Top 30 WORST Foods in America!

Thanks for all the positve comments and emails from yesterday’s Two Months Sans Scale Progress Post! Still looking to fill 3 spots in my upcoming scale series. If you want to share your relationship with the scale on my blog, please leave me a comment or shoot me an email!!

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Now on to the fun stuff! This morning I received my weekly email from Food Matters and in it was an article depicting the Top 30 WORST Foods in America. I think it’s worth a read by every one you know; especially for women who have husbands that eat and order whatever they want when out! This might make them think twice!!

Follow the link above or click HERE for America’s Top 30 WORST Foods in America!

Question: Have you ever eaten any of these foods or something close?

Umm…Bacon Blue Cheese Burger?

Remember this!? Yeeps!

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32 comments to Top 30 WORST Foods in America!

  • Juli

    I’m surprised nothing from Panera made it onto the list. That stuff is deceptive!

  • The scary thing is that I just read an article that said many restaurants UNDERESTIMATE the calories and fat in their foods. YIKES!
    I seriously can’t believe that kettle corn had 15 grams (I think) of trans fat. That shouldn’t be legal. Can you imagine if someone eats that as a snack, every day??? That could seriously kill someone. And kettle corn would be the LAST place I would look for trans fats!!

  • Mmm, love Cinnabons. Luckily, we don’t have Cinnabon here in Canada, but very occasionally we’ll grab one at the airport in Minneapolis when we’re flying through.

  • 78 g sugars in that Sobe drink! Disgusting! Good thing I never eat any of these foods! Need to share this!

  • Oh goodness!! Can I just say that I’m pretty sure I’ve had the PF Chang’s Lo Mein before. Yikes!! So much better to cook at home.

  • That fish sounds so healthy, doesn’t it? I know when I was younger, I ate the occasional Stouffers chicken pot pie. Just signed up for the Food Matters newsletter :-)

  • Oh my god 2600 calories in that baskin robins chocolate oreo shake!? Jesus christ thats a whole days worth of calories! And then some! IN A DRINK?! Scary scary stuff!

  • I do try really hard to pay attention to food labels when I’m at the grocery and was so disappointed when I checked out the nutrition facts for that kettle corn! Serious disappointment.

  • I love these kinds of post. I’m always interested in the “best” and “worst” foods in America.

    But I’m pretty sure I’ve demolished a plate of those baby back ribs from the Outback as a teenager.

  • I’m happy to say that I stay far far away from most processed/fast food in America. Nothing on the list! Thank you for sharing with me tonight. As always, I’m leaving your site with a smile. I hope you have a fun and joy-filled weekend. I’m going to be baking and enjoying this Texas heat! Hugs from Austin!

  • i was scared to look at the list! luckily, most of those restaurants are not in canada; however, i’m sure it would not be that hard to find comparable meals/restaurants. i’m with lauren – it’s really sad to see some kids’ meals on that list…i would be most tempted by…the chicken pot pie, believe it or not! they’re so good – i don’t have them that often, but really enjoy them when i do!
    now, i’m a cereal monster – i read once that cap’n crunch is the worst cereal out there – i used to eat that allll the time. luckily, i found puffins!
    congrats, erin, on ditching the scale, too. so glad it’s had such a positive effect on you!

  • I guess the moral of the “worst foods” story is make it yourself to control portion, quality etc. So many of those look vile. My biggest gripe is the kids meals. The chicken nugget meal looked like what many restaurants serve children, a little surprised. I knew it was junk didn’t know that caloric. I also think any parent who serves lunchables should be required to eat one too, yuck.

  • Kristin Stadler

    I am glad to say I have never eaten any of those foods. Most of them just look unappetizing to me.

  • Wow, this list is frightening! I steer clear of most chain restaurants (with the exception of PF Changs), so I haven’t sunk my teeth into any of these items (phew!). However I think people forget that independent restaurants often create very similar dishes! An organic triple cheese and pancetta burger on a brioche bun doesn’t necessarily have better nutrition stats than a McDonalds burger (the ingredients themselves are certainly better though!). I don’t think the problem is the specific foods themselves (every food CAN fit into a healthy diet, in my opinion), but the monstrous portions. Most restaurants just give us too much food! So I say order whatever your heart desires, but cut it in half and share with someone else. (Most of the time). :-)

  • Wow, this list is frightening! I steer clear of most chain restaurants (with the exception of PF Changs), so I haven’t sunk my teeth into any of these items (phew!). However I think people forget that independent restaurants often create very similar dishes! An organic triple cheese and pancetta burger on a brioche bun doesn’t necessarily have better nutrition stats than a McDonalds burger (the ingredients themselves are certainly better though!). I don’t think the problem is the specific foods themselves (every food CAN fit into a healthy diet, in my opinion), but the monstrous portions. Most restaurants just give us too much food!

  • That is a most impressive (or inimpressive, depending on how you look at it) list. Goodness. Australia doesn’t have half of those products and we’re still hot on America’s tail in the obesity stakes, so I hate to imagine what the country will be like when those foods arrive!!

  • Yeah, my honey has eaten quite a few of those things…still skinny as a twig!!! BUT, he forgets what it is doing to his insides!

    I could do a scale post…it would be great for me to think more about my experience with it!

  • Very interesting list. I’ve never had any of these, but probably have had some pretty close “relatives”.

  • Oh my!… Those are shocking but when you think about all the extra oil and things that are put into food that you don’t cook, it’s not all that shocking. Oh my, my sister loves those ‘healthy’ wraps from Applebees, I’ll just not tell her so she can enjoy them when she has them twice a year! Twice a year won’t hurt, right?

  • Meg

    I had read this article recently and some of those are just CRAZY! I love, love, love Marie Calendar’s pot pies. I’m still glad you enjoyed every bite of that bacon bleu cheese burger! Eat it, enjoy it, forget about it!

  • WOW. So good news is, I dont think I’ve ever had any of those… Bad news is that is DISGUSTING!

  • Roz

    Holy smokes!! The nutritional stats on these are CRAZY!!! Fortunately, the only one of the 30 that has ANY appeal is the cinnamon bun (it reminds me of university, we’d have them when I was a student..) so none of these would be on our radar anyway. Still…staggering that the restaurants keep offering them, which means people ARE ordering them. Thanks for bringing this to our attention Erin. Have a great day.

  • I can’t wait to read the scale posts!!! ohmygosh! =) I dont know if I have time to write one but If you can’t fill the last slot just holla at me! <3

    This list makes me cringe.. but sometimes really crazy concoctions like that are fun to try a few bites of… and then pawn off on your man to have him demolish the bulk of the eats. lol

  • I almost fell off my chair with some of those calories!!! I am guilty of consuming the occassional Cinnabon, but they taste sooo good. I think that’s my only guilty pleasure on that list. My hubby and dad however are guilty of many, many of those things!!

  • The only thing off that list that I’ve had is the Sobe Pina Coloda. It was delicious, but I havent had one for years and years. Fortunately, I prefer water. :)

  • I am proud to say I don’t think I’ve ever had 1 of those 30 dishes! Woohoo! I will definitely be showing my husband though!

  • I’ve only had 1 of the 30 — Uno’s Deep Dish Pizza and I have no regrets!

  • Oh gosh! I know there’s a lot of bad food in America but it’s just crazy looking at the nutritional info for all of it! Simply crazy and disgusting!

    I used to love cinnabons and would eat them from time to time growing up! They are too good and I still enjoying having them once a year!

  • This post had me Cah-racking up!! How about a Baskin-Robbins Large Chocolate Oreo Shake

    2,600 calories – 135 g fat (59 g saturated, 2.5 g trans) – 1,700 mg sodium – 263 g sugars

    Really?? So makes me NEVER want to eat out!!

  • I’d love to do a scale relationship post! :)

  • I can’t wait to show my boyfriend this list. He always manages to pick some of the worst things on the menu which is often a Bacon Bleu cheeseburger and other very heavy and fatty burgers!

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