Wednesday, March 14, 2007

DQ FlameThrower ad a hit

Dairy Queen has unleashed a new TV ad touting their FlameThrower Grill Burger and the ad is getting rave reviews on YouTube. You can watch it below.

DQ's FlameThrower chicken sandwich comes crispy or grilled or you can get the 1/4 pound or 1/2 pound burger version. They all have pepper jack cheese, 2 slices of jalapeƱo bacon, tomato, lettuce and DQ's "serious" FlameThrower sauce.

What the ad doesn't mention, of course, is that all these sandwiches (except the grilled chicken version) have high amounts of trans fats (see below).

The 1/2 pound FlameThrower GrillBurger has 1030 calories, 650 calories from fat, 73 g total fat, 23 g saturated fat, 3.5 g trans fat (that's a lot!), 145 mg cholesterol, 2020 mg sodium, 41 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 9 g sugars, 53 g protein.

The 1/4 pound FlameThrower GrillBurger has 780 calories, 490 calories from fat, 54 g total fat, 14 g saturated fat, 3 g trans fat (again, that's a lot of trans fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 1490 mg sodium, 41 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 9 g sugars, 33 g protein.

The Crispy FlameThrower Chicken Sandwich has 840 calories, 510 calories from fat, 56 g fat, 11 g saturated fat, 5.5 g trans fat (that's huge; it's as much as the FDA recommends you have in a day), 100 mg cholesterol, 1860 mg sodium, 51 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 8 g sugars, 33 g protein.

The Grilled FlameThrower Chicken Sandwich has 580 calories, 320 calories from fat, 35 g fat, 8 g saturated fat, no trans fat (because it's grilled), 100 mg cholesterol, 1590 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 7 g sugars, 34 g protein.


mckroes said...

Whahaha! Cool TV Ad!!

Anonymous said...

These are awesome sandwiches. I'm having one again today.

Anonymous said...

How could anybody possibly want to put that kind of garbage into their body??!!

mrbunsrocks said...

I am SO mad about this burger. This past summer, my husband and I were finishing up a road trip. I normally cook all our meals (and I'm not too shabby - ).

We stopped at Dairy Queen because I remembered that they had tastier fast food burgers than average. I love spicy things, so we both ended up ordering a flame thrower and actually enjoyed it.

I knew it wasn't good for me. I was sort of expecting about 35-40 grams of fat. So imagine my shock and horror when I got home and discovered that it had a whopping 90 grams of fat. I was disgusted that they could even sell a burger with that much fat!!!!!! I felt sick for days.

I wish that information had been on the menu when I ordered the burger, because while I certainly didn't think I was getting something healthy, it never even crossed my mind that it could be *that* bad.

Anonymous said...

Ugh....DQ is gross.....of all places id say DQ is the worst...

P.S Omg they took out the play house!