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Worst Food in the World: Mac & Cheese Frites

If you wouldn’t eat 166 Funyuns, you should steer clear of this calorie-laden creation.

Worst Food in the World: Mac & Cheese Frites
Listen Up!

Worst Food in the World: Mac & Cheese Frites

If you wouldn’t eat 166 Funyuns, you should steer clear of this calorie-laden creation.

With each changing season seems to come a new slew of foods with catastrophic calorie counts—you health-minded foodies out there know exactly what we’re talking about. And if you’ve ever been curious how bad these trendy eats actually are, you’re going to love our latest column: Worst Food in the World. In each installment, we find out just how villainous these nutritional nightmares really are. Taking center stage in today’s edition is the The New York Mets’ Mac & Cheese Frites.

What goes into the making of Mac & Cheese Frites, you ask? Well, first you take elbow pasta, drown it in melted Gouda and cheddar and then form the mixture into “fries”. Next, the frites are coated in semolina (a wheat used to make noodles) and ground-up pasta and tossed into a deep fryer. Makers of the creation serve the fries with smoked-tomato ketchup and an Aleppo-pepper cheese sauce—because there wasn’t already enough cheese in the actual fries.

A single serving of this concoction will cost you an estimated 1,688 calories (that’s the equivalent of 166 Funyuns) two and half day’s worth of fat and more saturated fat than four McDoubles! While indulging in this dish just once likely won’t cause the buttons to fly off your pants, we still don’t suggest doing so. Studies have shown that just one meal high in saturated fat (like these frites) can prevent “good” cholesterol from protecting the body against clogged arteries! Yikes! Not to mention, taking in that much fat in one sitting can give you a major stomachache and derail your hard-earned weight loss wins, too. Our suggestion: skip the Mac & Cheese Frites and lose weight with our outrageous cheese fries instead. They’re likely tastier than the Mets’ creation, and far better for your waistline.