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100 Unhealthiest Foods of 2018

From calorie bombs to Frankenfoods, these belong in the Eat This, Not That! Hall of Shame.
100 Unhealthiest Foods of 2018

You love things that are new. We all do. The hot new phone. The cool new TV shows. That new car smell. But not everything newer is better. In fact, in the grocery store and at popular chain restaurants, "new" usually means the same old ingredients, packaged differently, and often they're just as unhealthy as the originals.

Manufacturers have been doing this for years. You might say it's…nothing new.

To help you make the right food choice every time, our researchers at Eat This, Not That! scoured the aisles and analyzed the menus to collect the definitive list of the 100 Unhealthiest Foods of 2018. Within, you'll find new foods that debuted this year, but also familiar classics that you might have purchased—and all 100 hand-picked products met at least one of our nutritional criteria. Discover which are in your house, and also don't miss our other essential report: 70 Most Popular Sodas Ranked by How Toxic They Are.

The Criteria

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We used this list of nutritional criteria to select the products on this list.

Calories: Any restaurant meal with over 1,000 calories (50% of a standard 2,000-calorie diet) qualified for the list.

Fat: Equal to or more than 13 grams of fat, which is 20% of your daily recommended value (DRV) of fat. Fat from nuts did not qualify.

Saturated Fat: Equal to or more than 4 grams, which is 20% of your DRV of saturated fat.

Trans Fat: Any value over 0 grams of trans fat in a food qualified a food item for this list.

Sodium: Equal to or more than 560 mg sodium per serving, which is 20% of your DRV of sodium.

Fiber: Anything with less than 1 gram of fiber. (The FDA recommends consuming at least 28 grams of fiber a day on a 2,000 calorie diet.)

Sugar: More than 10 grams of sugar, which is 20% of your DRV of added sugars.

Sugar Alcohols: Equal to or more than 10 grams of sugar alcohols. Consuming too much sugar alcohol in one sitting can have a laxative-like effect; additionally, sugar alcohols might not be as safe as the industry initially assumed. Once thought to bypass the body's metabolic process, a sugar alcohol found in your favorite foods—erythritol—can be metabolized by, and even produced in, the human body, according to groundbreaking research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Translation: sugar alcohols probably do have calories after all.) Even worse? The Cornell University researchers also identified erythritol as a biomarker for increasing fat mass.

Ingredients: We believe that the food we eat should be made with ingredients we can find in our own pantries at home. Foods that contained any of the following ingredients (ingredients which research has shown to confer negative health effects) qualified for a spot on our list: ultra-processed fats such as monoglycerides, diglycerides, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, interesterified vegetable oil, DATEM; unhealthy, inflammatory fats such as soybean and palm oil; any artificial ingredient like a sweetener, color (including caramel coloring), or flavor; preservatives such as TBHQ or potassium sorbate; bone-health-draining additives like disodium phosphate and disodium dihydrogen pyrophosphate; hunger-revving ingredients like monosodium glutamate, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate.

1

Hershey's Gold Bar

Hersheys gold

Per 1.4 oz bar (39 g): 220 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 85 mg sodium, 22 g carbs (0 g fiber, 20 g sugar), 3 g protein

Don't take home the Gold. This chocolate bar is disqualified for blending fatty chocolate with salty pretzels, a saturated-fat-and-sodium knockout.

2

Arby's Arbynator

Arby's arbynator classic sandwich

Per sandwich: 560 calories, 25 g fat (7 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 1,630 mg sodium, 58 g carbs (4 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 25 g protein

When your sandwich is a pun on a robot killing machine, maybe don't eat your sandwich.

3

Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Thin & Crispy Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

pepperidge farm thin crispy chocolate chip

Per 2 COOKIES: 140 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 130 mg sodium, 20 g carbs (1 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 1 g protein

Bought the Farm? Return it. It says "thin" on the package. But they're still cookies.

4

Cracker Barrel Cheddar Havarti Macaroni & Cheese Dinner

Cracker Barrel havarti mac cheese

Per 3.5 oz: 310 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 550 mg sodium, 41 g carbs (4 g fiber, 45 g sugar), 6 g protein

We love that there are "no artificial flavors" but you're getting nearly 20% of your day's sodium in just one serving, and there's four servings per box.

5

Trader Joe's Chocolate Salted Caramel Mug Mix

Trader joe's chocolate salted caramel mug

Per 1 mix packet plus 2 caramels: 350 calories, 7 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 210 mg sodium, 20 g carbs (N/A g fiber, 6 g sugar), 4 g protein

The year's trend of salty chocolate confections strikes again. Put this mugshot alongisde Nick Nolte's.

6

Trader Joe's Vegan Banana Bread

Trader joes vegan banana bread Courtesy of Trader Joe's
Per ⅛ loaf (2 oz.): 210 calories, 9 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 125 mg sodium, 30 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 17 g sugar), 2 g protein

"Vegan" doesn't mean healthy. You'd have to be bananas to eat a slice of bread with 17 grams of sugar.

7

Trader Joe's Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Trader joe's cinnamon streusel coffee cake

per 2 oz slice: 230 calories, 9 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 130 mg sodium, 35 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 18 g sugar), 2 g protein

This isn't a breakfast food. The key word here is "cake." As in, "it's so caloric, it takes the…"

8

Noosa Mates Coconut Almond Chocolate

noosa mates coconut

Per 5.5 oz tub: 270 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 75 mg sodium, 28 g carbs (2 g fiber, 23 g sugar), 8 g protein

While the yogurt industry increasingly lowers their sugar count, noosa does the opposite. Noosa? No sir.

9

Ben & Jerry's Minter Wonderland

Ben & Jerry's minter wonderland ice cream pint

Per 1/2 CUP: 270 calories, 15 g fat (7 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 60 mg sodium, 31 g carbs (2 g fiber, 24 g sugar), 4 g protein

Wonder why it's on this list? Blame the marshmallows, which add even more sugar.

10

Snickers Crisper

Snickers crisper

Per 2 BARS: 190 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 85 mg sodium, 26 g carbs (1 g fiber, 20 g sugar), 3 g protein

Someone thought a Snickers-Nestle-Crunch mashup was a good idea. That person wasn't a dietician.

11

Lean Cuisine Mango Chicken with Coconut Rice

Lean cuisine marketplace mango chicken coconut rice

Per package: 330 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 620 mg sodium, 50 g carbs (2 g fiber, 14 g sugar), 19 g protein

Lean in…and read the ingredients. The sodium's way too high.

12

Eat Smart Tropical Lime Salad Shake Up

Eat Smart salad lime

per full salad: 230 calories, 7 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 270 mg sodium, 41 g carbs (4 g fiber, 26 g sugar), 4 g protein

Your salad shouldn't have as much sugar as a candy bar. This one does. Shake it off.

13

Farm Rich Hand Pulled Pork Sliders

Farm Rich Hand Pulled Pork Sliders

Per 2 sliders: 280 calories, 6 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 630 mg sodium, 44 g carbs (1 g fiber, 13 g sugar), 13 g protein

"Abadee abadee abadee that's all folks."

14

Reese's Crunchy Cookie Big Cup

Reeses crunchy cookie big cup

per 2.68 oz package (75 g): 380 calories, 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 270 mg sodium, 44 g carbs (3 g fiber, 38 g sugar), 8 g protein

They wedged a cookie into a Reese's cup. E.T., phone your nutritionist.

15

ThinkThin Chocolate Strawberry

think thin chocolate strawberry

Per bar (60 g): 240 calories, 9 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 240 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 22 g sugar alcohol), 20 g protein

This bar has an alcohol problem—too many sugar alcohols.

16

PowerBar Protein Plus Reduced Sugar Lemon Poppy Seed

power bar

Per bar (60 g): 200 calories, 7 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 130 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (5 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 17 g sugar alcohols), 20 g protein

If it looks like cake, it's probably as bad as cake—in this case, points off for the sugar alcohols. Instead, grab a bar from the "best" side of our guide: 25 Best & Worst Low-Sugar Protein Bars.

17

Ronzoni Gluten Free Rotini

Ronzoni Gluten Free Rotini

Per ¾ CUP DRY: 200 calories, 1.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg sodium, 44 g carbs (2 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 4 g protein

Don't be fooled into thinking all gluten-free products are automatically healthy. In this case, Ronzoni uses a trans fat alternative—mono and diglycerides—to bind the gluten-free flours. Your better option can be found on our list of 30 Best & Worst Dry Pastas in America.

18

Ben & Jerry's Pecan Resist

Ben & Jerry's pecan resist ice cream pint

Per ½ cup: 300 calories, 20 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 55 mg sodium, 28 g carbs (2 g fiber, 25 g sugar), 5 g protein

In an era of empowerment, we love the message. We just don't love the ingredients.

19

Hebrew National Beef Franks in a Blanket

hotdogs in a blanket

Per 5 PIECES (85 G): 310 calories, 25 g fat (10 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 590 mg sodium, 13 g carbs (1 g fiber, 1 g sugar), 8 g protein

It wouldn't be kosher to call them "pigs." But the high sodium count leaves us verklempt.

20

ZONE Perfect Nutrition Bar Dark Chocolate Almond

zone perfect bar

Per bar (45 g): 190 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 200 mg sodium, 22 g carbs (2 g fiber, 13 g sugar), 12 g protein

When you're in the zone, you probably don't want to be powered by a cheap protein like isolated protein or inflammatory oils like fractionated palm kernel.

21

Market Pantry Macaroni & Cheese Bites

mac and cheese bites

Per 3 PIECES: 270 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 660 mg sodium, 26 g carbs (1 g fiber, 3 g sugar), 8 g protein

Don't say cheese. These have more salt than your average macaroni.

22

Olive Garden Meatball Pizza Bowl

Per meal: 950 calories, 56 g fat (29 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 2,500 mg sodium, 64 g carbs (5 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 46 g protein

If you lost your poor meatball, it'd be for the best: This dish has over the FDA-recommended day's worth of sodium.

23

Chili's Ultimate Smokehouse Combo

Chilis ultimate smokehouse combo Courtesy of Chili's
Per trio: 2,465 calories, 157 g fat (50 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 6,830 mg sodium, 33 g carbs (3 g fiber, 24 g sugar), 100 g protein

According to The Center for Science in the Public Interest, ordering this combo of jalapeno-cheddar smoked sausage, dry rub ribs, and smoked brisket is worse than chowing down on three of the chain's sirloin steak dinners.

24

El Pollo Loco BBQ Bacon Avocado Chicken Tostada Salad

El pollo loco bacon tostada salad

Per 1 salad: 1,000 calories, 51 g fat (17 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 1,810 mg sodium, 88 g carbohydrates (10 g fiber, 18 g sugar), 45 g protein

One salad, one thousand calories. The chicken is crazy, indeed.

25

Blue Bunny Load'd Sundae Bunny Tracks

Blue bunny loadd sundae bunny tracks

Per unit (185 g): 600 calories, 32 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 250 mg sodium, 70 g carbs (3 g fiber, 60 g sugar), 9 g protein

Silly rabbit! Sundaes shouldn't have a quarter day's worth of calories and over a day's worth of added sugars!

26

Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Hearty White

pepperidge farm white bread

Per 1 slice (43 g): 110 calories, 1.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 240 mg sodium, 22 g carbs (1 g fiber, 4 g sugar), 4 g protein

"Hearty" sounds healthy. But this is Wonder Bread in fancy packaging. Pick a loaf that got our approval from our report: 20 Best & Worst Store-Bought Breads.

27

Nature Valley Coconut Almond Protein Chewy Bars

nature valley

Per bar (40 g): 190 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 190 mg sodium, 14 g carbs (5 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 10 g protein

Send this one back to nature and find a protein bar with 5 grams of sugar or less, like KIND's Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt.

28

Sara Lee Italian Bread

sara lee italian

Per 1 slice (32 g): 80 calories, 1 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 240 mg sodium, 16 g carbs (<1 g fiber, <1 g sugar), 2 g protein

White bread is white bread, in any language.

29

Hostess Suzy Q's

Hostess suzy qs

Per cake (74 g): 270 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 520 mg sodium, 38 g carbs (0 g fiber, 30 g sugar), 2 g protein

With "50% more cake" and "50% more creme," this is 100% worse for you.

30

Wendy's Bacon Maple Sandwich

Wendys maple bacon swiss chicken sandwich Courtesy of Wendy's
Per sandwich: 680 calories, 34 g fat (14 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 1,450 mg sodium, 57 g carbs (1 g fiber, 10 g sugar), 38 g protein

Bacon + maple syrup + fried chicken = sandwich of our dreams. But a nightmare in reality, with more than a half-day's worth of sodium.

31

Starbucks Cold Brew Cocoa and Honey With Cream

starbucks cold brew

per 11 oz bottle: 150 calories, 4.5 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 170 mg sodium, 24 g carbs (0 g fiber, 21 g sugar), 5 g protein

Oh, honey—Cold Brew is strong enough as it is. Why add sweetener?

32

Bob Evans Sausage, Egg & Cheese Burrito

Bob Evans sausage burrito

Per burrito: 350 calories, 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 810 mg sodium, 28 g carbs (1 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 13 g protein

Nothing like starting the day off with five servings of Frito's worth of sodium.

33

Post Malt-O-Meal Double Chocolate Brownie Crunch

Post malt o meal double chocolate brownie crunch

Per 1 cup: 130 calories, 1.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 115 mg sodium, 29 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 18 g sugar), 1 g protein

If it looks like dessert, tastes like dessert and is named after a dessert, it's dessert. Not a cereal.

34

Pillsbury Strawberry Toaster Strudel

Strawberry toaster strudel

Per pastry: 180 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 180 mg sodium, 27 g carbs (1 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 3 g protein

This classic is playing up the frosting in its marketing. Like that's a good thing.

35

Hungry-Man Selects Classic Fried Chicken

Hungry Man fried chicken

per package (406 g): 970 calories, 59 g fat (12 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 1,430 mg sodium, 59 g carbs (3 g fiber, 14 g sugar), 39 g protein

If you're hungry, man, you should probably pick up a dish that's less caloric than three Egg McMuffins.

36

Marie Callender's Spaghetti With Meat Sauce

Marie Callender spaghetti

per meal (425 g): 540 calories, 18 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 1,060 mg sodium, 75 g carbs (8 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 20 g protein

Mamma mia! That's a lotta sodium.

37

Red Baron Classic Crust 4 Cheese

Red Baron pizza

Per 1/4 pizza: 390 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 750 mg sodium, 42 g carbs (2 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 16 g protein

Fly away from this pie as quickly as you can. Add another slice—who eats just one?—and you'll surpass half your day's allotment of sodium. Want a frozen pizza that meets our standards? Take a look at our guide: 25 Best and Worst Frozen Pizzas.

38

Hungry-Man Home-Style Meatloaf

Hungry man meatloaf

per meal (454 g): 650 calories, 32 g fat (10 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 1,450 mg sodium, 64 g carbs (6 g fiber, 23 g sugar), 22 g protein

No matter how hungry you are, you shouldn't pick a frozen meal that meets half your day's worth of fat and saturated fat.

39

Stouffer's Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo

Stouffers chicken alfredo

per meal: 570 calories, 27 g fat (7 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 850 mg sodium, 55 g carbs (5 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 26 g protein

Who knew you could pack so much fat in such a small bowl? This Stouffer's is stuffed.

40

Starbucks Chicken Sausage & Bacon Biscuit

Starbucks chicken sausage and bacon biscuit Courtesy of Starbucks
Per sandwich: 450 calories, 22 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 1,160 mg sodium, 35 g carbs (1 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 26 g protein

Starbuck this trend. There are far better ways to start your day than by consuming the same amount of sodium as what's in three bags of Rold Gold pretzels.

41

Haagen Dazs Dulce de Leche Cookie Squares

Haagen dazs dulce de leche

Per bar: 310 calories, 18 g fat (13 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 120 mg sodium, 34 g carbs (1 g fiber, 26 g sugar), 4 g protein

Grab a chocolate chip cookie and save yourself 20 grams of sugar.

42

Fanta Grape Soda

Fanta grape

Per 12 oz: 170 calories, 0 g fat, 40 mg sodium, 44 g carbs (44 g sugar, 0 g fiber), 0 g protein

Dontcha want-a Fanta? No thanks. This is liquid sugar.

43

Burger King Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Burger king spicy chicken sandwich

Per sandwich: 700 calories, 42 g fat (7 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 1,140 mg sodium, 57 g carbs (3 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 25 g protein

Have it your way and order something else. This sandwich is king of sodium.

44

Campbell's Well Yes! Sipping Soup, Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato

Campbell's well yes tomato red pepper soup

Per container: 140 calories, 5 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 640 mg sodium, 22 g carbs (3 g fiber, 16 g sugar), 2 g protein

This soup is pretty sipping salty!

45

Kellogg's Honey Smacks

Honey smacks

Per ¾ cup: 110 calories, 0.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 40 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (1 g fiber, 16 g sugar), 2 g protein

Have a bowl of this cereal and you'll be smacked with the equivalent sugar count of two Krispy Kreme Cinnamon Sugar Donuts. It's one of The Unhealthiest Cereals on the Planet.

46

Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream

Ruffles cheddar sour cream chips

Per 1 oz: 160 calories, 10 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 180 mg sodium, 15 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 2 g protein

Mmm, nothing is as satisfying as the crunch of a vegetable oil-soaked potato chip that's been seasoned and dyed with artificial ingredients. Oh wait…

47

Kraft Cheez Whiz Original Cheese Dip

Kraft cheez whiz

Per 2 Tbsp: 91 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 541 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 3 g protein

Gee-whiz, we'll pass on dipping into this salty slurry of "cheese."

48

Peter Pan Creamy Original

Peter Pan creamy peanut butter

Per 2 TBSP: 210 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 140 mg sodium, 6 g carbs (2 g fiber, 3 g sugar), 8 g protein

It's time to grow up and toss this jar of peanuts, sugar, and hydrogenated vegetable oils out of your pantry.

49

Denny's Dulce de Leche Crunch Pancake Breakfast

Dennys dulce de leche pancakes Courtesy of Denny's
Per breakfast: 1,680 calories, 63 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 3,000 mg sodium, 244 g carbs (5 g fiber, 156 g sugar), 32 g protein

This breakfast checks all the (wrong) boxes: more calories than a 120-pound woman should eat in an entire day, more sodium than anyone should eat in a day, and three days worth of sugar.

50

Red Lobster Shrimp Linguini Alfredo

Red Lobster shrimp alfredo Courtesy of Red Lobster
Per FULL SIZE: 1,130 calories, 56 g fat (23 g saturated fat, 2.5 g trans fat), 2,690 mg sodium, 105 g carbs (8 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 49 g protein

There's nothing shrimpy about the salt in this dish: There's a whole day's worth.

51

Burger King's Pie Made with Twix

Burger king pie made with twix

per slice: 370 calories, 20 g fat (13 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 330 mg sodium, 45 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 30 g sugar), 4 g protein

It's not a Twix Pie; it's a pie made with Twix. In fact, it has more than three times the amount of fat, saturated fat, sodium, and sugar as a Twix.

52

Häagen-Dazs TRIO Salted Caramel Chocolate

Haagen Dazs trio Salted Caramel

Per 1/2 CUP: 300 calories, 20 g fat (13 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 80 mg sodium, 26 g carbs (0 g fiber, 24 g sugar), 5 g protein

Three times the flavor, you get what feels like three-times the sugar grams.

53

Quaker Overnight Oats, Orchard Peach Pecan Perfection

quaker overnight oats peach

AS PREPARED: 340 calories, 9 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 210 mg sodium, 55 g carbs (5 g fiber, 23 g sugar), 10 g protein

We're quaking in our boots. Buy the brand's many other and equally delicious varieties that have less than 23 grams of sugar. You can find the best in our ranking of All 25 Quaker Instant Oatmeal Packets—Ranked!

54

White Castle Breakfast Waffle Slider With Sausage, Egg & Cheese

White castle waffle sandwich Courtesy of White Castle
490 calories, 36 g fat (15 g saturated fat, 0 trans fat), 730 mg sodium, 28 g carbs (0 g fiber, 14 g sugar), 15 g protein

The salt and sugar counts here has our legs waffling.

55

Nabisco Chips Ahoy Original Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chips ahoy

Per 3 cookies: 160 calories, 8 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 110 mg sodium, 22 g carbs (1 g fiber, 11 g sugar), 1 g protein

Ahoy, matey—these have more sugar than a store-bought cookie needs, plus vegetable oil, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial flavor.

56

Mrs. Fields Semi Sweet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mrs Fields

Per cookie: 140 calories, 7 g fat (3.5 g saturated, 0 g trans fat), 130 mg sodium, 20 g carbs (1 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 1 g protein

Mr. Fields must have a sweet tooth. His wife over-sugars his dessert.

57

Reese's Crunchers

Reeses Crunchers

Per 14 PIECES: 200 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 95 mg sodium, 24 g carbs (2 g fiber, 17 g sugar), 4 g protein

Crunch the numbers, and you'll see there's about 10 grams more sugar than we'd like.

58

Cracker Barrel Macaroni and Cheese Dinner, Sharp White Cheddar

cracker barrel white cheddar

per package: 310 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 810 mg sodium, 41 g carbs (1 g fiber, 3 g sugar), 13 g protein

This is the daddy mac of high sodium counts—not healthy for you or your kids.

59

Talenti Peanut Butter Fudge Sorbetto

Talenti Peanut Butter Fudge Sorbetto

Per ½ CUP: 310 calories, 15 g fat (3.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 160 mg sodium, 37 g carbs (2 g fiber, 31 g sugar), 6 g protein

Go for Breyer's Natural Vanilla and save calories and sugar.

60

Lipton Mango Iced Tea

Lipton mango iced tea

Per BOTTLE: 100 calories, 0 g fat, 220 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (0 g fiber, 25 g sugar), 0 g protein

You've heard the expression "spill some tea"? Now do it. And then pick up a copy of The 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse to see how choosing the right tea can actually help you blast fat.

61

Post Cinnamon Pebbles Cereal

Cinnamon Pebbles

Per ¾ CUP: 120 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 180 mg sodium, 26 g carbs (0 g fiber, 10 g sugar), 1 g protein

Wilmmmmmma! This is candy for breakfast and absolutely zero fiber!

62

Au Bon Pain Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie

Strawberry banana smoothie

Per 16 oz: 240 calories, 0 g fat, 35 mg sodium, 56 g carbs (4 g fiber, 46 g sugar), 6 g protein

Smoothies should be nutrition at the press of a button. That's why there's Zero Belly Smoothies. Zero Belly Smoothies are plant-based protein drinks that have been shown to make a dramatic impact on your life in as little as 72 hours. They will flatten your belly, heal your digestive system, and strip away unwanted fat in just days.

63

Sonic Handmade Onion Rings

Sonic onion rings

Per large order: 800 calories, 39 g fat (7 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 790 mg sodium, 101 g carbs (5 g fiber, 26 g sugar), 11 g protein

Good thing they're handmade. That means you can hand them back to the chef—there's a half day's worth of fat here.

64

Jamba Juice Island Pitaya Bowl

Jamba juice bowl Courtesy of Jamba Juice
470 calories, 8 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 20 mg sodium, 100 g carbs (12 g fiber, 70 g sugar), 6 g protein

We pitaya the fool who orders this calorie bomb, which is full of added sugars.

65

Ben & Jerry's Truffle Kerfuffle

Ben and Jerrys truffle kerfluffle

Per 1/2 CUP: 340 calories, 24 g fat (12 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 135 mg sodium, 28 g carbs (2 g fiber, 24 g sugar), 5 g protein

"Kerfuffle is a humorous-sounding word for a mostly non-humorous situation: some kind of disturbance, scandal or mess."—Vocabulary.com

66

California Pizza Kitchen Waldorf Chicken Salad

California Pizza Kitchen waldorf salad Courtesy of California Pizza Kitchen
1,320 calories, 94 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 2,020 mg sodium, 75 g carbs (10 g fiber, 55 g sugar), 54 g protein

Waldorf and Statler would jeer the day's worth of sodium!

67

Hershey's Cookies 'N' Creme Crunchers

Hersheys cookies creme crunchers

Per 12 PIECES: 150 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 115 mg sodium, 21 g carbs (1 g fiber, 13 g sugar), 2 g protein

When it's crunch time, avoid candy with "crunch" in the name. You're crunching sugar and starchy rice.

68

TGI Fridays Mac & Cheese Burger

TGI Fridays mac and cheese burger Courtesy of TGI Fridays
1,390 calories, 87 g fat (35 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat), 3,770 mg sodium, 110 g carbs (3 g fiber, 76 g sugar), 46 g protein

Two comfort food classics team up to deliver more salt than an entire bag of Lay's potato chips. Discomforting.

69

Olive Garden Chicken & Shrimp Carbonara

Olive garden chicken and shrimp carbonara Courtesy of Olive Garden
1,590 calories, 114 g fat, (61 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 2,410 mg sodium, 78 g carbs (4 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 66 g protein

Chicken out and order one of these go-to meals nutritionists order at Olive Garden.

70

Heinz Ketchup

Heinz ketchup

Per tbsp: 20 calories, 0 g fat, 160 mg sodium, 5 g carbs (0 g fiber, 4 g sugar), 0 g protein

There's 57 reasons not to eat this classic, and they're all named sugar.

71

Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise

Hellmanns mayo

Per Tbsp: 100 calories, 11 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 95 mg sodium, 0 g carbs, 0 g protein

The ingredients are real, to be sure: real fatty.

72

Olive Garden Loaded Pasta Chips

Olive Garden loaded pasta chips Courtesy of Olive Garden
Per meal: 1,410 calories, 92 g fat (29 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 2,790 mg sodium, 94 g carbs (7 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 55 g protein

They're also loaded with too many calories, a staggering amount of fat and a day's worth of salt.

73

Kraft Singles American Cheese

Kraft singles

Per slice (19 g): 60 calories, 4 g fat (2.5 saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 200 mg sodium, 2 g carbs (0 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 3 g protein

While there is some cheddar cheese in this slice, about half of it is protein concentrate, sodium citrate, milk, modified starches, and preservatives. If only Kraft would make American great again.

74

Pillsbury Grands! Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits

Pillsbury biscuits

Per biscuit: 170 calories, 6 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 470 mg sodium, 26 g carbs (1 g fiber, 4 g sugar), 3 g protein

Call him the Pillsbury Doh'boy. No biscuit needs that much sodium.

75

Olive Garden Tour of Italy

Olive garden tour of italy Courtesy of Olive Garden
1,520 calories, 96 g fat (48 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat), 3,250 mg sodium, 92 g carbs (6 g fiber, 19 g sugar), 75 g protein

It takes less than a day to fly to Italy. So why does this have more than a day's worth of sodium?

76

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios

Chocolate peanut butter cheerios

Per ¾ CUP: 120 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 190 mg sodium, 21 g carbs (2 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 3 g protein

Cheerio, as in, "goodbye." The first ingredient might be whole grain oats, but don't be fooled into pouring this cereal into a bowl. The brand adds highly process fats such as monoglycerides to keep that peanut butter smooth.

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Wonder Classic White Bread

Wonder bread

Per 2 slices: 140 calories, 1.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 180 mg sodium, 29 g carbs (2 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 4 g protein

Will Wonder never cease putting sugar into white bread?

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Mug Cream Soda

Mug cream soda

Per 12 oz: 180 calories, 47 g carbs, 47 g sugar

Your mug will experience some serious tooth decay if you continue sipping on a drink this sugary daily. It's among the worst of the worst when it comes to sodas ranked by toxicity.

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Blue Diamond Almond Milk Vanilla

Blue Diamond vanilla

per cup: 80 calories, 2.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 14 g carbs (1 g fiber, 13 g sugar), 150 mg sodium, 1 g protein

This Diamond is rough: There's 13 grams of sugar in almond milk!!! Instead, find the best dairy-free blend with our guide: The Best and Worst Milks & Milk Alternatives.

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Fritos Chili Cheese Corn Chips

Fritos chili cheese

Per 1 oz: 160 calories, 10 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 270 mg sodium, 15 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 2 g protein

Deep fried corn chips are bad enough—these have MSG and caramel coloring.

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Nestle Coffee-Mate French Vanilla

Coffee Mate french vanilla

Per tbsp: 35 calories, 1.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 30 mg sodium, 5 g carbs (0 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 0 g protein

It's not milk. It's not cream. It's: Water, Sugar, Vegetable Oil (High Oleic Soybean and/or High Oleic Canola), and Less than 2% of Sodium Caseinate (a Milk Derivative)**, Mono- and Diglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Natural and Artificial Flavors.

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Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie

Nissin cup noodles very veggie

per container: 330 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 1,070 mg sodium, 49 g carbs (3 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 8 g protein

It may have more veggies than the original cuppa, but there's still about half a day's worth of sodium here.

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Sweet Baby Ray's Original Barbecue Sauce

Sweet baby rays sauce

Per 2 Tbsp: 70 calories, 0 g fat, 290 mg sodium, 18 g carbs (0 g fiber, 16 g sugar), 0 g protein

Sweet merciful Maude—who neds 16 grams of sugar in their BBQ sauce?

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Pepperidge Farm Brussels Cookies

Pepperidge farm brussels cookies

Per 3 cookies: 150 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 65 mg sodium, 20 g carbs (1 g fiber, 11 g sugar), 2 g protein

These are cookies just like Mom used to make, if Mom cooked with sugar, palm or interesterified and hydrogenated soybean and/or hydrogenated cottonseed oils.

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Starbucks Juniper Latte

Starbucks juniper drink in mug

per grande with 2% milk: 260 calories, 7 g fat (4.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 160 mg sodium, 37 g carbs (0 g fiber, 35 g sugar), 12 g protein

What some coffee with your sugar?

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Dark Chocolate Twix

dark chocolate twix

per 2 cookies: 250 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 95 mg sodium, 34 g carbs (1 g fiber, 23 g sugar), 2 g protein

Don't come to the dark side. This has more sugar than a candy bar should.

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MOD Pizza Cheesy Garlic Bread

Mod cheesy garlic bread

Per bread loaf: 1,350 calories, 43 g fat (16 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 3,110 mg sodium, 179 g carbs (6 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 49 g protein

It ain't easy being cheese when you have this many calories and and this much sodium.

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Red Lobster Lobster Mac and Cheese

Red lobster mac and cheese Courtesy of Red Lobster
Per meal: 1,280 calories, 70 g fat (41 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 3,170 mg sodium, 92 g carbs (3 g fiber, 4 g sugar), 73 g protein

Another mac and cheese, another spot on the Unhealthiest list, this one because of the calories.

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Premier Protein Vanilla Shake

Premier Protein vanilla

Per 11 oz: 160 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 270 mg sodium, 4 g carbs (1 g fiber, 1 g sugar), 30 g protein

We like the protein, but not the artificial sweeteners. Find a replacement via our 26 Best and Worst Grab-And-Go Protein Shakes.

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Tostitos Salsa Con Queso

Tostitos salsa con queso

Per 2 tbsp: 40 calories, 2.5 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 280 mg sodium, 5 g carbs (<1 g fiber, <1 g sugar), <1 g protein

Imagine salting a corn chip that's already salted—that's this.

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Odwalla Mango Protein Shake

Odwalla mango shake

Per 15.2 oz bottle: 310 calories, 1 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 340 mg sodium, 54 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 47 g sugar), 19 g protein

It's better to eat your calories than drink them. Here, you get all the sugar from fruit without the fiber.

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Chili's Beef Bacon Ranch Quesadillas

Chilis beef bacon quesadilla Courtesy of Chili's
1,850 calories, 140 g fat (48 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 4,000 mg sodium, 69 g carbs (4 g fiber, 10 g sugar), 82 g protein

At nearly two days' worth of sodium, you can count this quesadilla among the 20 Saltiest Restaurant Meals On The Planet.

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Naked Protein & Greens

Naked protein

Per 15.2 oz bottle: 400 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 290 mg sodium, 61 g carbs (0 g fiber, 53 g sugar), 30 g protein

The naked truth: There's too many calories in this "healthy" juice.

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Applebee's Fish & Chips

Applebees fish and chips Courtesy of Applebee's
1,750 calories, 128 g fat (23 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 3,940 mg sodium, 98 g carbs (8 g fiber, 13 g sugar) 52 g protein

When it comes to fried seafood, abandon ship and opt for grilled instead. And while we're on the subject, you should also avoid these other 46 Most Caloric Dishes in America.

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Ruby Tuesday Crispy Chicken Mac 'n Cheese

Ruby Tuesday mac n cheese Courtesy of Ruby Tuesday
1,411 calories, 73 g fat (38 g saturated fat, 0 trans fat), 3,752 mg sodium, 107 g carbs (4 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 73 g protein

Goodbye Ruby Tuesday / who could hang and eat with you? / So much salt, two times a full day / girl, I'll never miss you.

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Magnum Tub White Chocolate Vanilla

Magnum white chocolate vanilla ice cream pint

Per ⅔ cup: 350 calories, 21 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 60 mg sodium, 37 g carbs (0 g fiber, 34 g sugar), 4 g protein)

Magnum means large, right? Like, large amount of sugar and fat?

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Coca-Cola Classic

Coca cola

Per 12 oz: 140 calories, 39 g carbs, 39 g sugar

It's the most famous and they'll never change the recipe, even though you know high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, and natural flavors aren't classic; they're played out.

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Oreo Mega Stuf Cookie

Oreo mega stuf

Per 2 cookies: 180 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 90 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (1 g fiber, 18 g sugar), 1 g protein

Mr. Big Stuf, who do you think you are? Twice as bad as a regular Oreo.

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Friendly's Clam Strips Platter

Friendlys clam strips Courtesy of Friendly's
1,550 calories, 90 g fat (20 g saturated fat, N/A g trans fat), 2,710 mg sodium, 160 g carbs (10 g fiber, 10 g sugar), 40 g protein

With friends like these, who needs a day's worth of sodium?

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Skippy Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy

Skippy naturals

Per 2 TBSP: 190 calories, 16 g fat (3.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 150 mg sodium, 6 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 3 g sugars, 7 g protein

Skip it. Your peanut butter should be two ingredients: peanuts and salt. Skippy beefs their "natural" PB with sugar and palm oil. You'll find our Eat This!-approved picks in our exclusive report: The 36 Top Peanut Butters—Ranked!

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