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Yahoo! Health's List of the 7 Worst Pizzas in America
« on: September 21, 2010, 02:24:32 PM »
Here is Yahoo! Health's list of the 7 worst pizzas in America:

http://health.yahoo.net/experts/eatthis/7-worst-pizzas-america

For those who are interested, according to the U.S. Census data at http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/10000.html, the estimated population of Delaware for 2009, the year of the last Super Bowl, was 885,122. So, that is roughly the number of pizzas that Papa John's sold during that Super Bowl. Heck, that is fewer than Jackie Chan (Chau) made for that Super Bowl :-D.

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Re: Yahoo! Health's List of the 7 Worst Pizzas in America
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2010, 02:42:10 PM »
 :-D  Just goes to show you how much practice I need and what a slow learner I am.  :P

I thought that list contained a number of great ideas for toppings and such.  Need to try some of them.  :-D

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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2010, 02:55:28 PM »
Chau,

I was hesitant to show one of your most recent photos, but it might be instructive to our members who may be thinking of trying some of the 7 worst pizzas in America.

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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2010, 03:14:27 PM »
Chau,

I was hesitant to show one of your most recent photos, but it might be instructive to our members who may be thinking of trying some of the 7 worst pizzas in America.

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Peter,

I found one from Chau's last family trip to the lake! Very rare photo.  ;D

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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2010, 03:30:46 PM »
Wow - I had forgotten that I posted those on-line.  Those were taken about 6 months ago.  I've gained a few since... :-[

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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2010, 03:56:28 PM »
Wow - I had forgotten that I posted those on-line.  Those were taken about 6 months ago.  I've gained a few since... :-[

Chau,

It's all in good fun! I could lose a few pounds myself although I'm nowhere near as fat as the guy in the pic. ::)
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2010, 04:19:46 PM »
Chau,

I was hesitant to show one of your most recent photos, but it might be instructive to our members who may be thinking of trying some of the 7 worst pizzas in America.

Peter
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2010, 04:35:55 PM »
Ron,

Well, OK. It is now looking at fermenting dough balls at Mr. Jim's, at http://www.mrjims.com/doughcam.cfm.

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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2010, 05:12:04 PM »
Ron,

Well, OK. It is now looking at fermenting dough balls at Mr. Jim's, at http://www.mrjims.com/doughcam.cfm.

Peter

Peter,

Is it just me or do the two dough balls in the center look a little overfemented already?
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2010, 05:30:52 PM »
Peter,

Is it just me or do the two dough balls in the center look a little overfemented already?

 :-D 

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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2010, 05:36:10 PM »
:-D 

I mean seriously...look at them. They look like they have two large bubbles growing out of them.  ;D
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2010, 05:39:44 PM »
Is it just me or do the two dough balls in the center look a little overfemented already?

Mike,

They all look long in the tooth to me.

Looking at the nutrition facts for large Mr. Jim's pizzas at http://www.mrjims.com/nutrition.cfm doesn't exactly inspire one trying to keep calories, sodium and fat levels down. The members who have wood fired ovens and make simple 10"-12" Margherita pizzas with just basic tomatoes (like the San Marzanos), cheese (like fresh cow's milk or buffalo milk cheeses), olive oil and a few basil leaves are likely to live longer than the rest of us.

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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2010, 05:57:19 PM »
Ron,

Well, OK. It is now looking at fermenting dough balls at Mr. Jim's, at http://www.mrjims.com/doughcam.cfm.

Peter

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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2010, 05:59:15 PM »
Mike, i thought you were referring to the pictures of Ronzo and I.  About us being overfermented.  :-D

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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2010, 06:13:44 PM »
Mike,

They all look long in the tooth to me.

Looking at the nutrition facts for large Mr. Jim's pizzas at http://www.mrjims.com/nutrition.cfm doesn't exactly inspire one trying to keep calories, sodium and fat levels down. The members who have wood fired ovens and make simple 10"-12" Margherita pizzas with just basic tomatoes (like the San Marzanos), cheese (like fresh cow's milk or buffalo milk cheeses), olive oil and a few basil leaves are likely to live longer than the rest of us.

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LMAO!!

So true, Peter, so true.
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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2010, 06:14:53 PM »
Mike, i thought you were referring to the pictures of Ronzo and I.  About us being overfermented.  :-D

Now that you mentioned it... ;D
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« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2010, 08:46:38 PM »
Peter, I know you know where you mentioned watching your salt intake. ;D I did most of the cooking in my marriage and my exwife battled high blood pressure, therefore I found ways to create great tasting gourmet meals without the salt. All those years of low to no salt cooking and I find I can't eat out much anymore, I just can't handle the sodium used in resturants, I know it tastes fine to others, but I can't handle the salt bitterness. The numbers of sodium in some of those examples made my head spin. I like to entertain and cook for friends and I tell them, taste ,then add salt if you think it needs it. As of yet no one has asked for salt. My one weakness is my wok and Pacific Rim cooking.......
thanks for the link Peter
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« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2010, 09:40:09 PM »
Mike, i thought you were referring to the pictures of Ronzo and I.  About us being overfermented.  :-D
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« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2010, 03:23:21 PM »
The Uno Chicago Grill Chicago Classic Deep Dish Pizza (Individual) has 162 grams of fat. 

On an INDIVIDUAL pizza?  How is that possible?  A pizza made with a pound of whole milk mozzarella and a 1/4 cup of oil would only have 152 grams of fat.  I don't use that much cheese or anywhere close to that much oil on two 16" pies.  I made an over-the-top greasy, cheesy Detroit style pie last week that probably tipped the scales at about 93 grams of fat - It fed three of us with leftovers.

That said, I wish they would replace "Worst" with "Unhealthiest" because we all know that "Best" usually translates to "Unhealthiest" and vice versa (except in the case of this Yahoo Health series which usually profiles nasty chain food).

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« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2010, 03:26:10 PM »
The Uno Chicago Grill Chicago Classic Deep Dish Pizza (Individual) has 162 grams of fat. 

On an INDIVIDUAL pizza?  How is that possible?  A pizza made with a pound of whole milk mozzarella and a 1/4 cup of oil would only have 152 grams of fat.  I don't use that much cheese or anywhere close to that much oil on two 16" pies.  I made an over-the-top greasy, cheesy Detroit style pie last week that probably tipped the scales at about 93 grams of fat - It fed three of us with leftovers.

That said, I wish they would replace "Worst" with "Unhealthiest" because we all know that "Best" usually translates to "Unhealthiest" and vice versa (except in the case of this Yahoo Health series which usually profiles nasty chain food).


uno uses copious amounts of popcorn (coconut) butter in it's crust DESPITE what they tell you.  they aren't going to give away their golden goose to the competition!  an ex-owner of a pizza shop i know is high school friends with a guy who works in the kitchen at the uno in cranberry PA and said they do indeed use popcorn butter, said somewhere around 29%. 

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« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2010, 03:43:36 PM »
The Uno's Nutrition Information is given at http://www.unos.com/nutrition.php (one must click on the individual items). The Chicago Classic Deep-Dish has 55 grams of fat per serving. For three servings for the "Ind" size, that comes to a total of 165 grams fat.

I checked the Ingredients lists for all of the deep-dish pizzas sold by Uno's, and I did not see any oil other than soybean oil for the crusts.

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« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2010, 01:33:46 AM »
The Uno's Nutrition Information is given at http://www.unos.com/nutrition.php (one must click on the individual items). The Chicago Classic Deep-Dish has 55 grams of fat per serving. For three servings for the "Ind" size, that comes to a total of 165 grams fat.

I checked the Ingredients lists for all of the deep-dish pizzas sold by Uno's, and I did not see any oil other than soybean oil for the crusts.

Peter

pete i am well aware of this.  but being told from a guy who works there differently...  i don't know what to trust.  the guy who makes the product, or the corporate think tankers who say whats in their food?
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« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2010, 09:06:58 AM »
c0mpl3x,

I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see a disconnect between what goes on at a given Uno's store and the nutrition information at the Uno's website. Workers at the store level may not even be aware that the nutrition information exists and what is stated as ingredients for their products. Even if they know, they might not care or even realize that there may be legal implications in making substitutions. However, the parent company/licensor should be concerned about what is going on in their stores because it is their hide that is on the line with the federal regulators who set the rules and requirements on nutrition information labeling. For example, there may be people who are allergic to or otherwise wish to avoid coconut oil/butter. All they see now is soybean oil. The reason for the labeling is to let people know what they are being served and to make decisions on whether to consume a product or not based on their own situations and nutrition/health needs.

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« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2010, 10:44:29 AM »
In the words of too many chefs...   "We're not their cardiologist"


 

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