Feeling Lucky

Print Article

So there I was the other day thinking to myself, “Self, you know what? You haven’t had a good test of your gastrointestinal tract since you had that boilermaker for Christmas breakfast back in 2008.”

So I pulled into the Burger King parking lot and went inside and ordered a Lucky Charms shake.

Growing up I liked Lucky Charms. Mom almost never bought them. But when she did, we kids always ate the marshmallows, but left the cereal behind and drank all the milk.

But I was suspicious about this shake.

“Does it have marshmallows?” I asked.

The nice lady behind the counter said it did.

“Little ones,” she said.

It also had little bits of cereal.

The nice lady behind the counter asked me if I wanted whipped cream on top of it.

I said no.

Then she mixed up my shake and handed it to me.

$3.49.

I sucked half it down on the short drive from Burger King to the office. At first it was pretty good. But about halfway through, I was getting lightheaded from all the sugar. It was the opposite of eating a bowl of Lucky Charms — with the shake, the milk was on top but the cereal sunk and made a sludge on the bottom.

I couldn’t take any more sugar, so I went home and fed the rest to the dog. She lapped it up like gravy.

The shake is a meal in itself. According to the Burger King website, the shake has 105 grams of sugar, 700 calories and 9 grams of saturated fat.

To put that in perspective, a teaspoon of sugar has four grams, so the shake, which isn’t all that big, has more than 26 teaspoons of sugar.

Now that’s what I call a Whopper of a shake. All puns intended.

Burger King also offers a Fruit Loops shake. I won’t be trying that anytime soon. In fact, I think I’d rather have a boilermaker for breakfast.

Chris Peterson is the editor of the Hungry Horse News.

Print Article

Read More Columns

The woods

September 20, 2017 at 8:25 am | Hungry Horse News There was a recent study that said walking in the woods is better for you than just walking, say, down a city street. I have to believe that, as someone who tries to walk in the woods as much as pos...

Comments

Read More

Climate change in front of us

September 20, 2017 at 8:23 am | Hungry Horse News As cooler temperatures and precipitation finally bring a hint of relief to smoke-weary Montanans, the unusual nature of summer 2017 is coming into focus and the influence of climate change is impossi...

Comments

Read More

Poetry in the news

September 20, 2017 at 8:22 am | Hungry Horse News With all the discouraging news we’ve had lately, especially scary fire stuff from Glacier Park, I took two hours looking back in the records this week to find a column that could bring on a smile or ...

Comments

Read More

Wildlife after a fire

September 13, 2017 at 8:45 am | Hungry Horse News So it was just getting dark and I was busy setting up cameras along the shore of Lake McDonald, waiting for the big run of the Sprague Creek Fire. Everything was going fairly smoothly, which is to sa...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 892-2151
PO BOX 189, 926 Nucleus Avenue
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

©2017 Hungry Horse News Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X