Thursday, July 19, 2007

Food Facts on a Busy Day

Not much time to do anything today... Acupuncture in downtown T.O., the gym and assorted chores are keeping me hopping! Here's something to tide you over while I cook up something new:
  • A single half cup (125ml) of most Haagen-Dazs ice cream flavors delivers more saturated fat than a McDonald's Big Mac.
  • Starbucks chocolate chip cookies have 400 calories per piece
  • Over 600-million Cokes per day are consumed worldwide
  • Consumption of snack foods in the US is up 233%; soft drinks up 114%; beer up 100%
  • The average American eats 28 pounds of cheese a year, mostly Cheddar and mozzarella.
  • People who read nutrition information on food labels eat 5% less fat than people who don’t.
  • The smell more people can identify most often is coffee. Peanut butter is #2
  • 25% of U.S. 4th graders are pressured by friends or classmates to use drugs or alcohol
  • The Montreal Expos the first major-league team vendors to sell Beaver Tails!
  • Squid is the #1 ranked pizza topping in Japan. Australians prefer eggs; pickled ginger is #1 in India. The French like fresh cream.
  • A typical fast-food strawberry milkshake is said to contain a mixture of more than 50 chemicals (video).
  • Americans now spend more money on fast food than on higher education, personal computers, computer software, or new cars
  • Americans consume nearly 16 billion hot dogs each year.

Yum, eh?