Top 20 Worst Foods in America 2009


In just a few sips, you can consume more sugar than is available in several boxes of sugary cereal...or more calories than the first half of the McDonald's value menu...what is tipping the calorie chart to that extreme you ask? Well, Men's Health has recently put out an article chronicling the 20 worst foods in America that are available in 2009. Some of the main offenders were Chili's, sandwich restaurants, Hardee's, and other food items that I didn't see coming. Be surprised...


Straight from the official article:


20. Worst Breakfast Sandwich of 2009

Hardee’s Monster Biscuit

710 calories

51 g fat (17 g saturated)

2,250 mg sodium

37 g carbohydrates

19. Worst Supermarket Meal of 2009

Marie Callender’s Creamy Parmesan Chicken Pot Pie

1,060 calories

64 g fat (24 g saturated fat)

1,440 mg sodium

18. Worst "Healthy" Sandwich of 2009

Blimpie Veggie Supreme (12”)

1,106 calories

56 g fat (33 g saturated fat)

2,831 mg sodium

96 g carbohydrates

17. Worst Kids' Meal of 2009

Chili’s Pepper Pals Country-Fried Chicken Crispers with Ranch Dressing and Homestyle Fries

1,110 calories

82 g fat (15 g saturated)

1,980 mg sodium

56 g carbohydrates

16. Worst Fast-Food Chicken Meal of 2009

Dairy Queen 6-Piece Chicken Strip Basket

1,270 calories

67 g fat (11 g saturated fat)

2,910 mg sodium

15. Worst Salad of 2009

T.G.I. Fridays Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad

1,360 calories

Fat: unknown (The company refuses to disclose the nutritional content of the food they’re serving you.)

Sodium: unknown

14. Worst Breakfast of 2009

Bob Evans Stacked and Stuffed Caramel Banana Pecan Hotcakes

1,543 calories

77 g fat (26 g saturated; 9 g trans)

2,259 mg sodium

198 g carbs

109 g sugars

13. Worst Fish Entrée of 2009

Outback Steakhouse Atlantic Salmon (9 oz)

1,640 calories

(no other nutritional information available)

12. Worst Dessert of 2009

Romano’s Macaroni Grill Dessert Ravioli

1,630 calories

74 g fat

33 g saturated fat

1150 mg sodium

223 g carbohydrates

11. Worst Surf and Turf of 2009

T.G.I. Friday’s NY Strip & Shrimp

1,660 calories

(no other nutritional information available)

Diversity on your plate is usually a good thing, but not with this entrée. It has more calories than three Big Macs. Add variety with healthy sides like a house salad or Friday’s broccoli instead.

10. Worst Chinese Entrée of 2009

P.F. Chang’s Tam’s Noodles

1, 678 calories

93 g fat (17 g saturated fat)

9. Worst Mexican Entrée of 2009

Chili’s Buffalo Chicken Fajitas with The Works (Ranch Dressing, Guacamole, Sour Cream, Cheese, and Pico de Gallo + 4 tortillas)

1,730 calories

117 g fat (31 g saturated fat)

5,690 mg sodium

8. Worst Burger of 2009

Chili’s Smokehouse Bacon Triple-The-Cheese Big Mouth Burger with Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

2,040 calories

150 g fat (53 g saturated)

110 g protein

4,900 mg sodium

7. Worst Sandwich of 2009

Quizno’s Tuna Melt (large)

2,090 calories

175 g fat (31 g saturated fat, 2.5 g trans fats)

2,190 mg sodium

6. Worst Chicken Entrée of 2009

Romano’s Macaroni Grill Primo Chicken Parmesan

2,220 calories

148 g fat (53 g saturated fat)

4,440 mg sodium

126 g carbohydrates

5. Worst Ribs of 2009

Outback Steakhouse Baby Back Ribs (full rack)

2,260 calories

(no other nutritional information available)

4. Worst Pizza of 2009

Uno Chicago Grill Chicago Classic Deep Dish Pizza

2,310 calories

162 g fat

123 g carbohydrates

4,470 mg sodium

3. Worst Starter of 2009

Uno Chicago Grill Pizza Skins (full order)

2,400 calories

155 g fat (50 g saturated)

3,600 mg sodium

2. Worst Pasta of 2009

Romano’s Macaroni Grill Spaghetti and Meatballs with Meat Sauce

2,430 calories

128 g fat

207 g carbs

5,290 mg sodium

1. The Worst Food in America of 2009

Baskin Robbins Large Chocolate Oreo Shake

2,600 calories

135 g fat (59 g saturated fat, 2.5 g trans fats)

263 g sugars

1,700 mg sodium

For more interesting facts and commentary on each article, make sure to read Men's Health's entire writeup.