These culinary abominations are so loaded with preservatives that they will probably outlive us all. But putting that aside, these are bad — like the worst junk food you can eat. This tiny little pastry packs 440 calories, 30 grams of sugar, and more than half of the recommended daily allowance of saturated fat.
The gas-station/bodega hybrid has somehow acquired the rights to offer Willy Wonka products under their “7 Select” line. The colorful candies are all sugar (dextrose in particular) and utilize what seems like every artificial coloring agent under the sun.
This product claims to be “positively rewarding,” citing its lack of trans-fats and gluten as evidence, but this stuff is just a nutritional nightmare. Dentists argue that peanut brittle is the absolute worst food you can eat for dental health because the hard, crystallized sugar can pop out a crown or stay cemented in the tooth and lead to cavities. Dental health concerns aside, one bag is around 900 calories and contains over 100 grams of sugar.
One chicken wing can’t be that bad right? Wrong! Somehow 7-Eleven manages to pack 20 percent of your recommended daily allowance of sodium into just one measly wing. Don’t settle for these reheated, tasteless meat knobs when you can easily make your own flavorful wings at home.
Want to start your day off right? Then avoid this croissant breakfast sandwich. This feeble excuse for breakfast contains 410 calories, almost half a day’s worth of fat, scads of unrefined carbohydrates, and practically nothing to speak of in the way of nutritional value.
They are so small, and there are only six of them — but don’t get fooled by these miniature doughnuts. The first ingredient is sugar. The second is bleached white flour, which the body treats as a sugar. See a pattern? Together, the six mini-doughnuts contain 400 calories and 29 grams of sugar.
A 12-ounce drink contains 39 grams of sugar and 300 calories — more than a 12-ounce can of Coca-Cola. This Café con Leche is more dessert than beverage.
“How bad can it be?” This is a question you should never ask yourself in a 7-Eleven. Even a bagel with cream cheese is 460 calories — the caloric equivalent of drinking three cans of Coca-Cola. Although in 7-Eleven’s defense, a bagel with cream cheese from any fast-food restaurant joint is pretty caloric.
All 7-Eleven Slurpees are equally offensive, but the sheer amount of sugar packed into these “drinks” is actually quite stunning. A 24-ounce Fanta Wild Cherry Slurpee is only 200 calories, but contains 54 grams of sugar derived from high-fructose corn syrup.
It’s in a wrap, so it’s got to be good for me, right? Not in the alternative universe that is 7-Eleven. Somehow they’ve packed more than 2,000 milligrams of sodium — or 85 percent of your recommended daily allowance — into one limp, slightly damp, nine-ounce chicken wrap.
These cute, crust-less sandwiches look pleasant, but don’t be tricked by their innocent exterior. A two-ounce sandwich contains 240 calories, and most of those are derived from the syrupy jelly and processed white bread. Forget those prepackaged sandwiches, here’s how to make the perfect peanut butter and jelly at home.
A 10-ounce burrito (which is only slightly more than half a pound) contains 670 calories, 73 percent of the recommended daily allowance of sodium, and almost half a day’s worth of fat. Forget 7-Eleven and try to track down one of the 50 best burritos in America.
Using the term “simply” to describe a food item creates a perception of cleanliness, purity, and wholesomeness. How complicated can an egg salad sandwich really be, anyway? All you really need is two slices of bread, some hard boiled eggs, a scoop of mayonnaise, a few leaves of lettuce or spring mix, and maybe a teaspoon of Dijon mustard but 7-Eleven’s “Simply Egg Salad Sandwich” has an ingredient list as long as a self-indulgent acceptance speech at the Oscars. It’s difficult to even understand where one ingredient ends and the next one begins amidst all the chemical names and preservatives. This sandwich also manages to contribute over 90 percent of your daily allowance of cholesterol.
This sandwich has the calorie and fat count of a full meal, but is in actuality the size of a snack. The steak and cheese melt contains 680 calories, over 50 percent of your daily allowance for both total fat and sodium, and an ingredient list that’s 17 lines long.
This looks like your ordinary trail mix, but be careful; eating this unassuming six-ounce bag will tack on 800 calories and 60 grams of sugar. Somehow 7-Eleven has magically transformed cashews, raisins, peanuts, and “chocolate gems” into junk food. Here are some healthy snacks you can make using trail mix.