Instead, I have decided to narrate this post like a caller on “Tell ‘em Why You’re Mad“. If you have not heard of this, you’re missing out. “Tell ‘em Why You’re Mad” is a popular radio segment on Hartford radio station, Hot 93.7, where pissed-off listeners call in to rant about their problems. And because I only appreciate the finer things in life, listening to it happens to be one of my top 3 favorite pastimes. Here’s just a short piece of this radio gold….
Ready to hear why I’m mad? I’m mad because I recently went to Margaritas Mexican Restaurant in East Hartford, CT with friends for lunch and drinks. I ended up ordering the Lime in the Coconut Margarita, on the rocks. It was absolutely delicious and I had my margarita glass empty before I had even signed the credit card slip.
The story goes downhill fast from here…Today, out of sheer curiousity, I decided to look up calories in this heavenly drink only to find that Margaritas does not provide any nutritional information for their drinks. I should have ended my search here but being the curious little journalist I am, I insisted getting to the bottom of this.
What I discovered was terrifying….
One Lime in the Coconut margarita has 588 calories!!!
I did consider that the nutrition facts were based on a site using user-submitted comments, but I can’t help but believe this is probably an accurate calculation. According to an article on Forbes.com, margaritas can have over 700 calories and are one of the top 10 most fattening drinks.
And if it wasn’t bad enough, here are some sobering facts about how to burn off the 588 calories in this evil drink:
- 1 hour of running at 7 mph
- 1 and 1/2 hours of vigorous jumping jacks
- 2 and 1/2 hours of belly dancing
- 3 and 1/2 hours of sweeping the floor
Talk about a buzzkill…….