Ever since the great Tofurkey debacle, I've continued eating it and reminding Adam of how healthy I am because I eat tofurkey. So, this week at the grocery store, I bought a pack of tofurkey wieners for myself. (I am such a role model) Adam, meanwhile, bought a pack of regular hot dog sausage wieners stuffed with cheese. I smirked and thought about how superior & disciplined I was and how wonderfully healthy tofurkey is.
Well, I got home and, to prove the point, flipped over the packages of our respective wieners. Guess what? Tofurkey is horrible for you! My tofurkey had more calories, fat, and sodium per wiener than Adam's cheese-filled sausages! Unbelievable! Obviously, Adam loved the irony and burst out in joyful laughter. The point? Sometimes "health food" ain't so healthy and the real thing might be well worth it!
There has been a question about these tofurkey allegations. Let us calculate:
Tofurkey Wieners : 270 calories 13 g of fat sodium 620 mg
Cheese Wieners: 160 calories 11g of fat sodium 590 mg
Oh, wait.. wait a second. The tofurkey is 100 g per wiener and Smith's is only 68 g per wiener. Hang on, folks. I need to do some math.
....cross multiply..... carry the 1......
Okay, drum roll please....
We had to break it down to actual grams and did a few calculations. So PER GRAM (that's how I always measure food, anyway.. right?)
Tofurkey fat= .13 per gram ** Cheese sausage fat= .16 per gram
Tofurkey calories= 2.7 per gram ** Cheese sausage calories= 2.35 per gram
Tofurkey sodium= .0062 per gram ** Cheese sausage sodium= .008 per gram
YES, TOFURKEY WINS 2 OUT OF 3!
Picture me doing a victory dance around the living room while the Rocky theme plays in the background.
But then, mid-song, I realize that I just spent 25 minutes doing calculations on tofurkey and cheese wiener nutrition.
Then I recover and dance around anyways. Go tofurkey... it's your birthday.