I think most of us instinctively know that a Big Mac is not exactly going to be healthy for you. But how does it stack up against a Large Traditional steak pasty from the West Cornwall Pasty Company? I suspect that many of us think of the pasty as a slightly healthier alternative. As a lover of Cornwall and Cornish culture it pains me to say this, but the results are not good:
|Typical Values||Units||Per Big Mac||Big Mac & Large Fries||Per Pasty|
|of which Sugars||g||8||9||4.2|
|of which Saturated||g||10||12||24.2|
The large pasty has over twice the calories, over twice the saturated fats and over twice the salt content of the Big Mac. Even once you add in a large fries, the pasty comes off worse.
No surprises then that it’s surprisingly difficult to get access to the nutritional information for the West Cornwall Pasty Co. I had to email them to find this out.
Edit: If you ever want to find a gluten free pasty in Cornwall, check out Harbour Lights in Coverack.