Ballpark offers $20 burger with 4,800 calories, 300 g of fat, 744 mg of cholesterol.

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  1. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    Continuing my recent string of posts about gluttony, a small town baseball team is serving up a 4,800 calorie burger this summer...

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  2. szark macrumors 68030

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    Deep fried Pepsi? How do you deep fry a liquid? :confused:

    The burger sounds tasty, but I won't be trying one.
     
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  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, ahem, so that is where I'm moving back to this summer. Sigh/facepalm.
     
  5. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

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    Pics or it didn't happen.

    Uh, I mean, pics or it doesn't actually exist. :D
     
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    I can't believe the burger doesn't come with fries.
     
  8. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    To be honest, that looks kind of awesome for a burger, as long as the meat is decent (for burger meat). Share it with 3 friends if you need to. :)
     
  10. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    So, what's up with that, anyway?
     
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    it does look pretty good

    nutrition be damned
     
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    Seeing this makes me feel not quite as bad about myself for having a regular burger every so often. :rolleyes:
     
  13. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    That is positively disgusting.
     
  14. spork183 macrumors 6502a

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    aw, come on, that's only 10x the daily allowance of fat for someone who wants to lose weight.
     
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    Inspired by this and the other gluttony threads around here, I decided to go out and make myself a giant burger at home. Who says vegetarians can't have fun with their food?

    Toasted whole wheat bun
    "Chicken" burger, breaded and grilled
    2 slices of "bacon"
    "cheese"
    Tipsy BBQ sauce
    Another breaded and grilled burger
    2 more slices of "bacon"
    another layer of cheese
    Smokey BBQ sauce
    Spicy salsa

    It ended up being about 900 calories, 70 grams of protein, 24 grams of fat (mostly monounsaturated (the kind that lowers bad cholesterol and raises good cholestorol) and omega 3 & 6) 0 grams of cholesterol, with 105% RDA of iron, 84% RDA of calcium, and 9g of fibre. Clearly I must be doing something wrong!

    …and yes, I had a hard time finishing it.
     
  16. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    That sounds tasty, but call me when you use a pound of bread dough for the bun. ;)
     
  17. Mr. lax macrumors 6502

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    Looks mighty tasty to me
     
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    I mean it is meant to be consumed by more than one person correct? If I was at a game with a few buddies, I'd give it a shot.
     
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    This thing sounds absolutely disgusting even from the description...and you can take that from a burger fan!

    This is the kind of sandwich which, were real life like the movies, would cause the cows of the world to rise en masse and destroy us in the manner of Hitchcock's "The Birds".
     
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    Ditch the Fritos, and I'd be willing to split it with someone.
    Um, :confused:
    Nantucket = Massachusetts.
     
  21. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm fascinated by the recent American pursuit of constantly trying to out-do the last unhealthy, artery clogging creation.

    It seems like lines have been drawn where a good portion of restaurants/consumers are going for the organic, whole grain thing and the other extreme are trying to be as unhealthy as possible. Even in the world of fast food, you have the McDonalds and Subways which really try to push their lighter options like salads and wraps and then the Burger Kings and Carl's Jrs which are all about seeing how many beef patties can be placed between a bun without it toppling over.

    I'm just wondering where all this will lead to...


    I don't know, I reckon there's plenty of people who will order their own private Fifth Third Burger, don't you?
     
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    Is that because you were using vegetarian "chicken burger" and "bacon" and "cheese", all in quotations? I don't think I'd eat that either. :p


    Right now I live near one of the best burger restaurants in Toronto (or just outside of the GTA, actually, although it's close enough), so I've been a bit spoiled with my burgers. I don't claim to eat there often, but when I crave a burger, I never have to succumb to McD.


    This burger looks OK, except perhaps the fritos. I don't even know what those are. I can't recall.
     
  23. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    http://www.fritos.com/
     
  24. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Saw this burger on a news feed today. I am a big guy, one though that has gone from 350+ to about 230 here as right now in the last few years. So looking at the pic I could not even think of how I could share that with even 5 or 6 friends at a game. :eek:
     
  25. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I don't see what the big deal is; of course a hamburger of that magnitude is going to contain many calories and grams of fat.

    ...When you can pack 4,800 calories, 300 g of fat, and 744 mg of cholesterol in a burger the size of a McDonald's single, I'll be impressed. Not that I'd eat it, or any hamburger for that matter.
     

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