Want a side of food with your booze?
Not to rain on the Real Deal's parade, but in light of all the booze we find ourselves tipping back this time of year, you might want to check out the BBC's Alcohol Experiment. The way it works: Input the drinks you had in a sitting, and the site spits out the number of calories, along with an equivalent in junk food, that you consumed.
I tested it out, calculating the two healthy pours of calimocho (equal parts Coke, cheap red wine and a few slices of lime...don't knock it 'til you try it) I drank to wash back a Spanish meal with friends the other night. Let's see: 465 calories? The equivalent of a jaffa cake (a British biscuit), a donut and a burger?? Now, the accuracy here is questionable. Not only is it impossible to measure the exact serving when you're drinking from a glass rather than a bottle, but I have a hard time believing my two drinks calorically translated into that artery-clogging gorge-fest. Nonetheless, it's not a bad reminder to consider the effect of those tasty drinks. They'll go right to your head...and your waistline.