Test Your Junk Food IQ!
By Joe Wilkes
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- What is the biggest selling restaurant food?
French fries are served with 22 percent of meals served in restaurants. Burgers
are in second place with 17 percent.
- Who were M&Ms invented for? M&Ms were
originally invented for soldiers to carry in their K rations as regular
chocolate tended to melt.
What costs more to produce in a can of soda, the can or the
soda? In most cases, the can costs more. Especially since the
invention of high-fructose corn syrup, sodas only cost a couple of pennies a
serving. With those kinds of profit margins, you can see how restaurants can
offer free refills.
- How much of a typical chicken nugget is chicken
meat? About 16 percent is meat. The rest is ground up chicken skin and
other ingredients. According to Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's
Dilemma, there are
38 ingredients in a McDonald's Chicken McNugget.
56 percent of the nugget is corn.
- How many Twinkies do Americans consume each
year? 500 million. Chicago, the birthplace of the Twinkie, is also the
Twinkie-eatingest city. No statistics as to how many were deep-fried.