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Atkins Nutritionals, the late Dr. Robert Atkins' company, which manufactures all those scrumptiously delicious low-carb breakfast bars and shakes and faux-candy and all that, filed for bankruptcy protection yesterday.

The company has some $300 million in bills it can't pay.

To be fair, the creditors should have expected this. After all, as the good doctor always said, when you can eat all the steak and butter and bacon and eggs you want, you'll never notice what you're missing!

Which is apparently more true for $300 million than it is for, say, bread.

Low-Carb King Atkins Files for Chapter 11 [CNN]