The preparation for this episode of the Odds and Ends began with a note about an advertisement that I saw while watching a show that was 'sponsored' by Weight Watchers. Things seemed to spiral from there and my notes for the week center on foods - unhealthy ones at that... so this is my fast food odds and ends.
Pizza Hut - This is the one that started it all. Immediately following the statement, "this show is brought to you by Weight Watchers," a commercial for a pizza dinner in a box with a dozen bread sticks followed. Why do you need bread sticks with pizza?
KFC - I have seen some ads for a chicken pot pie from Kentucky Friend Chicken. I looked up the dish - and it has 790 calories. (that's a big lunch)
Wendy's - It is that time of year - lent. Fish is in. Wendy's is promoting its Premium Cod Filet pretty heavily. I was intrigued by the ads because they make statements about people who really love fish going to Wendy's for this sandwich. I keep thinking, "really?" I don't know about you, but when I think of great fish, I do not think of Wendy's. So I looked up the sandwich and found this great review from another blogger. Also - the sandwich has 510 calories - again - that is a lot for a sandwich. I was curious, how would a Red Lobster fish sandwich compare - I expected better - but it was worse - 730 calories. Of course, it may be bigger.
Chik-fil-A - Ok - this blurb was not inspired by a commercial. On Thursday, I was walking across campus eating my egg sandwich that I had made at home. It is made with flat bread and has a slice of fat free cheese. You can see how I make it here. It is really, really good. It has 105 calories (leaving room for my fruit and cereal bar). I passed a young lady who was eating something out of a Chik fil A bag and I thought - oh man, I could save you so many calories. I searched the Chik-fil-A website's breakfast section to see if I could find what she was eating, but I really couldn't say. They do serve a chicken biscuit which has 440 calories - but I also saw that a plain biscuit had 310 calories. That is nuts.
Nutrasystem - Not a fast food reference, but I also saw some of their commercials this week. I just have to say - having food sent to you in the mail so you can add water to reconstitute it is NOT real life.
(disclaimer - I see a lot of ads in the one or two hours of online TV I watch at night - I do NOT watch a lot of TV!)
Again - WHY do you need breadsticks with pizza?