4,800 calorie burger unveiled in US

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  • New monster burger unveiled in US

    A giant hamburger containing 4,800 calories has been unveiled in the US.

    Caterers at a sports-ground have unveiled an artery-busting meal that packs in more than twice the recommended daily amount of calories.

    The Fifth Third Burger, named after the park, contains nearly 300 grams of fat, 744 milligrams of cholesterol and more than 10,000 milligrams of sodium.

    The ‘snack’ contains five beef patties, five slices of cheese, fries, chilli, salsa, sour cream and a bun made from a pound of dough. But heath concerns haven’t been completely ignored – the monster meal is topped off with a few leaves on lettuce and a couple of tomato slices.

    The Fifth Third baseball park in Michigan, home to the West Michigan Whitecaps, is daring fans to attempt to finish the burger, promising a free t-shirt to anyone who succeeds.
    ‘Besides being unique and large and bizarre, it tastes good,’ said Scott Lane, Whitecaps president. ‘I’m sure there are going to be crazies that come down and try to eat the entire thing.’

    But Mr Lane shrugged off the health implications inherent in taking on the Fifth Third: ‘At home, people eat healthy. When they come to a game, they might eat a hot dog.’


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