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    2019 - 02.21

    A marriage made in heaven for junk foodies: Kraft and Heinz are merging to form the world’s fifth-largest food and beverage company. Photo: Brendan McDermidWarren Buffett’s taste for junk food – namely Cherry Cokes and ice cream – is well known. And the billionaire has long used his company Berkshire Hathaway to make business bets on the sorts of indulgences people can’t resist, from See’s Candies to Dairy Queen treats. His latest deal, the merger of Kraft Foods and H.J. Heinz, adds some intriguing possibilities to a day spent eating an all-Berkshire diet.
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    BREAKFAST: Buffett, 84, has said he prefers Coca-Cola soft-drinks, but Kraft’s Maxwell House coffee offers the caffeine without the calories. Fry up some Oscar Mayer bacon, and add in Ore-Ida tater tots (from Heinz) to round out the meal. If that’s not enough, grab a doughnut – from Tim Hortons, of course – on the way into work. Calories: About 650.

    LUNCH: Head out of the office. Sitting all day is bad for you, after all. Burger King’s brand-new Canadian tax domicile aside, Chicken Fries are back on the menu at the fast-food chain. Add a classic Whopper, or maybe an Oreo shake, or a Dairy Queen Blizzard might be another option. To drink? Coke. Always Coke. Stuck at work? Grab a Lunchables. Calories: About 1510.

    PICK ME UP: It’s midday and you’re a little tired, so a Monster Energy drink might do the trick. Breath unfresh after lunch? Grab some Wm. Wrigley Jr. gum, where Buffett owns a minority stake. Calories: About 200.

    WORK OUT: Health is about exercise, too. So lace up those Brooks Sports sneakers, throw on some Russell Athletic sweats and jog. Buffett’s longtime partner Charles Munger, 91, probably won’t be joining. “I eat whatever I want to eat,” he said at the annual meeting of his Daily Journal Wednesday, when asked about his morning rituals. “I’ve never done any exercise I didn’t want to do.” “All these people who think they’re going to get ahead by jogging, more power to them.”

    HYDRATE: After that solo run, squirt some of Kraft’s MiO flavoring into a Dasani water. Or some people might prefer an adult beverage. The McLane business that Berkshire bought from Wal-Mart Stores in 2003 distributes booze. Or turn to his friends at 3G Capital for a six pack of Budweiser, Stella Artois or Corona. Calories: About 145 for a Bud.

    DINNER: Kraft’s iconic Mac & Cheese, what else? Maybe with some Oscar Mayer sausage. Some like to top their pasta with Heinz ketchup, though it’s a more traditional addition to Ore-Ida Country Style French Fries. Jell-O for dessert? Or something sweet from one of Buffett’s oldest brands, See’s Candies? The meal may seem light on greens, but Buffett’s daughter Susie once said the vegetables in her father’s diet include French fries, hash browns and corn on the cob. Calories: About 920.

    The Heinz-Kraft diet may not pass muster with nutritionists. The best way to eat healthy on the companies’ products? “Not eat too much of them,” said Marion Nestle, the Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University.

    STOMACH UPSET: If the menu makes you ill, Buffett’s got the cure. Berkshire still owns a small piece of Johnson & Johnson, which makes Pepcid for heartburn, and Imodium for diarrhea.


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