OMFG Popeyes WTF!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

So my sister wanted to eat out tonight. She thought about KFC, so my fingers were flying trying to figure out what I could eat from KFC:

Grilled Chicken Thigh = 170 cal
Grilled Chicken Drum Stick = 90 cal
Mashed Potatos without Gravy = 90
Green Beans = 25
Total Calories = 375

Then she was like wait maybe I wanna eat Church's Chicken, so again my fingers are flying to figure out what I could eat from Church's Chicken

Two Chicken Tenders Strips = 240
Mashed Potato without Gravy = 80
Green Beans = 35
Total Calories = 355

In the end she is like lets go I wanna eat at Popeye's...I was like you said Church's. She is like no I told you Popeye's. I was like whatever just let me check on the calories, so I know what I can eat from there. After looking at the nutritional values

Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya = 220
Cajun Rice = 170

So off we went and I order just that. When we got back before I ate anything...I was like...I should enter this in to sparks first. So as I was entering them in I was like wait...the calorie differential and size of these two items is too drastic. So I did a search on google on Popeye's Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya. Thanks to www.caloriecount.com I discovered that though on their nutritional facts sheet every thing else is size by how they sell it not those items listed under Big Easy no what I got was 3 of the serving of what I thought.

Thank goodness for sparks and all the encouraging to track and check on what I am eating. Instead of the 660 calories that I bought. I made the choice though it tasted create to only eat half of it for 330 calories.

Just to make it perfectly clear of the difference in what was listed and what you buy

Weight 151, Calories 220, Fat 11, Sat. Fat 3, Cholesterol 32, Sodium 760, Carbs 20, Dietary Fiber 1, Sugar 0, Protein 10

What you get through the drive thru when you order it
Weight 453, Calories 660, Fat 33, Sat. Fat 9, Cholesterol 96, Sodium 2280, Carbs 60, Dietary Fiber 3, Sugar 0, Protein 30

Yeah once again thank goodness that I had the forethought to questions it. Popeye's you tricky place.

Hope this never happens to any of you.
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    I would have never thought to check the serving listed with what you have, which is ironic because I weigh EVERYTHING I make at home! Great tip and good catch. emoticon
    2836 days ago
    Mmmm popeyes.

    *ahem* what I meant to say was... good catch! Nutrition information is sneaky more often than not.

    2836 days ago
    That's a really good eyeopener! Thanks for sharing!
    2836 days ago
    emoticon Good thing you caught that! I never would have thought to look at it myself. Now I know!
    2836 days ago
  • HEIDIB2935
    Isn't it amazing how many calories eating out consumes! Thank goodness for SP, to help us all!
    2836 days ago
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