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Worlds Worst Foods!

So you think the Whopper with cheese you had for lunch was unhealthy? Try the burger that weighs in at an off-the-scale 5,000 calories!

Feel guilty about knocking back half a tub of Ben and Jerry's during the film the other night? How about the 'ice cream' that's mostly seal oil?

Many of us eat a diet that's a little too rich in fat and sugar, but at least we don't eat any of the dishes in this culinary hall of shame.

Make sure you've had your lunch, then prepare to digest a selection of the fattiest foods ever to squeeze through a human intestine.

Turducken: To make this speciality of the American Deep South, stuff a chicken inside a hollowed out duck, stuff both inside a hollowed out turkey, and separate each layer with a grouting of pork sausage meat. Eat a decent portion and you're tucking away 3,500 calories before you even reach for the potatoes.

Poutine is a French Canadian delicacy, though 'delicacy' might be stretching it a bit. Quite simply, it's a plate of fries covered in cheese curd and swamped in gravy. It depends on how much you eat, but an average serving will contain 1,300 calories and 72 grams of fat. Oh, and it's often served with a burger.

The Big Texan steakhouse in Amarillo, Texas, is home to the Texan King, a steak that is effectively as a big as a small baby. The 72oz monster is so daunting, in fact, that the steak and accompanying sides (baked potato, bread roll, prawn salad, beans) are free to anyone who eats the whole lot in an hour. Nearly 50,000 have tried - less than 9,000 have succeeded.

Chicken and lemon can't be too bad for you, can it? This version can. In a list of calorific takeaway dishes, Chinese Lemon Chicken came top with a whopping 1,871 calories per serving, an energy punch that would take over 10 hours to walk off.

The doughnut burger, the invention of Illinois Frontier League side the Gateway Grizzlies. It's a burger, topped with cheese and bacon, all tucked inside a sliced Krispy Kreme Original Glazed doughnut. If that sounds disgusting, you do at least get dinner and dessert in one.

Coffee? Have we gone mad? Unfortunately not. When Which? Magazine toured the UK's coffee chains it found plenty of menu items with surprisingly high calorific content. The Starbucks whole milk white chocolate mocha with whipped cream, for instance, contains a whopping 628 calories. Use it to wash down a Super Scooby burger and you're on the highway to Moobsville.

The Super Scooby, sold at the Jolly Fryer take-away in Bristol, is loaded with four 1/4lb beef burgers, eight rashers of bacon, eight slices of cheese, 12 onion rings, salad and three sauces. It weighs in at a hefty 2,645 calories.

 

Salo is pork fat. Chocolate is chocolate. Pour the latter over the former and what you're left with is a Ukrainian delicacy and one of Eastern Europe's unhealthiest - and most revolting - snacks.

Eskimo ice cream, also known as akutaq, is nothing like Ben and Jerry's. Traditional recipes use meat and fat from caribou, moose, bears, seals, and fish, with the addition of a few blackberries to ward off any feelings of guilt. To be fair, a bit of excess body blubber isn't such a disadvantage when temperatures rarely climb much above freezing.

English celebrity chef Anthony Worrall Thompson got into a spot of bother when he dreamed up this tasty children's treat. The dessert mixes five Snickers bars with mascarpone, eggs, sugar, soft cheese and puff pastry, and weighs in at 1,250 calories a slice.

This infamous culinary innovation was first served in a Scottish chip shop in 1995 and has since become a byword for unhealthy eating. It is, quite simply, a Mars Bar dipped in batter and deep fried, and has now been joined in a roll call of shame by other items of deep fried confectionary, including Cadbury's Cream Eggs and Snickers bars.

There's lots of competition, but this burger - served at a minor league baseball ground in Michigan - could be the world's fattiest. The towering sandwich is constructed from five beef patties, five slices of cheese, a cup of chilli, oodles of salsa and a handful of corn chips, which together weigh in at a whopping 4,800 calories (just about double your total daily requirement).

Here at Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire we think this lot is enough to put you off food for good.