Friday, January 24, 2014

2149 Whitewash

So. Student of American culture that I am, I often find myself faced with cultural conundrums. Case in point: Recently many of the fast food perpetrators having been making an effort to health up their act and offer more nutritious selections on their menus.

But knowing that entrees with fresh vegetables have traditionally proven to be non-starters, they've switched to the lower total calorie approach. They figure if they dangle an under 400 calorie piece of bait in front of your maw, you'll also be likely to order fries and a drink and tip the whole scale at 1200 calories. 

But they can sit back and point to the moral high ground with the health folks. Knowing full well that you can lead a shark to water but you can't make him eat under 400 calories.

Anyhow, in the pursuit of this healthier goal, the fast fooders having starting offering "egg white" concoctions. McDonalds has an Egg White Delight McMuffin breakfast sandwich. (Great with a hash brown patty and Dr. Pepper by the way.)

Dunkin' Donuts, who in an ad I saw just suspiciously called themselves Dunkin', has three healthy egg white sandwiches, two of them with flatbread. Don't get your hopes up on flatbread by the way, with high expectation pita fantasies. Flatbread is meant to look healthier, but ingredients wise, is really just a reconfigured bun.  

So my cultural conundrum. When millions of egg white sandwiches get sold by all the fast food pushers, what happens to all those egg yolks? There's not enough custard and flan in the whole world.

I'm guessing they'll be putting a high calorie new dessert item on the McDonalds menu soon. 


But you can't have your pudding if you don't eat your, um, egg white... 

America, ya gotta love it.

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