When doing research for its annual Xtreme Eating Awards, the Center for Science in the Public Interest found a meal that was equal in calories to an eight-piece bucket of KFC Original Recipe fried chicken, four sides of mashed potatoes with gravy, four pieces of corn on the cob, and eight packets butter spread.
Red Lobster’s “Create Your Own Combination” offers 2,710 calories, and four days’ worth of sodium – 6,530 milligrams – if you choose the Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, and Shrimp Linguine Alfredo to go with the Caesar salad, French fries, and one Cheddar Bay Biscuit. Combine that with a Lobsterita – the chain’s 890-calorie, 24-ounce margarita – and the meal totals 3,600 calories. That's enough calories for nearly two days.
It’s the highest-calorie meal among the 2015 Xtreme Eating “dishonorees,” as the center calls them.