The first helping of explosions in portion sizes wasn’t quite enough, so we went back for seconds. Now, here’s a third round. Check out some of these popular foods and see how much bigger they are now than they were 20 years ago.
20 years ago: a box of popcorn had 270 calories
Today’s portion: a tub has 630 calories
20 years ago: a slice of cheesecake was 260 calories
Today’s portion: a large piece of cheesecake has about 640 calories
20 years ago: a chocolate chip cookies was 1-1/2 inches in diameter and had 55 calories
Today’s portion: a large cookie has about 275 calories
20 years ago: chicken stir fry was 2 cups, and had 435 calories
Today’s portion: 865 calories
I am aware that portions have gotten a lot bigger over the years, but actually seeing the difference still blows me away! How about you?
Source: National Institutes of Health