CNE Food 2011 Toronto

How to get fat at the CNE

Yesterday's media preview finally afforded us the chance to get a good look at all this deep-fried CNE food we've been talking about since the donut cheeseburger was announced. Some of it looks great, some of it looks gross — but to say the options are high in calories would be an understatement. Some of these eats are downright monsters in that regard.

Just for the sake of it, let's put together an exemplary meal with caloric estimates:

  • A donut cheeseburger with bacon for dinner: 1,550 calories
  • Some fries for the side (size large): 560 calories
  • A pickle on a stick to cut some of the fat: 8 calories
  • A deep-fried cola for the novelty: 1000 calories
  • An actual coke because you need a drink (size large): 300
  • And a deep-fried Mars bar for dessert: 400 calories
  • TOTAL: 3818

By way of comparison, the calorie count on a double Big Mac combo:

  • Double Big Mac: 700 calories
  • Large fries: 560 calories
  • Large Coke: 300
  • Baked apple pie: 270
  • TOTAL: 1830

That ain't a pound for pound comparison given the extra items on the CNE list, but I suppose it gets the point across. In case anyone's wondering, a 165 pound male would have to ride a bike at over 20kph for five hours to burn all that 'lovin off. Caveat emptor!

PHOTOS

deep-fried cheese curds

Deep-fried cheese curds

deep-fried mac and cheese

Deep-fried mac and cheese balls

donut cheeseburger

The donut cheeseburger, with bacon!

Pizza on a stick

Pizza on a stick

deep-fried butter

Deep-fried butter

deep-fried vachon cakes

Deep-fried vachon cakes

CNE Food fried 2011

Deep-fried Kool Aid

Deep-fried mac and cheese

Deep-fried mac and cheese on a stick

Deep-fried CNE food

Deep-fried something (care to guess?)

deep-fried pop tarts

Deep-fried pop tarts

deep-fried coke

Deep-fried cherry cola (or maybe Kool Aid)

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Caloric estimates for CNE items from vendors and online caloric calculators. Please take with a grain of salt. Portion sizes quoted for fries and drinks are "large." Caloric estimates for McDonald's items from the company's website.

Photos by Jesse Milns


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