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The Bellinghman
Date: 2011-06-27 14:43
Subject: When Wikipedia goes wrong
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Today's front page article on Baconnaise contains a table listing the supposed nutritional values per 13g serving.

It would appear that a serving contains 0.08 kCal of energy.

It also manages to contain 9g of fat (a figure not surprising in anything like a mayonnaise, which is after all a way of consuming flavoured emulsified oils).

Something that manages to be both mostly fat, and almost free from calories? I don't think so. I think it's not 0.08 kCal, I think it's 0.08 MCal, or 80 kCal, three orders of magnitude higher than quoted.

ETA: Oh dear, it was all too much for tisiphone, so you'll have to look back in the history to see what I was on about.
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Sarcasticia Nitpickerson
User: tisiphone
Date: 2011-06-27 10:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yes, I think they have made the classic mistake of not realizing that what are commonly listed on nutritional labels in the United States as "calories" are actually kCal. (And of course, I couldn't just leave it alone. Sigh.)

Edited at 2011-06-27 02:02 pm (UTC)
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ms_cataclysm
User: ms_cataclysm
Date: 2011-06-27 10:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
9g of fat should be 81 (kilo)calories -usually "a calorie" in popular diet speak is actually a kilo calorie .

A table spoon of mayo is normally 100 (kilo) calories - they've cheated slightly with the serving size 13g not 15g.

Whoever wrote the article is obviously not a true diet maven.
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sphyg
User: sphyg
Date: 2011-06-27 10:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Wow, bacon flavoured mayonnaise!
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Megabitch
User: megabitch
Date: 2011-06-27 11:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
All you need is turkey flavoured mayo, some lettuce and some tomato and you can have a Club Sandwich without the meat.
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Megabitch
User: megabitch
Date: 2011-06-27 12:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*g* Well, the lettuce and tomato is the salad bit and I did assume bread (or, more precisely, toast) would be available - I have no idea why, bread is often not available in this house for a minimum of 2 hours (that's how long a basic loaf takes in my breadmaker).

Club sandwich - toast 3 slices of bread, spread mayo on one slice, put mayo side up then cover with hot turkey, top with lettuce and tomato; spread mayo on both sides of next slice of toast and place on top of sandwich so far constructed, cover with hot bacon, lettuce and tomato; spread mayo on one side of last piece of toast then place, mayo side down, atop the sandwich. Cut in half diagonally. Eat, all the while complaining about how it took so long to make that the whole thing has now gone cold. And that next time you'll just make a BLT with added turkey instead.
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