WARNING: you're about to be grossed out.
We may be unimpressed looking at our neighbours down south and their over-the-top diners and extreme fast food menu items, but some Canadian-sold foods aren't any different. Yes, we may not offer as wide a selection of fatty foods to choose from — there are several Taco Bell menu items that are not sold in Canada (maybe for the better), but some restaurants and fast food joints officially make our 'danger zone' list.
And you may be thinking, well sure, KFC's Double Down isn't the healthiest choice, but we found salads, chicken dishes and even a multi-grain pizza with close to, and over, 1,000 calories.
A new infographic by HowManyCaloriesCounter.com found many fast food chains (mostly in the U.S.) had several menu items with over 1,000 calories, including The Heart Attack Grill's 9,983 calorie Quadruple Bypass burger and a 2,090 calorie large tuna melt from Quiznos.
And fast food consumption in Canada is nothing new. A 2004 report found a quarter of Canadians consumed fast food items and 40 per cent of respondents chose pizza, sandwiches, hamburgers or hot dogs as the most favoured items, according to Statistics Canada.
For the purposes of our list, we looked at menus at several fast food chains across the country including ones only sold in Canada. And no, nothing from Tim Hortons made the list. As for those that came close, but weren't quite there, Hero Burger burgers (including toppings and sides) get an "honourable" mention, as well as some doughnuts at Coffee Time that had over 600 calories.
But after our search, we're happy to say a lot of restaurant items weren't included, and others had missing information — because sometimes, it's easier to not know what you're eating and just enjoy it.
What would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments below. Here are single menu items that have over 1,000 calories: