Please allow me to vent a little …
I went to Corner Bakery, a little neighborhood bakery that serves sandwiches and salads, for lunch the other day. I ordered a Trio Salad of Greek, Tomato Caprese and Edamame, but Edamame had unfortunately run out so I ordered a DC chicken salad instead although I wasn’t really in the mood for it. I ate it anyway … and it wasn’t all that great. When I returned to the office and checked the nutrition information on the Calorie King site, it turned out a scoop of that mediocre salad contained a whopping 560 calories and 46 grams of fat (and 14 Weight Watcher points)! 😯 I almost fainted when I saw this!
I went to Koo Koo Roo for lunch today. Determined not to make the same mistake I made at Corner Bakery, I ordered an innocent-looking Original Chicken Sandwich – a rotisserie white meat chicken sandwiched in lettuce, tomato and wheat breads. I thought I was making a pretty good choice. I asked them to omit the mayo, the dressing and any condiments that came with it, except for mustard. I even ordered a plain tomato salad on the side. Little that I knew, the sandwich that I just ate contained 661 calories and 28.6 grams of fat! What the #@*@%! How can a chicken, vegetable and two pieces of bread contain that much evil?
I seriously wanted to cry. First time, shame on them. The second time … well, you know the rest. 😳 All I could say is that looks can be very, very deceiving when it comes to food and I have to be super careful from now because the calorie mines are hidden everywhere!
I’m sorry, I don’t mean to be hating on some of your favorite eateries but I was just surprised and a bit disappointed how restaurants that pride themselves in providing “better options” can offer such aweful selections! 600-plus calories in one sandwich? That’s ridiculous. 😡