Monday, July 13, 2009

Calorie Labeling

Ezra has an anecdote about how a restaurant labeling its menu items with calorie counts would have changed his lunch order. At the Mets game Saturdy we noticed that the roving food vendors now wear buttons advertising the calorie counts of their wares. It was a welcome bit of information, and did lead one of our number away from the fallacious "not sure if I could eat a whole hot dog, maybe just a soft pretzel" line of thinking.

The game, by the way, was great, and we all had a blast on our first visits to Citi Field. Santana was amazing, and though for the most of the game he didn't leave the rest of the Mets defense with much to do (probably a good thing), we did get to see a double play in the latter innings. And though rain threatened from about the seventh inning stretch on, it held off until we were on the way home.


Peter Hamtramck said...

Calorie labeling did not prevent me from eating the following:

3 beers
1 corn dog
1 small french fry
1 pulled pork sandwich
1/2 ice cream sunday


tps12 said...

Oh wow, I thought you just had a normal hot dog. And don't forget the complementary potato chips!