The Lure of the $2.99 Deluxe Meal

A lot of Internet sites have been featuring an ad on their homepages for a $2.99 Deluxe Meal and I was so lured to the idea of getting a deluxe meal for $2.99 that I had to click on it.

The meal comes in two versions, the Double Junior Cheeseburger Deluxe and the Crispy Chicken Deluxe.  With either meal, you get small fries and a small Coke.  Not only do you get a full meal, but you get a substantial meal that is complete in terms of protein, carbohydrates and fat.  Let’s see how that breaks down.

In the Cheeseburger Deluxe meal, you get:

890 calories
330 calories from fat
36 grams of fat (12 grams are saturated fat)
1160 milligrams of sodium
117 grams of carbohydrates
28 grams of protein
6 grams of fiber
52 grams of sugar (13 teaspoons)

For chicken lovers, you get:

960 calories
370 calories from fat
41 grams of fat (10 grams are saturated fat)
1430 milligrams of sodium
127 grams of carbohydrates
25 grams of protein
6 grams of fiber
51 grams of sugar

As you can see, when you decide to get a Deluxe Meal, it isn’t easy. Do you go for the taste of the burger or the additional calories, fat and sodium in the chicken sandwich.

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