• whoisearth
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    7 months ago

    Jesus Christ a 710 calorie muffin?!?

    I’m in Canada. I get a muffin from Loblaw’s it’s around 450 calories which is still excessive but where the hell are they hiding another 250 calories?!

    • flicker@kbin.social
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      7 months ago

      I have no idea. It’s monstrously large so that might be why.

      I was buying them and eating half of one for breakfast but with like no protein and no redeeming qualities beyond “not hungry” and “taste good” I knew it wasn’t a real option. But my point here wasn’t “this is what I do,” my point was, “people are being disingenuous when they pretend it’s not a real option many people are taking.”

      I work 12 hour shifts. I do meal prep of curries or stews and that makes a good, cheap meal, but the storage required to freeze 3 meals worth of meal prep for 4 days of work… plus the time it consumes in making and properly cooling and storing those meals… it’s not a luxury many people have. Convenience options are very appealing for many reasons and there’s this place where “I have to spend at least a day a week planning for work, preparing and putting away food in order for it to be healthy” yoyos around to, “I don’t make enough to buy healthy convenience food.” If I had kids I’d never be able to prep like I do. Hell, it’s difficult as it is!