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percentages, gotta love 'em.... [Oct. 6th, 2006|09:06 am]
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We're overeating. To the tune 500 calories per day. That's how many more calories we routinely eat today versus 30 years ago. No wonder we're gaining weight!

Where do the extra calories come from? Sweetened beverages and fast food are two oft-mentioned culprits, but I put my money on expanding portion sizes contributing to our expanding waistlines.

You've probably encountered one of the Frisbee-size cookies strategically placed next to the cash register at delis and quick stops. Did you know that those cookies are 700 times bigger than a standard cookie? Virtually every kind of food is now larger than it used to be: Muffins are 333 percent larger; pasta servings, 450 percent larger; and bagels, 200 percent bigger than they were 30 years ago.

Wow.. did you say seven hundred times bigger than a standard cookie? that is a lot of calories.... in fact, it would represent somewhere in the region of 35 packets of Maryland cookies, amalgamated into one giant cookie mass... they must have really big ovens :o

[User Picture]From: keletkezes
2006-10-10 03:24 pm (UTC)
That's amazing...

Now I feel justified eating a whole pack at once...

NB: They probably use pizza ovens.
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[User Picture]From: frazzled_frosty
2006-10-10 05:54 pm (UTC)
lol... admittedly i hadn't thought of the possiblities of pizza ovens in the midst of my sarcasm... but i suppose you actually could... mmmm.... 700 cookies..... *mouth waters (especially if they're Maryland- the orignal and best IMHO!*
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[User Picture]From: keletkezes
2006-10-11 10:01 am (UTC)
Sainsbury's were selling them at 2 for £1... I really like the hazelnut and choc chip :)
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[User Picture]From: frazzled_frosty
2006-10-11 12:26 pm (UTC)
ahhhh.... *dribble*.... as long as they're not the double chocolate- it's got to be the original dough, and then as long as it has choccy chips, hazelnuts are good too!
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[User Picture]From: keletkezes
2006-10-12 02:39 pm (UTC)
I'm not so keen on just the choc chip ones, they're a bit too normal to warrant that price, but the double choc chip and hazelnut ones are worth it :D
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[User Picture]From: frazzled_frosty
2006-10-13 11:59 am (UTC)
hm, i love both types.. i think my favourite chocolatey type cookie of all time though has to be my own :$ i love getting them out of the oven... such innocent looking things, and then biting in to find a big goopy mass of chocolate in the middle :D mmmmmmmmm....

which reminds me- Sash said that in The Bay (Hudson's Bay Company, bit like M&S-ish), where he bought my cookies, they now have kilogram bars of CDM!!! :o

mmmm... i haven't seen pure CDM over here yet, Sugar Mountain only do the shortcake and fruit and nut bars..... i said if he bought it he had to promise to hide it, or give it to me for Christmas!! *lustful thoughts*
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[User Picture]From: keletkezes
2006-10-14 11:17 am (UTC)
Ooh, I got a bag of stuff from Hudson Bay Co. when my aunt went to Canada... There was maple syrup in it, and I don't remember what else!

Wow, kilo bars of CDM are really hard to come by over here except at Christmas and stuff, and then only in the really big superstores. Hope you get a nice kilo-sized Christmas present!
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