What Has 2,310 Calories and 66 Teaspoons of Sugar?

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Baskin Robbins' Heath Shake

OK, so our love affair with lists is no secret. We admit it. But really, who doesn’t enjoy a quick bit of knowledge delivered in a no-frills, straight-to-the-point, no-expectations kind of way?

Our wandering eyes recently happened upon one list that really struck our fancy—or, shall I say, our stomachs. That is, it struck our stomachs with the sickening force of a swinging sledgehammer. Fellow list-lovers over at Men’s Health compiled a list of the worst drinks in America, and we are horrified to inform you that sitting heavy in the top spot is Baskin-Robbins’ large Heath Bar Shake, which contains a whopping 2,310 calories and 108 grams of fat! Oh yeah, and it contains 66 teaspoons of sugar. Pardon me, I just gagged a bit.

Of course, as with many of the drinks included on the list, the Heath Bar Shake is dairy-heavy, giving sippers an unhealthy dose of calories and the potential for a whole lot more than what’s on the menu. You see, in every sip of milk there is the potential to swallow a mouthful of pus, unhealthy saturated fats, and possibly even antibiotics injected into the milked animals.

And one more thing: Cow’s milk is intended for nursing calves just like human breast milk is intended for nursing human babies. And you know we have a love affair with breast milk too, right?

Written by Jennifer Cierlitsky

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