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 Potato Chip Pie, a savory recipe featured on the food blog Oh, Bite It.
This “pie”—which could really be referred to as a heart attack in a dish—is made by combining some of the fattiest foods on supermarket shelves: potato chips, shredded cheddar and swiss cheese, cream, sour cream, eggs and butter. This monstrous concoction comes in at 2,365 calories and packs nearly three days worth of fat, five days worth of saturated fat and as much blood pressure-raising sodium as 55 French fries! Even if you were to split this dish four ways, those are still some scary stats! And the pie is being touted as a dinner side dish, so the number of calories, fat and salt bound to wind up on your supper plate when all is said and done is actually far worse.
Our advice? If you want to get you chip fix, do so after digging into a wholesome dinner. Your appetite will be slashed from having food in your stomach that actually packs satiating nutrients like protein and fiber. If you’re still craving chips, set out some carrot sticks, salsa and corn chips (we like Tostitos Oven-Baked Scoops! Tortilla Chips and Newmans Own Mild Salsa). Even if four people polished off the entire bag of chips—not that we advise this—you’d still save up to 1,285 calories, 264 grams of fat and 997 mg of sodium.