Shocking news from the fountain-soda beat: 7-Eleven has reduced the capacity of its Double Gulp from 64 ounces to a mere 50. Is 7-Eleven taking a stand in the contentious debate about obesity in America?
Nope. Seems the 64-ounce Double Gulp was just too damn big for the average vehicle's cup-holder.
Lest you still think 7-Eleven is doing your health any favors by shrinking its Double Gulp, consider: If you fill your Double Gulp with a regular soda -- Coca-Cola, say -- you're still pouring nearly 600 calories.
(By Coca-Cola's own nutritional information, the calories per ounce of Coke range from 11.667 to 12 -- so there are somewhere from 580 and 600 calories in 50 ounces. Of course, that doesn't take into account that most fountain-soda drinkers wil have ice cubes in the cup, too. WHATEVER.)
Well, a McDonald's Big Mac is 550 calories:
You could have two bacon cheeseburgers from Burger King, and that would cost you only a little bit more than the 50-ounce Coke at 620 calories:
Wendy's Baconator -- let me state this plainly: it's a hamburger called the Baconator -- is 660 calories.
Chipotle presents a challenge, as the calorie count depends on how you have your burrito built. Using Chipotle's own calorie calculator, the closest I could come to 600 calories having a standard burrito was with chicken, black beans and the green tomatillo salsa, but without rice. That's 615 calories.
Four (4) Twinkies adds up to 600 calories.
(That's probably 4.5 Twinkies pictured, but WHATEVER.)
Of course, if you fill your Double Gulp with Coke Zero, you have nothing to worry about. Until the lab rats start keeling over.