Comfort food

A baseball park in the US state of Michigan has created a burger snack containing 4,800 calories in a bid to cook up some comfort foods for fans during these hard economic times.

The West Michigan Whitecaps who are offering this snack, which they have named the Fifth Third Burger after the team’s ballpark, are offering anyone who manages to eat it a free t-shirt.

The burger contains five beef patties, each weighing 136 grams, chilli, salsa, sour cream and a dollop of melted nacho-style cheese, as well as Frito chips, lettuce, tomato and five slices of American cheese, all inside a 454g bun.