Can an appetizer with the caloric equivalent of 13 Krispy Kreme doughnuts be justified? No. The 2,710-calorie Awesome Blossom has been purged from Chili’s menu—maybe the fat-drenched appetizer couldn’t withstand the scrutiny of being named one of the worst foods in America last year. No matter the reason, we applaud this waist-expanding starter’s retirement.
The deep-fried onion wasn’t the only thing to withdraw from this year’s race—seven other items from 2008’s lineup have been removed from menus. That’s a step in the right direction, and it’s good news for your waistline.