The CSPI restaurant quiz is eye-opening: most calorific item at McDonalds? At Denny’s? least calorific at Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks?
Hint: one chain’s strawberry-banana smoothie will fatten you faster than two of their jelly donuts. And then some.
Menu labeling is a concept whose time has come.
But now it’s a moral (and practical) necessity: if you don’t know what’s in what you’re eating, how are you supposed to make good choices?
Read about grocer stars for labelling in New England; or look up the calories for any food, highest number first.