The Double Donut Burger, launched as part of a brand-new Hungry Horse menu last month, comes with the tag line "So Wrong It's Right" and includes two beef burgers topped with melted cheese, four smoked streaky bacon rashers & BBQ sauce served in two grilled, glazed ring donuts
The Double Donut Burger, launched as part of a brand-new Hungry Horse menu last month, comes with the tag line "So Wrong It's Right" and includes two beef burgers topped with melted cheese, four smoked streaky bacon rashers & BBQ sauce served in two grilled, glazed ring donuts
 

A family pub chain with a restaurant in Mirfield has been slammed for serving up a double donut burger dubbed a “heart attack on a plate.”

The £8.99 meal, which consists of two beef burgers and four rashers of bacon topped with two sugary ring donuts, has been criticised by a Huddersfield nutrition expert.

The double donut burger has been added to the menu at the Hungry Horse chain which runs the Ship Inn at Steanard Lane in Mirfield.

The giant burger contains 1,966 calories which is 98% of an adult woman’s recommended daily intake.

The burger is marketed by the restaurant under the slogan: “So Wrong, it’s Right.”

Dr Deborah Pufal, course leader for Food and Nutrition at the University of Huddersfield, said she was genuinely shocked at the burger.

“As far as I am concerned this burger is a heart attack on a plate and it sends out completely the wrong message,” she said.

“We are trying to encourage people to eat healthily and think about nutrition and this will not help tackle obesity in children.”

Dr Pufal said Hungry Horse was a family pub where children would be exposed to bad habits.

“I can see it’s very clever marketing and the slogan shows that they know this burger isn’t good for you.

“People will fall into two camps. Some will think it’s disgusting but others – probably young men – will see it as a challenge.

“I’ve spoken to some teenagers about this and the reaction of one 13-year-old boy was ‘wow’. This just isn’t right.”

The burger contains 53g of saturated fat – well over double the recommended 20g daily allowance for women and children – and 8.2g of salt. The recommended daily intake of salt for adults is 6g.

The burger is described on the chain’s Facebook page as “bizarre but brilliant.”

The calorie count of the burger doesn’t include the twister fries at 637 calories and 37g of saturated fat or a dessert such as the cookie dough cheesecake which adds 900 calories, 46g of fat and 41g of sugar.

Dr Pufal added: “Just thinking about all that puts me off but if you have the fries, the fizzy drink and the dessert you are in trouble.”

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Steve Jebson, a spokesman for Hungry Horse, said: “Our popular menu caters for a variety of tastes and appetites and includes everything from lower calorie options such as our hot chicken and bacon salad at 393 calories, through to the indulgent occasional treat such as our new double donut burger.

“All the nutritional information for our menu is available on our website and in our pubs, so that our customers are able to make informed decisions about what they choose to eat.”

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