Summer Stinkers

July 4, 2008 at 7:24 pm 1 comment

It’s summertime, and the living is greasy… at least it is if you’re chowing down at your local carnival.  Anyone who thinks that carnival food is healthy obviously hasn’t been to one lately, but we still consistently underestimate how bad these fair foods are.

If you’re going to indulge, you may want to avoid these super bad actors:

  • Deep Fried Oreos – Yikes! Each cookies is 157 calories and 10.1 grams of fat.
  • Corn Dogs – At 375 calories and 21 grams of fat per dog, you could consider it a meal.
  • Deep Fried Twinkie – Without the sugar, preserves, or chocolate that generally accompanies one, it’s still 420 calories and 32 grams of fat.  Imagine the stats when you add those extras on?!
  • Snow Cone – Sounds harmless enough, right?  Just sugar and water.  Nope.  A 12-ounce cone has 550 calories!
  • Funnel Cake – It may not look like much on that paper plate, but the average funnel cake will set you back 760 calories and 44 grams of fat.  Jeepers!
  • Deep Fried Candy Bars – Anything deep fried is going to have a deeply disturbing calorie count, and at 700 calories and 44 grams of fat, this is unfortunately no exception.

Your best bet?  Cotton Candy, which has only 200 calories and no fat in each large cone.


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