Fruit imitates fries at Burger King
Wed Sep 12 2007
In an attempt to allay parents’ fears over the gargantuan quantities of fast food that their kids are eating, Burger King, the world's second- largest purveyor of burgers (after those tantalizing Golden Arches), is introducing healthier kids’ menu options, starting in December 2008. The meals will contain no more than 560 calories, with less than 30 percent of calories from fat and no more than 10 percent of calories from added sugars. One example: flame-broiled chicken tenders, low-fat milk and organic, unsweetened applesauce. The total damage? 305 calories and 8.5 grams of fat. BK, as it is affectionately known, also has another little trick up its big, corporate sleeve: BK Fresh Apple– red apples cut to look just like french fries and served in the same containers as their greasy counterparts. But before you get too excited, realize—as the Associated Press makes sure to point out—that although the apples will look a lot like the fries, they won’t be fried and will be served cold.