According to The Christian Science Monitor, one of the foods Americans are now eating or, if they haven’t already, are desperate to try is the Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger. Yep, you read that right – the Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger. A glazed doughnut, grilled so the sugar melts, and then used like you would a hamburger bun, with a filling of a beef burger patty and a slice of processed cheese. A hugely popular item at Wisconsin State Fair, but loaded with calories and fat, it’s beginning to pop up all over America, as junk food fanatic Americans try what is likely one of the most unhealthy foods (if you can even call it that) on the market. And Americans wonder why they’re the world’s fattest people?
Heavy with sugar, fat and calories, the Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger is a heart attack waiting to happen. A Krispy Kreme glazed doughnut by itself has 200 calories and 12 grams of fat (55% of its calories are from fat) and 22 grams of carbohydrates. Add to that, a hamburger patty’s 275 calories, 19 grams of fat and 80 calories and 7 grams of fat for a slice of processed cheese, eating one Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger will give you a whopping 555 calories and 38 grams of fat. Plus, if you eat that with fries and a coke, you’re already at almost your daily calorie allowance, and that’s just lunch.
Of course, not every American is willing to eat a Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger on a regular basis and the more health-conscious ones, or those with an easy ‘gross-out’ gene probably won’t try it at all. The Wisconsin State Fair though told The Christian Science Monitor they would probably sell at least 3,500 of the sweet and salty combination burgers during just the first few days of the fair. Enough people who probably should know better when it comes to eating food that’s actually good for your health.
Now, I’m not saying don’t eat Krispy Kreme Cheeseburgers at all. If that floats your boat and it’s an occasional thing, why not. Just don’t get into the habit of eating one weekly or even more often that that, as your arteries and your soon-to-be-high-blood-pressure certainly won’t thank you later.
Plus, if you’re craving a sweet and savory taste together, there are much more healthy things you can eat before you pick up a Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger – salty peanut butter with a dab of chocolate on a whole wheat cracker, a thick slice of ham with a piece of fresh grilled pineapple or even a cheese thin crust pizza also topped with pineapple or apples – all of these choices are healthier than a Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger and taste just as good. After all, just because you can it doesn’t always mean you should and, for anyone who cares about their health, Krispy Kreme Cheeseburgers, with all their calories and fat, aren’t anything you should ever get addicted to.
Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger: Today, state fairs. Tomorrow? – The Christian Science Monitor