For five dollars and change, I decided to depart from good culinary sense and bought a Big Mac and small fry this date. My first such sandwich since a couple of years ago. While the taste was all I remember it to be, I can see why so many of us carry around those extra pounds. At about 800 calories, this is almost enough food to sustain a person for twenty four hours! While McDonald’s has made significant healthy choice additions to its menu, I’ll bet plenty of people like myself order this aortic buster every day.
Without addressing the French fries ( a nutritional nightmare in their own right), I noted that the Big Mac could also be called the Big Salt or even the Big Cholesterol as these are both present in wild abundance. But wait! Has the Big Mac also shrunk a bit? Why yes, this burger is getting progressively smaller while costing more. Hmm, I see a trend here. I can remember when a Mac hamburger cost fifteen cents in the sixties. Over time, inflation and energy costs have driven the price to the point where the cost per calorie will become untenable for most. What’s the tipping point for a Big Mac? I think when they start charging $7-$10 that will about do it for most. Maybe we’ll all go back to brown bagging it to work. A sandwich and some fruit would not really be all that bad for the waistline of America.