Cheesecake Factory was my last stop before becoming primal. I had a simple dinner of salmon, roasted veggies and potatoes, and then a slice of Dulce du Leche cheesecake. I didn't even eat half the cheesecake. I came home and my skin was just crawling and I felt toxic for 2 days. It felt like "whoa...I've been poisoned." And I will tell you, at the time, I could put down some sweets, so it wasn't like a new thing to have a dessert or a bunch of sugar.Cheesecake Factory (barf), so I took her. The triple heart attack fudge cake desert was so large, and soo sweet we couldn't even believe it was real. No human needs, nor should ever consume, something that sweet.
I don't know what they put in their food- to this day, I make cheesecake and will eat it. Of all desserts you can make from scratch it is pretty primal and doesn't have a ton of sugar in it. I have no idea what the hell was in that food, but in a way, I'm glad I ate it, because it was the final sign that the foods I was eating was going to kill me. It felt like acid in my veins. Very disturbing.
I HIGHLY suggest if you travel to America that you do not eat at chains. There are some amazing local restaurants everywhere. I mean, if you ate at Olive Garden, Appleby's and Cheesecake Factory I can see where you might assume we all lack taste buds. But every town has some local options worth trying.