Shelley Osterloh ReportingThe Center for Science in the Public Interest has released a new list of foods it says you should NEVER eat, and some of them may be on your list of favorite foods.
The non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest is the same group that warned us about the dangers of theater popcorn and fettucine. We showed the list to people on the streets of Salt Lake and some were surprised at what it said.
"Whoah, that's all I can say, whoa."
You might expect fried chicken to be high in fat, but the McDonald's Chicken Select five strip has as many calories and fat as a Big Mac, but even more sodium. Also on the list, Marie Calendar's Herb Roasted Chicken, potatoes and veggies has more than 500 calories and 12 grams of fat.
Mrs. Fields Milk Chocolate & Walnut cookie has 300 calories and the same fat as a sirloin steak, plus six teaspoons of sugar.
Starbucks Venti Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino, the center says it has the nutritional equivalent of a Personal Pan Pizza you sip through a straw.
People expect fries to be fattening, but the king size Burger King Fries have 600 calories and 3/4 of your maximum for heart unhealthy fat.
"I thought they were little itty bitty pieces of chocolate so they'd be okay. "
A package of just six chocolate Swoops bites has 200 calories and 7 grams of fat -- that's a third of days worth and four teaspoons of sugar.
But by far the biggest surprise for most was to find Campbell's Chicken soup on the list.
"We feed that to the kids probably once a week"
Half a can of the soup averages about half person's daily quota of salt.
Apparently it's the red and white label condensed soups that are high in salt. Campbell's Healthy Request has half as much sodium
The Center for Science in the Public Interest also released of list of ten foods you should eat. You can find both lists by following the link included at the right of this story.