Health

McDonald's Serious Lamb Burger Will Fatten You Even Faster Than A Big Mac

Today McDonald’s starts selling its first ever lamb burger, the creatively-titled Serious Lamb Burger. I’m as keen on the notion of tomato, beetroot, aioli, ketchup, egg and onion as the next burger addict, but be warned: this is quite the kilojoule-packed meal.

The burger costs $7.95 on its own, while a smaller wrap variant is $3.00. But the question we always ask here ate Lifehacker is: what’s the nutritional breakdown? Here’s the data direct from McDonald’s:

  Serious Lamb Burger Serious Lamb Wrap
Energy (kJ) 3370 1460
Protetin (g) 40.6 14.6
Fat, total (g) 41.4 20.5
Fat, saturated (g) 15.2 8.4
Carbohydrate (g) 64.2 25.3
Sugars (g) 11.6 2.2
Dietary fibre (g) 7.3 3.0
Sodium (mg) 1340 393

That makes the Serious Lamb Burger higher in kilojoules than virtually everything else on McDonald’s menu, save for a Double Quarter Pounder (3560 kilojoules).The calorific punch isn’t altogether surprising: lamb is a fattier meat than beef, and the aioli won’t help. The burger also has more than half your daily sodium allowance.

Moderation is the key: there’s no harm in an occasional burger, and I’m all for lamb for a bit of variety. Just don’t eat one every day for a week, and contemplate the wrap as a less laden alternative. As usual, we also advise skipping on the chips and drink. Are you tempted?


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