Viewers claim they are ‘never eating takeaways again’ after calories are counted on BBC show

Viewers have been left shocked after a BBC documentary revealed the amount of calories, fat and sugar found in six popular takeaway dishes.

The Truth About Takeaways, which aired at 8pm last night, delivered the startling information that a large Domino’s stuffed crust pizza contains almost 2,000 calories – approximately the recommended daily total for a woman. 

To the surprise of Twitter users, a KFC snack box – which contains a piece of chicken and fries – has just 475. The fast food also ranked best on sugar and fat content. 

The chain’s rival McDonald’s also scored well in the experiment, with a Big Mac and medium fries containing 780 calories.  

A standard chicken korma, naan and rice, contained a whopping 1,810 calories; a portion of fish and chips approximately 900 calories and a doner kebab slightly more at 1,100.   

Revealed: How many calories in YOUR favourite takeaway

PRODUCT 

KFC snack box 

McDonald’s Big Mac and medium fries

A portion of fish and chips from a chip shop

Doner kebab from a British High Street takeaway 

Takeaway chicken korma, rice and naan

Large Domino’s stuffed crust pizza

 FAT 

20g

39g 

 

45g 

 

60g 

 

83g     

80g

CALORIES   

475 kcals

780 kcals 

 

927 kcals  

 

1,100 kcals

 

 1,810 kcals

1,984 kcals

 

The Truth About Takeaways shocked audiences at home when explaining that a large Domino’s stuffed crust pizza (above) contained nearly 2,000 calories and 80g fat

To the surprise of Twitter users, a KFC snack box - which contains a piece of chicken and fries - has is just 475 calories and 20g fat

To the surprise of Twitter users, a KFC snack box – which contains a piece of chicken and fries – has is just 475 calories and 20g fat

The calorie counting proved to be too much for viewers, who declared they’d ‘never eat takeaways again’. 

One person wrote: ‘About five minutes into that Truth About Takeaways programme and I already never want to eat a takeaway again. 

‘Like imagine eating a whole Domino’s pizza and being two calories off your recommended daily dose? Not for me.’

Another said: ‘The Truth about Takeaways is actually shocking. I rarely eat takeaway but now I don’t ever want to order one again.’

A third added: ‘Currently mortified that my standard takeaway order of a korma with rice and naan averages at 1,800 kcals.’

‘When KFC comes out as the healthiest takeaway to eat,’ said another social media user alongside an image of a grinning person. 

A doner kebab from a British High Street takeaway, above, contained 60g fat and 1,110 calories

A doner kebab from a British High Street takeaway, above, contained 60g fat and 1,110 calories 

A standard takeaway chicken korma, rice and naan contains 1,810 calories and 83g fat

A standard takeaway chicken korma, rice and naan contains 1,810 calories and 83g fat 

A portion of fish and chips from a chip shop, pictured, contains 45g fat and 927 calories

A portion of fish and chips from a chip shop, pictured, contains 45g fat and 927 calories 

Presenter and journalist Nikki Fox admitted on the show that the revelations had ‘changed her whole way of life’.

‘The three piece fried chicken meal is coming up trumps,’ she explained after discovering it also contained the least amount of sugar and fat.  

HOW MANY CALORIES DO I NEED EACH DAY? 

The basic amount of calories an average adult needs per day is 2,000kcal for women or 2,500kcal for men.

This is based on the amount of energy the body needs to carry out basic functions and to walk and work throughout the day.



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