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How can they cram that many calories into such a little cup?

Monday, August 05, 2013

Saturday night my boyfriend and I stopped at DQ on the way home from the baseball game. Normally I get a small vanilla cone and eat some of it, but I decided to try a Lemon Meringue Pie blizzard. They have them in mini size, so I figured how bad could it be?

I ate most of it, not all of it, but most (about 2/3) I didn't push it, but still felt a little blah after eating it. Anyway, I came home and looked it up on their website to find out that little cup held almost 400 calories! I about fell over!!

Lesson totally learned on that one!

I will just stick with a plain cone from now on! Yes, ice cream really isn't something I should eat, but an occasional treat isn't going to kill me. It isn't like I eat it every day all day. Maybe once or twice a month?

I am still amazed that something that small "cost" that much.
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    I'm glad there are no Sonic's in my neck of the woods! Yikes!
    1716 days ago
    If you think DQ is bad, take a look at coldstone's calorie counts! holy moly! I can manage to fit a 300-400 dessert in if i eat light during the day and am really craving it, but there's just no possible way to fit in coldstone!
    1716 days ago
    I's insane how many calories are in just a mini blizzard. One thing I've done (because I LOVE blizzards) is I go on the DQ site and there is a place to select nutritional info and you can actually customize the blizzard. I've done this a few times in order to take the calories down to a more reasonable level. Regular cone is probably the way to go though!
    1716 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    That is crazy! I have a strict NO BLIZZARD policy because they just tend to be so good in so many bad ways!
    1717 days ago
    Yeah, it's surprising how calorie dense those things are. emoticon
    1717 days ago
    Who says you can't come up with a catchy title? Darned sneaky ice cream places.
    1717 days ago
    Thank heavens my pouch does not like IC!
    Less freedom, but safer!
    You will get rid of those cals in no time. The way you work out, you actually deserve it!

    1717 days ago
  • MMILLER139
    DQ has a sugar-free fudge bar that is only 50 calories. That is what I usually get if we end up there. It satisfies my sweet tooth pretty well and I don't feel like I am missing out on things that other people get to do food-wise.
    1717 days ago
    Amazing isn't it? I love ice cream so I have to really keep on my toes to stay away from DQ and stick to the FroYo place when I crave ice cream.
    1717 days ago
    I believe it. Look at the Frosty from Wendy's.
    1717 days ago
    You saved me some sweat it out pain, as hubby and I were craving Blizzards tonight. Note to self, always look at nutrition facts and log it ahead of time!

    Truly, one indulgence does not ruin your healthy lifestyle. It's a new day with new choices. You've got this!

    1717 days ago
    Wow glad I saw this my husband and I were talking about going this week and trying it. emoticon I definitely will rethink what I am going to get. Thanks for posting this. emoticon
    1717 days ago
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