Today in heartbreaking nutritional stats: a 2,200-calorie submarine sandwich
Thanks to various nutrition-minded Toronto journalists, it’s become difficult to pretend that a simple bowl of pork-belly ramen is a normal meal and not a 1,200-calorie fat fest spiked with enough sodium to kill a frail child. The latest discovery from Toronto health guru Rose Reisman, Post City’s food cop, is particularly distressing. (In fact, anyone who matriculated from a North Toronto high school after 1974 should probably stop reading immediately.)
Belly Buster, beloved uptown sub shop and post-bar hangout spot for generations of Lawrence Park teenagers, is guilty of some serious fat crimes. According to Reisman’s analysis, the shop’s namesake sandwich, a foot-long monster stuffed with roast beef, salami, gravy, veggies, mustard and sub sauce, clocks in at almost 2,200 calories and 175 grams of fat—or, to put things in McNutrition terms, the equivalent of a Big Mac, a Quarter Pounder, a Filet-o-Fish and six McNuggets. For those who go full-Belly on the regular, a quick cholesterol check may be in order.
8 thoughts on “Today in heartbreaking nutritional stats: a 2,200-calorie submarine sandwich”
Has Toronto Life or the Star ever done a check on any of these places and reported back anything other than that the food is terrible for you and you should eat it once every five years at most?
Not sure I’m buying that FAT content – 70% calories from fat and Twice the daily total for an average man.
Just an observation but as much as I think it’s great that chain caloric counts are made shockingly public, I don’t believe it should be by someone who has a vested stake in the restaurant business owning a catering company and owning a portion of two restaurants one of which happens to be a sandwich shop.
How many people actually go in and order this particular sandwich? This evaluation of a restaurant based on ONE item, is terrible.
It’s their legal obligation to report it
Isn’t that the place that puts 9 slices of bacon on a BLT?
I mean the warning is right in its name, no one should be dying of shock here
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