Yes, this is real. The Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe debuted at the San Diego County Fair last weekend, and it got me thinking about all the interesting calorie-laden concoctions at summer festivals. I’m not against indulging now and then mind you, just as long as you know what you’re getting yourself into.
So before the tantalizing sweet and savory aromas lure you, take a look at the calories in some of these fair favorites. Then decide if you’re going to dive in.
Fried Twinkie (2 oz.): 420 calories/34g fat
Fried Snickers (5 oz.): 445 calories/29g fat
Giant turkey leg (1 lb, 3 oz): 1,136 calories/54g fat
Funnel cake (1): 760 calories/44g fat
Cheesecake on a stick (6 oz.): 655 calories/47g fat
Cream puff (4.3 oz): 500 calories/43g fat
Jumbo corn dog (6 oz): 375 calories/21g fat
Source: Calorie King
Do you splurge at festivals? Or stay away from the food? I prefer to sample the healthier local fare they have at some of these events, but have also been known to enjoy a soft serve ice cream now and then. And split a funnel cake, like every five years or so.