14 Unexpectedly High-Calorie Fast Food Items

No judgment. Just comparisons.
14 Unexpectedly High-Calorie Fast Food Items

We all know fast food has a lot of calories with only a little nutritional bang. However, the number of calories in fast-food products can still shock us, even after years of reading nutritional information. According to the U.S. Department of Health, the average adult needs around 2000 calories per day. So, when a fast-food milkshake takes up a quarter of your daily calories, it’s easy to go over the number. Of course, we’re not here to judge you for your dietary decisions. Eat whatever you want. But these comparisons help to make us more conscious calorie consumers when we’re on the go and looking for a treat. 

Here at Cracked, we aren’t nutritional experts.  So take all these comparisons with a tasty grain of fry salt. We don’t know what makes sense for your dietary, health, and financial needs. Calories aren’t the only numbers that matter, but they are an interesting way to quickly compare different food products. And, boy, do we love to compare numbers. 

Arby's Jamocha Shake

Arby's CRACKED.COM Large Jamocha Shake 758 calories You could drink one large shake or eat 4.9 Regular Roast Beef sandwiches to consume the same amount of calories.

Source: Arby's

KFC's Nashville Hot Extra Crispy Chicken Breast

KFC CRACKED.COM Nashville Hot Extra Crispy Chicken Breast 770 calories If you want quantity for your calories, consider eating 7.7 Nashville Hot Grilled Drumsticks instead of one Extra Crispy Chicken Breast.

Source: KFC

Dunkin's Butter Pecan Swirl Frozen Coffee

Dunkin' CRACKED.COM Large Butter Pecan Swirl Frozen Coffee 880 calories II A large Butter Pecan Swirl Frozen Coffee with skim milk has the same calories as 3.2 Chocolate Donuts with Sprinkles.

Source: Dunkin

Starbucks' Iced White Chocolate Mocha

Starbucks CRACKED.COM Venti Iced White Chocolate Mocha 560 calories = One Venti Iced White Chocolate Mocha's calorie total is equal to 3.3 Venti Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Espressos.

Source: Starbucks

Chick-fil-A's Cookies and Cream Milkshake

Chick-fil-A CRACKED.COM Cookies and Cream Milkshake 630 calories = Probably no one is under the illusion that milkshakes are low in calories, but consider eating 3.5 of their IceDream cones for the same calories.

Source: Chick-fil-A

Popeye's Chicken Sandwich

Popeye's CRACKED.COM Chicken Sandwich 700 calories = There are few things better in this life than Popeye's Spicy Chicken Sandwich, but 14 pieces of their Chicken Nuggets is equal in calories.

Source: Popeye's

Taco Bell's Nachos BellGrande

Taco Bell CRACKED.COM Beef Nachos BellGrande 730 calories = You could eat the Nachos BellGrande or, for the same calories, you could dine on 4.3 Taco Bell Crunchy Tacos.

Source: Taco Bell

Dairy Queen's 6-Piece Chicken Strip Basket

Dairy Queen CRACKED.COM 6-Piece Chicken Strip Basket 1300 calories II A chicken strip basket's calories are equal to that of over 5 small cones.

Source: Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen's Medium Cookie Dough Blizzard

Dairy Queen CRACKED.COM Medium Cookie Dough Blizzard 1030 calories DO DO DO = DO DO DO One medium Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard is 70 calories short of an entire 6-pack of DQ Sandwiches.

Source: Dairy Queen

Wendy's Baconator

Wendy's CRACKED.COM Baconator 1010 calories = - A Baconator from Wendy's has as many calories as 5.8 Jr. Chocolate Frostys.

Source: Wendy's

Wendy's Avacado Veggie Salad

Wendy's CRACKED.COM Avocado Veggie Salad 600 calories II Coca-Cola Although probably more nutritional, the vegetarian salad has about the same calories as the Wendy's 8-piece chicken combo meal.

Source: Wendy's


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