Nobody really expects to go to McDonald’s and eat something healthy, even though they do offer salads. People who eat at Mickey D’s likely don’t want to know about the calories they’re consuming, and if you fit that bill, you may want to stop listening now.
24/7 Wall Street looked at about 500 items on the McDonald’s menu, including burgers, salads, beverages and sides, to come up with a list of the 50 most fattening items the chain offers. And while the most caloric item on the menu may also be the biggest, size isn’t always a factor in the calorie count.
According to the site, the absolute most fattening thing on the Mickey D’s menu is the 40 piece Chicken McNuggets, which contains 1,880 calories, 118 grams of fat, not to mention 3,600 milligrams of sodium. The calorie count alone is so bad it’s close to the daily average recommended intake for an individual (but seriously, who’s going to eat 40 of those?).
Top Ten McDonald’s Items With The Most Calories (click here to find out all 50)
- Chicken McNuggets (40 Pieces)
- Big Breakfast with Hotcakes (Large Size Biscuit) [1,310 calories, 64 g of fat, 2,040 mg sodium]
- Big Breakfast with Hotcakes (Regular Size Biscuit) [1,050 calories, 56 g of fat, 1,960 mg sodium]
- Premium Crispy Chicken Club Sandwich [990 calories, 56 g of fat, 1,530 mg sodium]
- Big Breakfast with Hotcakes and Egg Whites (Large Biscuit) [990 calories, 48 g of fat, 2,060 mg sodium]
- Big Breakfast with Hotcakes and Egg Whites (Regular Biscuit) [970 calories, 48 g of fat, 2,000 mg sodium]
- Chicken McNuggets (20 Pieces) [940 calories, 59 g of fat, 1,800 mg sodium]
- McFlurry with M&M’s Candies (16 fl oz cup) [930 calories, 33 g of fat, 260 mg sodium]
- Chocolate McCafe Shake (Large) [850 calories, 23 g of fat, 380 mg sodium]
- Premium Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich [830 calories, 43 g of fat, 1,360 mg sodium]
- ONE MORE THING: Did you know that the calorie count for fast food items varies from country to country? For example, if you get Pizza Hut in America it will contain 900 more calories than the same item in the UK. Well, a new report reveals just how bad the differences are. While in some cases it could be because the size of an item is different in one country, that’s not always the case. In Australia, a Krispy Kreme glazed donut is 64 more calories than one in Singapore, despite both items weighing in at the exact same size. Click here to find out the varying differences within your favorite food chain.
Source: 24/7 Wall Street