17 Foods With The Most Caloric Bang For Your Buck

by Mike
(NY)

This is absolutely insane!



By Yosef Solomon on April 19th, 2009
59 Comments Have you ever wondered what foods have the highest Caloric counts? Have you ever wondered what they foods had the highest calorie count per $1? Well, for the most part these are synonymous. The following is a list of some of the worst foods in the world for you – in health terms – as well as a breakdown of exactly how you get what you are paying for. After reading this, you ‘ll mostly likely vow to never eat these menu items again.

Chili’s Awesome Blossom


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Calories: 2130
Fat (g): 213
Saturated Fat (g): 31
Sugar (g): n/a
Sodium(mg): 1320
Price: $11.99
Calories per $1.00: 178

This menu item was long-considered the most unhealthy thing you could eat at in an American restaraunt, until after tons of bad press, Chili’s removed it permanently from their menu. We felt compelled to add it to this list, because what American can rightfully said they’ve never had at least one whole Awesome Blossom in their life?



Chili’s Chicken Crisper Tacos (3 pc)


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Calories: 2020
Fat (g): 104
Saturated Fat (g): 25
Sugar: n/a
Sodium(mg): 6050
Price: $8.99
Calories per $1.00: 225

The ‘Crisper Tacos, while relatively low in the saturated fat department, make up for this by having an extremely high calorie and sodium count. Probably best avoided, in favor of a water and some raw veggies…


Outback Steakhouse Aussie Cheese Fries


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Calories: 2710
Fat (g): 203
Saturated Fat (g): 25
Sugar: n/a
Sodium(mg): 6360
Price: $6.99
Calories per $1.00: 388

This “aussie-tizer” features more sodium and more fat than any other item still known to be featured on a menu. It is also offers more calories per $1, than any other food we could find.


Baskin Robbin’s Large Oreo Chocolate Shake


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Calories: 2600
Fat (g): 135
Saturated Fat (g): 59
Sugar (g): 263
Sodium (mg): 1700
Price: $6.99
Calories per $1.00: 372

Named by Men’s Health as the worst food item in the world, this shake is embarrassingly unhealthy. You can expect BR to remove it from their menu by year’s end.


Cold Stone Creamery’s Gotta Have it Founder’s Favorite


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Calories: 1600
Fat (g): 52
Saturated Fat (g): 42
Sugar (g): 84
Sodium (mg): 280
Price: $5.99
Calories per $1.00: 267

While relatively better than the Oreo shake, this desert is still ridiculously high in saturated fat: 42grams! Don’t give into this tasty treat’s subliminally advertised name; it actually ought be avoided.




Macaroni Grill Spaghetti and Meatballs with Meat Sauce


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Calories: 2430
Fat (g): 128
Saturated Fat (g): n/a
Sugar (g): n/a
Sodium (mg): 5290
Price: $ 10.79
Calories per $1.00: 225

This is just wrong.




On the Border Dos XX Fish Tacos with Chipotle Sauce, Refried Beans and Rice


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Calories: 2440
Fat (g): 159
Saturated Fat (g): 36
Sugar (g): n/a
Sodium (mg): 5390
Price: $12.99
Calories per $1.00: 188

These beer-battered tacos are bad on so many levels. They constitute more than an individual’s daily caloric intake, more than 2x the suggested daily fat intake, and over 2x as much sodium as a healthy adult should consume in a day.




Ruby Tuesday Fresh Chicken and Broccoli Pasta


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Calories: 2060
Fat (g): 128
Saturated Fat (g): n/a
Sugar (g): n/a
Sodium (mg): n/a
Price: $11.99
Calories per $1.00: 172

“Fresh Chicken and Broccoli” sound like adjectives to describe a healthy meal. It is however, the dubious name of a pasta dish at the Ruby Tuesday restaurant chain. And they all but fail to mention the overwhelming layer of cheese on the dish – read the fine print!




Quizno’s Large Tuna Melt


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Calories: 2090
Fat (g): 175
Saturated Fat (g): 31
Sugar (g): n/a
Sodium (mg): 2190
Price: $5.99
Calories per $1.00: 349

Talk about pulling the wool over the public’s eyes; tuna melts are supposed to be healthy. At Quizno’s they are not. But somehow this is featured on the brand’s healthy eating menu. Questionable…


Uno Chicago Grill’s Pizza Skins


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Calories: 2400
Fat (g): 155
Saturated Fat (g): 50
Sugar (g): n/a
Sodium (mg): 3600
Price: $9.29
Calories per $1.00: 258

In terms of grams of fat, this is one of the worst items for you in America. If you are going to eat this, try to share it with some friends…about 6-8 of them.




The Cheesecake Factory Chris’ Outrageous Chocolate Cake


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Calories: 1380
Fat (g): n/a
Saturated Fat (g): n/a
Sugar (g): n/a
Sodium (mg): n/a
Price: $7.56
Calories per $1.00: 183

What is more outrageous about this cake: the price, or how bad it is for you? Much like Outback, The Cheesecake Factory is not open about the nutritional information for many of their food items. A good rule of thumb is do not eat something if you do not know how bad it is for you.



Chili’s Smokehouse Bacon Triple-the-Cheese Big Mouth Burger with Jalapeno Ranch Dressin


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Calories: 2040
Fat (g): 150
Saturated Fat (g): 53
Sugar (g): n/a
Sodium (mg): 4900
Price: $8.99
Calories per $1.00: 227

One of the best indicators that something is bad for you, is when in the name are these three words in succession:”triple” and “the cheese”. With that said, it’s no wonder this item has more than double what The American Heart Association recommends for daily sodium intake (2400).




Outback Steakhouse Baby Back Ribs – Full Rack


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Calories: 2260
Fat (g): n/a
Saturated Fat (g): n/a
Sugar (g): n/a
Sodium (mg): n/a
Price: $18.49
Calories per $1.00: 122

“I want my ‘baby back, baby back, baby back…”, is most likely what you’ll be signing if you find yourself eating this on a regular basis. The only problem, is that it will be in reference to your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse that left you due to your gaining a ton of weight. When I spoke to an Outback manager about the nutritional data, all he could do was advise against ordering the ribs if I was concerned about my diet.




Uno Chicago Grill Chicago Classic Deep Dish Pizza


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Calories (g): 2310
Fat (g): 162
Saturated Fat (g): 63
Sugar (g): n/a
Sodium (mg): 4470
Price: $10.59
Calories per $1.00: 218

This is one of the fattiest food items on this list. Although the pizza referenced in this study is meant for two people, it is not uncommon for an individual to have a ‘personal’ pizza to their self. So, it’s not just a clever name. This ‘pie definitely scores scores extremely high in fat, saturated fat, and sodium: eat at your own peril.




P.F. Chang’s Tam’s Noodles


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Calories: 1678
Fat (g): 93
Saturated Fat (g): 17
Sugar (g): n/a
Sodium (mg): n/a
Price: $8.95
Calories per $1.00: 187

Asian food is sometimes deceptively unhealthy. This item is case-in-point.




Chili’s Buffalo Chicken Fajitas with The Works


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Calories: 1730
Fat (g): 117
Saturated Fat (g): 31
Sugar (g): n/a
Sodium (mg): 5690
Price: Calories per $1.00: 173

This pseudo-Mexican feast is super high in fat, and is off the charts in terms of sodium.




Carls Jr. Double Six Dollar Burger


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Calories: 1520
Fat (g): 111
Saturated Fat (g): 44
Sugar (g): n/a
Sodium (mg): n/a
Price: $6.49
Calories per $1.00: 234

Even though these sandwiches now typically go for more than $6.00 – even though the original burger’s name a stab at ‘expensive burgers’ a few years ago – it packs quite the caloric bang for your buck. At 234 calories per $1, it is towards the higher end of the spectrum. Unfortunately for many, because of the negative publicity this sandwich has received in the last year or so, it has been largely pulled from Carls Jr. menus.


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Absolutely Insane!!

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