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(The Consumerist)   Can you score 10 out of 10 on the fast food calorie IQ test? Fat chance   (consumerist.com) divider line 23
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2014-05-04 08:20:20 AM  
And if you are an American farker, could you not shove 10 out of 10 fatty, high calorie foods into your gaping maw?

And you have have fun with your hippo!  Playing Hungry Hungry Hippo.  Hungry Hungry Hippo!  (I win!0
 
2014-05-04 08:32:21 AM  
Yeah, because you're just stupid if you haven't memorized the nutritional information for every single item on every single fast food menu.

Author sounds thinly smug.
 
2014-05-04 08:45:18 AM  
I got a 70%, most of it is common sense.  Bigger burgers have more calories, things with cream based sauces/dressings, cheese, or bacon have more calories than things without, and fast food salads aren't necessarily healthy.

A couple did surprise me - the Wendy's salad having more calories than the McDonald's one and the Sonic burger having more calories than a triple burger from Wendy's, but other than that the only other one I missed was due to overestimating the calories in a XXL burrito.
 
2014-05-04 08:55:38 AM  
0.  I got 0.  I'm OK with this, I don't eat that much fast food.  I WAS surprised the McRib wasn't the calorie buster.
 
2014-05-04 09:03:52 AM  
I'm not sure I care about calories at all but I'm really pretty sure I don't care about them the once or twice a year when I just want a Whopper and some onion rings.
 
2014-05-04 09:09:30 AM  
6/10. Breakfast food at those places is really, really terrible for you. So good, but so terrible. Eat oatmeal and make your own coffee.
 
2014-05-04 09:15:01 AM  
Since I've never actually eaten any of those things, I have no frame of reference with which to test my lack of knowledge.
 
2014-05-04 09:51:49 AM  
Survey says: I sound fat

/probably would be if I ate fast food very often
 
2014-05-04 11:02:56 AM  
Answering C for all questions gets you 20%. That's less than the 25% you should get randomly for 4 answer questions.

This quiz is clearly stacked against Farkers, who know the answer is always C.
 
2014-05-04 11:36:35 AM  
I got 1/10... got the first one right. Meh.

I don't eat at any of those places, though, so I'm not terribly up-to-date on fast food burgers and such. I was kinda freaked out at the actual calorie totals on the answer page.
 
2014-05-04 11:38:58 AM  
3/10  whoop.
 
2014-05-04 12:42:04 PM  
50% and now I want to eat all of that garbage.
 
2014-05-04 12:49:30 PM  
The problem with the quiz is that basically everything they talk about is a bad option.  If you're serious at all about counting calories and watching you're nutrition, you should be avoiding those places entirely.
 
2014-05-04 12:50:20 PM  

Hoban Washburne: The problem with the quiz is that basically everything they talk about is a bad option.  If you're serious at all about counting calories and watching you're nutrition, you should be avoiding those places entirely.


YOUR nutrition... damn it.
 
2014-05-04 01:09:54 PM  
3/10

/Ranch makes you fat
 
2014-05-04 01:32:44 PM  
I got 30% but I rarely eat fast food and when I do it's usually a nasty splurge dollar or two from the value menu.

It does scare the hell out of me for my daughters who are entering the teenage driving stage. But a modern fast food run for them is just not the same as it was for me back a zillion years ago. The only hope for teens these days seems to be their high metabolism.

What gets me is not so much the enormous calories of the huge sandwiches which are somewhat obvious, but the hidden enormous calories of things like sweetened ice tea and salads.

I do appreciate the "obnoxious" "nanny state" menu calorie counts of Los Angeles and other places.
 
2014-05-04 05:09:10 PM  

MrBallou: Answering C for all questions gets you 20%. That's less than the 25% you should get randomly for 4 answer questions.

This quiz is clearly stacked against Farkers, who know the answer is always C.


I answered D all the way down and got 30%. Tada.

/D is the new C
 
2014-05-04 06:20:24 PM  
A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.
 
2014-05-04 07:49:52 PM  

Tillmaster: A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.


Yes, have not eaten fast food in over 15 years. Checkers IIRC...

/ 2 out of 10!
 
2014-05-05 03:52:34 AM  
I got 2 but every one was a guess. Happily it's because I don't even know what most of the item in the quiz are. Very rare
 
2014-05-05 09:15:52 AM  
Stopped after the first question, as I haven't eaten 3 out of the 4 items, even though I hit McD once or twice a month.
 
2014-05-05 12:30:47 PM  

RoyBatty: I got 30% but I rarely eat fast food and when I do it's usually a nasty splurge dollar or two from the value menu.

It does scare the hell out of me for my daughters who are entering the teenage driving stage. But a modern fast food run for them is just not the same as it was for me back a zillion years ago. The only hope for teens these days seems to be their high metabolism.

What gets me is not so much the enormous calories of the huge sandwiches which are somewhat obvious, but the hidden enormous calories of things like sweetened ice tea and salads.

I do appreciate the "obnoxious" "nanny state" menu calorie counts of Los Angeles and other places.


Lots of the salads are high calorie because they contain fried chicken.  Any time a sandwich has fried chicken on it, it's not a good option for health.  Go for the grilled chicken and it's way better for you.
 
2014-05-05 09:19:45 PM  
I got 30%.  It's not really fair though since there are no Sonic's, Chik-Fil-A's or White Castles near me
 
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