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Day 37 – Working My Way thru the Menu: #6 Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit Meal

Day 37.

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I had really hoped to do my review of the #6 Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit meal before 9:00 this evening, as I have just returned from a night out with my wife at Salt Rock Grill down on Indian Shores Beach. Our neighbors Mike and Tiffany graciously gave us $100 gift certificate there, so we decided to take advantage before we bring Baby T-Rex into the fam.

The problem with Salt Rock Grill is that we live about 90 minutes away.  It’s about as far as you can possibly get in the Tampa Bay area from where we live. It’s unfortunate because it’s on a beautiful piece of property and they give you steaks the size of my head. Seriously. I should’ve taken a picture as proof.

See, I didn’t want my Salt Rock experience to cloud my Chick-fil-A experience this morning, which is why I wanted to write before going to Salt Rock. But as fate may have it, while I had a steak the size of my head this evening, I had a Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit this morning that was the size and weight of a shot put! So there was a corollary – food items that remind me of other heavy stuff unrelated to food!

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This picture doesn’t really do it justice, but as you can see, the depth of the (upside down) Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuit is about 3/4 as thick as the length of a credit card, and the thing probably weighed 5 pounds.  One has to marvel at the work the digestive track does in consuming one of these bad boys.

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Phyllis was my server today, and the third time is definitely a charm.  She has officially accepted the fact that she will be in every picture if she’s my server, and I reminded her once again that she was looking good for the camera – no need for makeup here.

Since I’m running through the Chick-fil-A menu, today’s next-up-in-the-rotation-item was the Chick-fil-A Sausage, Egg, and Cheese biscuit, which according to their website, is: A tasty pork sausage patty along with a folded egg and cheese served on a freshly baked buttermilk biscuit.

Total Cost: $4.86 (for the biscuit, hash browns, and small coffee)

Nutritional Content of the entire meal:
915 Calories
60g Fat
22g Saturated Fat
0g Trans Fat
225mg Cholesterol
1745mg Sodium
69g Carbohydrates
4g Fiber
6g Sugar
24g Protein

Wow. 915 calories. Combine that with the probably 3000 calories I just consumed at Salt Rock Grill and I am WAY over my quota. Now in my defense, I did work out this morning, but 915 calories, 640 of which are in the biscuit alone? That’s steep, even for a class act like Chick-fil-A. Of course, with it being the size of a football field, you could easily split this among two people. I would personally like to see some Swiss cheese on the sandwich, or maybe some white cheddar. The sausage and egg are what they are, but the clinching component in this dish is the biscuit, without question. Buttery without being greasy, flaky yet full of mass, good on its own or parlayed into a sandwich of some type.

Final Every Day Rating: I’m going to have to give this an 8 out of 10. I enjoy the biscuit, hash browns, and coffee combo immensely, and honestly, could do without the eggs, cheese, and sausage. But then it would be the Chick-fil-A Biscuit meal, and I suppose there are plenty of folks who need all 900+ calories this meal has to offer, which means egg and sausage are safe from elimination.  For me, I’d like something that weighs less than my cat.

**Side note** Tomorrow is Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day! Dress up like a cow and receive free Chick-fil-A all over the US. Of course, if you have a VIP card, tomorrow doesn’t exactly have the allure it once did. 😉