McDouble is ‘cheapest and most nutritious food in human history’
I mean, whoever wrote that must be mad right? Well, kind of, but then again … they have a point.
The McDouble is basically a double cheeseburger but without one of the slices of cheese found in the UK version. The burger provides 390 calories, 23 grams of protein, 7 per cent of the daily value of fibre, 20 per cent of daily calcium and 19 grams of fat for between $1 and $2 (65p-£1.30).
This information was highlighted by Stephen Dubner, the co-author of best-selling book Freakonomics, who argues that the glorifying label is not quite as ridiculous as it first appears.
Dubner has hosted a debate on his blog, after receiving an e-mail from a reader, who suggested that the much-maligned McDouble actually provided far more nutritional bang for its buck than had conventionally been thought.
So could this statement actually be for real?