Having a Restaurant Dessert?

- POSTED ON: Nov 28, 2012


For those who are eating out during the Holidays, and become tempted to treat themselves to a dessert, the list below will give you some clues as to how many calories are in such tasty treats:


Cinnabon Pecanbon
- 1,080 calories, 19 teaspoons of sugar


    • McDonald's Large Rolo McFlurry - 830 calories,
      26 teaspoons of sugar.
    • Denny's Oreo Blender Blaster - 890 calories,
      19.25 teaspoons of sugar

    • Coldstone Creamery Gotta Have It Oreo Creme Ice Cream - 1,060 calories,
      22.75 teaspoons of sugar

    • Dairy Queen Banana Cream Pie Blizzard - 1,090 calories,
      29 teaspoons of sugar

    • Chili's Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie - 1,250 calories,
      40.75 teaspoons of sugar

    • Applebee's Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae - 1,550 calories,
      52 teaspoons of sugar

    • Outback Steakhouse Chocolate Thunder From Down Under - 1,554 calories,
      33 teaspoons of sugar

    • Cheesecake Factory Chocolate Tower Truffle Cake - 1,679 calories,
      51.5 teaspoons of sugar

      The Keg Carrot Cake a la mode - 2,344 calories,
      65 teaspoons of sugar (just 7 teaspoons shy of 1.5 cups) 

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On Nov 28, 2012 wrote:
Thanks for the information; but just one of those tempting morselswould turn on my insulin for the next six months. Who knew how dangerous they could be!!!!

On Nov 28, 2012 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Hi John, I've been counting calories for years, and yet, I still tend to THINK of a medium piece of cake or pie as being around 400 or 500 calories.. when actually, that's probably the correct calorie amount for only a "thin sliver" of cake or pie. When one considers the actual calorie number that a "normal" serving of dessert actually has, it boggles the mind.

On Nov 30, 2012 TexArk wrote:
And this is why "free" or "cheat" days, intuitive eating, and S Days unlimited will not result in weight loss.

On Nov 30, 2012 Dr. Collins wrote:
             TexArk, so very true.

On Dec 02, 2012 rroush wrote:
Oh my goodness. I had no idea a Chocolate Thunder From Down Under had that many calories in it! When I have had this, I usually have eaten it in 2-3 servings, but that's still pretty significant in calorie count!!

On Dec 03, 2012 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Hi Rebecca, now that these chain restaurants are releasing their calorie counts, I'm finding more and more of their numbers rather amazing.

On Dec 05, 2012 Alma wrote:
Those calorie counts tells me we need traffic signals posted to the left of each menu item. It would change WHAT we order when a red dot indicates extreme high calorie. My husband is diabetic and should never consume the 'McDonald's Large Rolo McFlurry...830 calories' but he was given one as a consolation peace offering for slow service.

On Dec 05, 2012 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Hi Alma, I've noticed that many diets use traffic signals as symbols. Of course, since we aren't all the same, the commands: "stop", "caution", and "go" might be more suitable for one person than for another. The job of a restaurant is to sell food, putting a food on a menu with a caution sign or stop sign probably wouldn't be good business.

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