29 November 2013

This is a MEDIUM.

I had some horridly long appointment and took the littles to Burger King for some fries.  I'm not going to blow my diet by eating there, but what I did get was a medium-sized diet drink.  I reasoned that a mega-size would be too big to fit in my cup-holder, and even a large might be a bit too much.  Now I'm wondering if I shouldn't have gone with a "small."  What a joke.

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  1. That's a medium??
    I haven't bought soft drinks at any fast food place in years, so I'm out of touch with the sizes available. I did recently buy a medium sized hot chocolate from a footpath cafe near my bus stop on a cold day, and it was about half the height of that cup.
    No wonder half the world is overweight if that's the sort of thing they drink with all their fast foods. I wonder how many go with the large or mega size?

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    1. River, I looked online and it looks like a "medium" is 32 ounces. I'm thinking that's over the size of a litre there. It's just stinkin' nuts any way you slice it. The mega size is absolutely obscene. The bottom is tapered so it fits in your cup holder BUT if you have to put on the brakes at all it will fly everywhere.

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  2. When I go to fast food I just order the sandwich only. They always ask, "Don't you want the complete meal?" --which is usually only about 50 cents more for fries and a drink. I always tell them NO, just the sandwich (if I'm really hungry I get two sandwiches) with NO fries and NO coke, but I do ask for water. They always act like that's a huge imposition. By the way, the cup of water is served in about a 6-oz. cup, which is a lot smaller than the "small" drink cup!

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    1. Do they try to sell you "water" in a plastic jug there? It's difficult to get a water here with your meal as well. I think the way they charge things, it's cheaper to get a soda AND fries than just the water with a sandwich.

      I've been watching some of those food documentaries and scaring myself. I still love diet soda, though... too much.

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  3. Woah! That's obscene, really! That size wouldn't even be available over here - a large here is probably smaller than a US small!!

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  4. I usually order a child's size drink which I think is the equivalent to a small size.

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