Magazine article Nutrition Action Healthletter

Sundae Worst

Magazine article Nutrition Action Healthletter

Sundae Worst

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"Baskin-Robbins strongly believes in our customers maintaining a balanced diet," says the company's Web site. "We hope you enjoy our treats together with a healthy diet and routine exercise."

How nice. Baskin-Robbins strongly believes in a balanced diet. That must be why it sells Oreo, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Snickers premium sundaes along with a new line of 31 [degrees] Belows. What better way to balance a healthy diet and ex Take the Oreo Premium Sundae.

Thanks to "3 scoops of our delicious Oreo Cookies 'n Cream ice cream layered with hot fudge and marshmallow, then topped with crushed Oreo cookie and whipped cream," it's got 1,290 calories and 33 grams of saturated fat. That's like eating three Quarter Pounders, except the burgers have "only" 21 grams of sat fat.

A large (24 oz.) Fudge Brownie 31 [degrees] Below ("vanilla soft serve blended with brownie chunks and hot fudge") packs 1,900 calories and 39 grams of sat fat (two days' worth). …

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