Sonic Debuts a 1,720-Calorie Peanut Butter and Bacon Shake

Sonic's Peanut Butter and Bacon Shake (Sonic's)
The fast food industry's obsession with bacon has reached new heights of excess. Sonic announced on its Facebook page Thursday that its summer lineup of ice cream shakes would include one made with peanut butter and bacon.

Combining those flavors isn't as crazy as it might seem. If you ever have a chance to sample an Elvis Presley -- a peanut butter and bacon sandwich -- we'd urge you to seize the opportunity. And believe it or not, this isn't the first time bacon has made an appearance in a national chain's ice cream shake: For its annual "baconalia" event, Denny's offers a maple bacon milkshake.

Sonic, then, is simply building on the works of these bacon pioneers.

The result, as you might imagine, is tremendously unhealthy. The smallest size available size weighs in at 700 calories, more than you'll find in a Big Mac. The largest size packs an incredible 1,720 calories, with 118 grams of fat and 128 grams of sugar. It also boasts 55 grams of saturated fat, which is 275% of the recommended daily value.

So if you're looking to get in shape for summer, you'll probably want to steer clear of this one. But if you want to sample the cutting edge of unhealthy fast food, you can get it for half price every day after 8 p.m., along with the 24 other shakes on the Sonic menu.

Matt Brownell is the consumer and retail reporter for DailyFinance. You can reach him at, and follow him on Twitter at @Brownellorama.

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I always thought an Elvis was a peanut butter and 'nanner sandwich.

June 23 2014 at 4:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

A shake for breakfast, a Shake for lunch and a sensable dinner.

May 02 2013 at 12:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Steven Alwine

I'm looking forward to the first radio show that gives away something for whoever can consume the most of this thing, then has someone die on the air.

I'm only going to order two this weekend.

May 01 2013 at 3:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Firstly...the secret ingredients in this milkshake are Freedom and Awesomeness.

Secondly, I have it on good authority that this milkshake is Chuck Norris' beard's favorite food.

May 01 2013 at 1:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Stan Hartman

Elvis will rise from the dead for this.

April 30 2013 at 4:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What Sonic is trying to say is: If you weigh 200% more than you should, are depressed, and a terrorist, Sonic has just the dessert for you.
Investors beware. Sonic is run by a board consisting of Sumo wrestlers.

April 30 2013 at 1:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Great all we need in America are more fat girls.....if we get anymore the Earth will tilt on its axis and we'll careen into the sun and explode!

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April 30 2013 at 10:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

CAn you sell these in New York

April 30 2013 at 9:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Michael Bloomberg says this qualifies as a Felony in New York...

April 30 2013 at 3:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply