Each year, The Center for Science in the Public Interest ranks the highest-calorie menu items from well-known American eateries.
The 2019 “Xtreme Eating” list featured everything from Sonic’s “Master Shake” and Topgolf’s “Injectable Donut Holes” to Jimmy John’s “The Giant” and Chili’s “The Boss Burger.”
Each of the meals, snacks, drinks, and desserts that made the rankings have at least 1,500 calories.
As a benchmark, average adults need to ingest between 2,000 and 2,500 calories per day to maintain their weight.
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American fast food joints and restaurant chains are known for their massive portions and outrageous treats. But only one menu item can be the most over-the-top in the country.
Each year, The Center for Science in the Public Interest ranks the highest-calorie meals, snacks, drinks, and desserts from well-known American eateries in its “Xtreme Eating” list.
The 2019 rankings include everything from Sonic’s “Master Shake” and Topgolf’s “Injectable Donut Holes” to Jimmy John’s “The Giant” and Chili’s “The Boss Burger,” all of which boast at least 1,500 calories.
Bear in mind that, on average, adults should ingest 2,000 to 2,500 calories per day to maintain their weight. The daily recommendation for saturated fat is between 13 and 15 grams while the average adult should limit their sodium intake to 1,500 milligrams per day and their added sugar intake to 25 to 37.5 grams per day, according to the American Heart Association.
Here are the foods that made the list, ranked from least to most calories:
The Cracker Barrel’s Country Boy Breakfast: 1,530 calories
You can choose between two pork chops, country ham, or sirloin steak to accompany three eggs, fried apples, hashbrown casserole, and grits on this heaping plate, according to The Cracker Barrel website.
The Cracker Barrel’s Country Boy Breakfast also comes with “All the Fixin’s,” such as gravy, homemade buttermilk biscuits, butter, and preserves and jam for a total of 1,530 calories, 25 grams of saturated fat, and 4,730 milligrams of sodium.
Sonic’s Oreo Peanut Butter Master Shake: 1,720 calories
The Sonic Oreo Peanut Butter Master Shake features Real Ice Cream blended with peanut butter and Oreos and is topped with whipped cream and a cherry, according to the chain’s menu.
A large shake packs in 1,720 calories, 48 grams of saturated fat, and an estimated 52 grams of added sugar.
Maggiano’s Today & Tomorrow Pastas: 1,760 calories
Maggiano’s Little Italy has a special offer that allows customers to get two pastas for the price of one: one dish to eat in the restaurant and another to take home with you.
Just one of those dishes can pack in up to 1,760 calories, 41 grams of saturated fat, and 2,990 milligrams of sodium, according to Xtreme Eating 2019.
Topgolf Injectable Donut Holes: 1,970 calories
Although Topgolf describes its Injectable Donut Holes as “perfect for sharing” on its menu, enjoying one order — which comes with 24 cinnamon-sugar dusted donut holes and your choice of chocolate, raspberry jelly, or Bavarian cream filling — will rack up 1,970 …read more
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