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April 3, 2003

Fun with Food

Eat Those Peeps!A while ago I had this conversation with a coworker;

Me: "You know, I bet there's more sugar in one can of Pepsi than there is in an entire box of Easter Peeps."

Coworker: "No way."

Me: "Okay, I bet you a dollar."

Coworker: "You're on."

The end result? Read 'em and weep (or peep);

Regular Pepsi (12 fl oz):
Calories 150
Total Fat (g) 0
Sodium (mg) 37.5
Total Carbohydrates (g) 40.5
Sugars (g) 40.5

One Peep:
Calories 32
Total Fat (g) 0
Sodium (mg) 3
Total Carbohydrates (g) 8
Sugars (g) 7.2

Box of 5 Peeps:
Calories 160
Total Fat (g) 0
Sodium (mg) 15
Total Carbohydrates (g) 40
Sugars (g) 36

There you have it; a box of 5 peeps is better for you in nearly every way (except for those 10 calories which you can omit by leaving a head behind) than a single can of Pepsi. Better for you, assuming you are not relying on the Pepsi to sustain you in any meaningful way throughout the day... And if you are, then you probably have greater problems to focus on before you start in on the All Peeps Diet (tm).

Don't Eat Those Sun Chips!Other Fun Food Facts by Sam:

If you are going to have that diminutive little bag of Sun Chips for your afternoon snack, you may as well wolf down half a Big Mac;

Big Mac:
Calories 590
Total Fat (g) 34
Sodium (mg) 1070
Total Carbohydrates (g) 47
Sugars (g) 8

Sun Chips (1 3/4 Oz):
Calories 250
Total Fat (g) 10
Sodium (mg) 280
Total Carbohydrates (g) 31
Sugars (g) 5g

This is what I do with my spare time, folks...