Look, we get it. Dessert is the best part of the meal.
But at American casual dining restaurants, the notion of a sweet treat has gotten completely out of hand. We're in the middle of an escalating obesity crisis in this country, and serving up desserts that deliver up to 30, 40, or even a whopping 100 grams of fat...that's just irresponsible. (A stick of butter, something most of us wouldn't dream of eating whole, contains 810 calories and 91 grams of fat.) And since these restaurants don't list nutritional info on their menus, most people are ordering in the dark.
Determined to indulge? Then maybe it's time to think of the kids.
According to the CDC, in 2008, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.
We're teaching the next generation to eat this way. And we can do better.
Click through to see the jaw-dropping examples of what America's most popular restaurants are serving up for dessert.
Photo: Outback Steakhouse