This and Supersize Me
are both laughable because neither one is really about the food - they are just trying to bash McDonalds. Let's look at a couple of examples to support my theory.
Who, if you've ever had one, doesn't love those little White Castle hamburgers that you buy by the sackfull because they are so small and taste sooo good? Since the WC burger only weighs 50g, and a McD burger is 105g - I'll compare 2 WC burgers to 1 McD.
They both come in at 280 calories. Total fat: WC=14g, McD=10g. Saturated fat: WC=6g, McD=4g. Neither one reports Trans fat ... but since they are both made from beef there will be a trace - but probably no more than about 0.1g - but cretainly less than 0.5g which would qualify both to claim 0 grams per serving.
So, how about the fries? Well, for this I looked at McD, Dairy Queen and Burger King - and adjusted them all to the size of a small McD order of 105g. For total fat: McD=15g, DQ=16.75g, BK=16.7g. Saturated fat: McD=3g, DQ=3.72g, BK=4.5g. McD and DQ didn't show any Trans fat - but BK has 4.5g! FYI: the Nutritional Summary for 100g Potatoes, frozen, french fried, par fried, extruded, prepared, heated in oven, without salt: Total fat=18g, Sat fat=6g.
Fries, if properly cooked, will have little or no moisture, will not absorb grease, and be sealed against absorbing moisture from the air. Like someone said - it's like jerky.
(The above nutritional information comes from the NutritionData
The truth is - McD doesn't turn good food into unhealthy food. You can create the same food at home, and you can overeat and consume too many calories and too much fat without ever going near a fast-food joint!