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Should you eat it? Funnel Cakes

August 14th, 2010 | no comments

funnel cake

I think you already know the answer, right?  O.K. I know what you’re thinking…county fair time only comes around once a year and if you only eat one funnel cake a year it won’t kill you.  You’re right, it won’t kill you!  Although I don’t care for them particularly, I am always in awe of the once white paper plate (now transparent) that the funnel cake is served on.  What do you think that is?  Grease, grease and more grease…they are deep fried you know.  No thanks!  Sure it tastes good, but that paper plate tells me all I need to know.  Take a look at the nutrition facts of one funnel cake:

Funnel Cake:  3 ounces

Calories:  356
Fat:  16 grams  (like eating 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter)
Saturated fat:  4 grams
Cholesterol:  40 mg
Sodium:  300 mg
Carbohydrates:  49 grams
Fiber:  1 grams
Sugar:  25 grams  (6 teaspoons of sugar)
Protein:  5 grams

You would have to walk around the fair for 1 hour and 15 minutes to burn off that funnel cake!  This isn’t counting all of the other “fair foods” you may have indulged in.  What about those fries in a bucket, onion rings, gyros and cotton candy?  Is it worth it?  You decide.  Just be sure to work out extra hard tomorrow!



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