Reporting Intern Bobbie
Looking to get all your trans fat for the next two weeks in one meal?
Then head to Long John Silver’s, where the Big Catch provides 33 grams of the stuff, or 16 times the American Heart Association’s recommended daily maximum.
The meal, which consists of fried haddock, hush puppies, and onion rings, has been dubbed the “Worst Restaurant Meal in America” by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The haddock is 4.5 ounces of fish and 3 ounces of fried breading. In other words, it’s a “heart attack on a hook,” says the CSPI.
To put things in perspective, the organization sued KFC in 2006 when its meals had a maximum of 15 grams of trans fat—less than half the amount in the Big Catch.