“So let’s review: a sandwich consisting of bacon, cheese and fried chicken produces a blood-sugar reading of 94 mg/dl. A bowl of Cheerios produces blood sugar of 250 mg/dl, at least for some people … but in a nation of type 2 diabetics, Cheerios are promoted as health food, while the sandwich denounced as the equivalent of a WMD.”
What would you rather have, a Double Down or a bowl of Cheerios? If the Cheerios are going to spike your blood-sugar worse than an “evil double-chicken bacon sammitch”… I think I know the answer for me.
I’m actually going to figure out what the nutritional content is in a “healthy” Double Down i.e. two grilled chicken breasts, nitrate-free bacon and real cheese, and post it somewhere.
Heart Attack Grill is awesome because everything they sell there is *real*.
@VT: You know what? That’s a damned good point. On the same show I saw the Heart Attack Grill, there was a doughnut shop that made maple glazed doughnuts with bacon on top. It was one of their best sellers.
Funny thing is, I looked at that and thought “Mmmm…tasty.”
And what’s the difference between a sandwich like the DD and something like Chicken Cordon Bleu? That’s the same thing, only rolled up with ham and cheese inside.
I guess it all comes down to presentation. I bet if some fancy French restaurant put the DD on a plate with a sprig of parsley and charged $50 for it, the critics would rave.
@Friar: Okay. Cookie dough cheesecake? So not fair at this time of day. I think we’re going to have to get Sushi to make one of those.
@Friar: So very true. Our culture has grown to the point where no one wants to take responsibility for themselves.
And the government (down here anyway) doesn’t help matters by constantly trying to protect us from ourselves. Wear a bicycle helmet! You might fall on your head! Never mind the fact that we as kids did all kinds of crazy stunts with our bikes and never once considered a helmet. Watch out for germs! Antibacterial soap? We didn’t have that either. We had Lysol. That was good enough. We got our colds and sniffles and our bodies dealt with it. Again, we’re still here.
God, I sound like you now.
And I’ll just add to the deep fried list of things I would never eat: Butter. Thank you, Texas.
Ha! When I was a kid our neighbor across the street had this tree house. Actually, it was this rickety 20 ft. platform in some old tree fifteen feet off the ground.
You had to use an aluminum ladder to get to the top. It had one weathered rail going around the top with nothing under the rail to keep any of us from slipping through. It had ropes you could use to climb back down if you wanted.
It scared the shit out of me. I don’t like heights, but I wanted to be with my brother (younger) and the rest of the boys, so I went up. Once. First and last time.
Well, eventually the inevitable happened. One of us fell out. My brother sat down in a lawn chair that wasn’t folded out all the way and ended up with a concussion.
Did Mom sue the neighbors? Did she ban us from ever playing in the tree house again?
She was calm as could be as she went off in the ambulance with my brother. The neighbors put up some walls under the rail and that was that.
I dont know. Sometimes I do have a strong craving for slow cooked beans with rice and vegetables. But really.. usualy those cravings are within the context of meaty chili, so its sort of a break-eve meat and veg craving 😀