Like a PB and J sandwich on steroids, a Fool’s Gold Loaf consists of a hollowed out loaf of sourdough bread, stuffed with an entire jar of peanut butter, an entire jar of grape jam and a pound of bacon. It wasn't until almost two years after Elvis's death that the possibility of drug connection began to be seriously reported. In November of 1981, Nichopoulos was charged with 11 felony counts of overprescribing drugs, but was acquitted. by Steve Dunleavy, including stories from three of Elvis's former body guards, just over two weeks before the star's death. Like many performers at the time, Elvis was a heavy user of a number of prescription medications including opiates, barbiturates, and sedatives. Get ABC Science’s weekly newsletter Science Updates, [an error occurred while processing this directive], Ancient whales were fearsome predators with razor-sharp teeth, fossil analysis shows, Australian trapdoor spider may be a seafaring castaway from Africa, Molecule discovery on Titan an intriguing clue in hunt for life, Ancient DNA shows Canaanites survived Biblical 'slaughter'. We may earn commission on some of the items you choose to buy. The King of Rock 'n' Roll met an tragic, and controversial, end. Shared between a group. Elvis Presley was such a great singer, and was such a legend, that even today, some people claim that he is still alive. But one thing we do know is that Elvis Presley, The King, is really dead, even though various TV shows and tabloid newspapers say that he's alive. And if all that food wasn’t enough, Elvis reportedly washed down each meal with several fizzy drinks. It was certainly an epic sandwich, with estimates of the number of calories one would contain ranging between 8,000 and an insane 42,000. Presley sometimes craved BBQ bologna, though. When Mike Stroud and Ranulph Fiennes crossed Antarctica on foot in 1992, they could eat only 5,500 calories each day. According to Presley, it just wasn’t good enough. Immediately following the singer's passing, his family requested a private autopsy to determine the cause of death. That's more than double the intake of the average person, but even so, they each lost about 23 kilograms in weight. According to Professor Storlein, "A person would normally run 10 kilometres just to get rid of 300 calories". Recipe for Elvis Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich. It's just a small, sealed, room. When the toxicology report of the performer's blood came back from analysis several weeks after his death, it reportedly contained high dosages of, among other things, the opiates Dilaudid, Percodan, and Demerol, as well as Quaaludes and codeine. Elvis was also fond of a fried breakfast. The coroner recorded the cause of death as cardiac arrhythmia. Fortunately he did also try some more sensible approaches, such as the tried and tested method of doing some exercise. We have the words of the doctor who did the autopsy on Elvis. One of his most famous favourites is the peanut butter, bacon and banana sandwich - a flavour combo that has been recreated on menus across the world in homage to the King. Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons Peanutbutter 2 slices Thick Toast bread 1 Ripe Banana Directions: Spread peanut butter on each piece of bread. “Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century,” the famous composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein told a reporter from TIME in the late 1960s. ELVIS PRESLEY's sandwich is famous the world over and now a Graceland chef has shown fans how to cook the Elvis sandwich aka the peanut butter and banana sandwich. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. When he died, in 1977 at the age of only 42, he weighed 159 kilograms! Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Elvis was also partial to what were known as “Elvis’ party meatballs,” which were simply meatballs wrapped in bacon. It's the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death at the young age of 42. Slice banana length wise (see image) and place on only on 1 slice of bread. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Why exercising may not help you lose weight, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification.