Thursday, December 06, 2007

Season's Eatings

Someone at work sent me something via e-mail the other day that caught my attention. What they sent me was a set of coupons to Whataburger for something that they are calling "12 Days of Whataburger". "Happy Holidays From Everyone at Whataburger" it says. For those who don't know, Whataburger is a fast food chain here in the U.S. There is one coupon for each of 12 days that entitle the bearer to a free food or beverage item. I started looking at these coupons and I thought it might be interesting to see just how many calories one would consume if they were to really get into the spirit of the "12 Days of Whataburger" and use every last one of these coupons. That sounds like fun, doesn't it? (If you don't think so, just play along anyway!) Nutritional information is from Whataburger's own website.

  • Day 1 - Free Fried Pie - 230 calories, 11 grams of fat, 285 mg sodium
  • Day 2 - Free Medium French Fries - 400 calories, 20 grams of fat, 39 mg sodium (yeah, right!)
  • Day 3 - Free Breakfast On a Bun (make it sausage, it's free!) - 275 calories, 39 grams of fat, 1264 mg sodium (not a misprint! What a great way to start your active day!)
  • Day 4 - Free Fried Pie - 230 calories, 11 grams of fat, 285 mg sodium
  • Day 5 - Free 20 oz. Drink (make it a Dr. Pepper!) - 280 calories, 100 grams of fat (just kidding! it's really 0), 70 mg sodium
  • Day 6 - Free Justaburger - 320 calories, 16 grams of fat, 862 mg sodium
  • Day 7 - Free Taquito (sausage, egg, and cheese please!) - 450 calories, 28 grams of fat, 1134 mg sodium
  • Day 8 - Free Fried Pie (again? sheesh!) - 230 calories, 11 grams of fat, 285 mg sodium
  • Day 9 - Free Medium French Fries - 400 calories, 20 grams fat, 39 mg sodium (still not buyin' it)
  • Day 10 - Free Justaburger - 320 calories, 16 grams of fat, 862 mg sodium
  • Day 11 - Free Breakfast On a Bun - 275 calories, 39 grams of fat, 1264 mg sodium
  • Day 12 - Free 20 oz. Shake! (now you're talkin'!! What? Oh, chocolate!) - 1070 calories, 29 grams of fat, 472 mg sodium
  • Day 13 (I have no idea why there are 13 coupons, but there are) - Free Whataburger (Wow, the piece de resistance!) - 640 calories, 32 grams of fat, 1522 mg sodium

So the grand totals are: 5120 calories, 272 grams of fat, 8383 mg of sodium. I wonder if my diet can withstand this onslaught? Never has the word "Free" sounded so tasty!

Merry Christmas, Chocolate Brown!

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8 Comments:

Blogger Vesper said...

you are going to have to document the weight gain. ;)

12/07/2007 5:16 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Holy Sh!t. Every time I read the nutritional information on fast food I am floored as to how they pack the calories and fat into such a small package! Yum and Blech!

12/07/2007 8:33 AM  
Blogger weddingproject-us said...

No way...are you doing this?

Of course the shake sounds yummy.

Notice I didn't say yummers.

12/08/2007 11:25 AM  
Blogger JC said...

Naw, I'm not really going to do this! The one that really blows my mind is the chocolate shake. 1070 calories! That's more than half of my total recommended intake for a whole day. It kind of freaks me out that I had one at In N Out Burger back in April!

12/09/2007 3:21 PM  
Blogger REENblack said...

OMG Thats crazy! I never want to look at nutritional info on fast food again! Wait, maybe that would be a good thing...healthier anyway!

12/10/2007 8:54 AM  
Blogger Cory said...

I love that there are 13 coupons for the "12 days of Whataburger"-niceeeeee. I know what I'm NOT having for dinner!

12/10/2007 4:35 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

This made me laugh! I had never been to a Whataburger until earlier this year. My BF is from Texas... so Whataburger is a mandatory stop. (We don't have them in CO... yet)

His dad told me - Wichita Falls means "Land of Many Whataburgers". Silly.

12/14/2007 2:03 PM  
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