The Calorie Count on Minnesota’s Favorite Fair Foods
County Fair Season is here. This week we are celebrating both in Stearns and Benton County. That's a lot of corn dogs. Here are the rough calorie counts of some of your favorite fair delicacies.
Corn Dogs - About 250 calories.
Pronto Pup - About 332 calories due to the sweeter batter.
Giant Turkey Legs - These meaty giants can be anywhere around 1,136 calories, but they also pack 152 grams of protein!
Funnel Cakes - They start around 452 calories, but can be more depending on the added toppings.
Fried Pickles - One serving is about 50 small pickle chips and is about 300 or so calories. If you're willing to share that number gets cut in half!
Fried Oreos - Original Oreos have 53 calories a cookie, frying them bumps it up to 98 calories a cookie.
French Fries - These delicious potato sticks start anywhere around 230 calories but of course that number is different based on dipping sauces, toppings, and even the type of fry.
MIni Donuts - 52 calories per donut, so a bag of 12 would be about 630 calories.
Cheese Curds - Generic deep-fried cheese curds are about 596 calories for 3 oz of curds.
Fair season is a time to enjoy and indulge a little. Live your life, have those treats. Everything in moderation is my motto, and you can only get some of these foods a couple of times a year so you might as well take advantage!