s like your lunch and two other people’s lunches are having a threeway in your mouth.”

Deep Throat [Slate]
Thought for Food - Kentucky Tuna & Grilled Cheese Burger Melt [Colbert Nation]