Food Porn!

Filed in Gather Food Essential by on August 29, 2009 0 Comments

Food porn are edibles so decadent they’re deemed to be practically immoral.  Laden with fat and calories, food porn satisfies the palate while it packs on the unwanted pounds.  Makes me think of sex without protection and the increased risk of pregnancy.  If you engage in food porn, you’re bound to grow bigger.

Who are the major food porn peddlers these days?  Two of my favorite quickies – Domino’s Pizza (hey, they deliver) and Starbucks (a whole lotta lattes). 

Domino’s is offering Breadbowl Pasta recently called out as food porn by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.  The calorie count for this pasta stuffed bread is anywhere from 1,300 to 1,500.  This fattening dish also has over a day’s worth of sodium and saturated fat.

CSPI senior nutritionist Jayne Hurley commented, “White-flour pasta with cream-cheese sauce can be a nutritional nightmare on its own.  The last thing it needs is an 800-calorie white-bread pizza-crust bowl. Topping a pizza crust with an order of macaroni and cheese is probably the most discouraging mac-and-cheese innovation since The Cheesecake Factory decided to ball it up and toss it in the deep-fryer. What’s next, wrapping it in a giant blueberry pancake?”

Starbucks is serving up food porn in a cup.  The Starbucks Venti (20 oz.) Caffè Mocha has a whopping 410 calories and 10 grams of saturated fat when served with 2 percent milk and whipped cream.  This happens to be my favorite Starbucks so now what…

There is good news when it comes to your fave Starbucks beverage. If you order it with nonfat milk and no whipped cream, it’s only 130 calories.  Safe sex in a cup!

Have you indulged in any food porn lately?

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