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'Worst drink in US' has same fat as 68 strips of bacon

A 2,000-calorie milkshake that is the equivalent of 68 pieces of bacon or 30 chocolate chip cookies was dubbed the worst drink in the U.S., The Sun reported Wednesday.

Made with chocolate ice cream, milk and peanut butter, the drink -- called the Cold Stone PB&C -- packs a whopping 2,010 calories, 68 grams of saturated fat and a massive 153 grams of sugar.

It topped Men's Health magazine's 20 Worst Drinks in America 2010 list, beating a McDonald's Triple Thick Chocolate Milkshake to the post.

"In terms of saturated fat, drinking this Cold Stone catastrophe is like slurping up 68 strips of bacon," the magazine said on its website.

"Health experts recommend capping your saturated fat intake at about 20 grams per day, yet this beverage packs more than three times that into a cup ... "

But this information did not bother tourists in Marina del Rey, Calif., as they sampled a large size of the ice cream milkshake.

Christopher Fields, who is visiting the beach town from Hammond, Ind., said: "It's delicious. I would definitely have it again."

When told the milkshake was nearly the equivalent of the recommended daily calorie intake for men, the 45-year-old said, "I don't care."

Patting his stomach, he said: "I'd drink it without difficulty. I'd probably have it once a week."

It might be a hit with the tourists but Josh Fein, who runs the Marina del Rey ice cream eatery said the health-conscious locals were not that keen on the PB&C shake.

"We probably only sell about eight to ten of those a week and mostly to tourists," he said.

According to the Men's Health column, the second worst drink in America is the Peanut Power Plus Grape from Smoothie King. A large cup is worth roughly 1,500 calories.

The McDonald's Triple Thick Chocolate Shake came in third.

A large cup of that is worth 1,160 calories, or the equivalent of 13 McDonald's apple pies.