nyc now requires restaurant post the calorie counts of their menu items. after the trans fat ban, it seems a continuation of the "let's not all die of obesity, okay folks?" public policing.
after having done extensive highly scientific studies which include a visit to starbucks this morning, i can say, conclusively, that it works.
i perused the bakery case and noticed that the blueberry muffin had 100 less calories than my love, the bran muffin and almost 200 less calories than my second favorite (though rare indulgence), the sausage, egg & cheese. and in the blink of an eye, a blueberry muffin was being bought.
i doubt that those who are obese are likely not going to give a flying shit about how many calories are in their #6 value meal from mcdonalds. i, however, have to paying attention to my beach body which means no more baked goods from starbucks, period. my egg white omelettes win the calorie competition, hands down, at 150 calories.