Recently at my local gas station, this sign was yelling at me in big colorful letters, trying to lure me into getting a “snack” – a quite affordable snack in terms of price, but when it comes to health, is it really affordable?
Let’s do the math.
King size M&Ms = 3.14 ounce = 446 calories, 19 grams fat, 57 grams sugar (about 4 tablespoons).
20oz soft drink = 240 calories, 65 grams sugar (about 4 tablespoons).
Total for this “snack”: 700 calories, 19 grams fat, 120 grams sugar (!), lots of artificial coloring and flavors, and not a whole lot of anything actually useful to the body.
I’m pretty sure anyone can do the math on this one.