ABC News’ Sana Venjara and Laura Reddy report:
Whether it is deep fried or served on a stick, state fairs have a signature style when it comes to serving up summer treats — but does that always mean a serious calorie bomb?
ABC News Nutrition and Wellness Editor David Zinczenko breaks down just how many calories some of these wacky Wisconsin State Fair foods are packing.
Watch the full story on “ABC’s The Lookout” Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET.
On average, the Wisconsin State Fair sells 350,000 cream puffs each year at this 11-day fair. One treat contains approximately 500 calories.
It’s all about the filling when it comes to these beer donuts. Estimated at 450 calories, these donuts’ jelly fillings are made with seasonal beer.
Funnel cake, a classic fair staple, contains approximately 760 calories.
State fairs are all about the food, especially those that come on a stick. These Cajun Frog Legs on-a-stick estimate at 125 calories per leg.
A full Italian meal on a stick, this serving of spaghetti and meatballs is estimated at 450 calories.
Steak and Eggs on-a-stick include a hardboiled egg with a layer of seasoned, ground sirloin, with a coarse crumble top that is then deep fried, and drizzled with hollandaise sauce. This meal on-a-stick contains approximately 650 calories.
Featuring applewood smoked bacon, a Beer Battered Bacon Cheddar Hot Dog on-a-stick is served up for an estimated 800 calories.
A cheeseburger…on a donut? This savory-sweet concoction packs in the calories at an estimated 741 calories.
Want half a day’s worth of calories in one snack? Try “Fat Elvis” on-a-stick, a deep fried peanut butter cup in banana batter with bacon, and chocolate sauce, for an estimated 1,200 calories.
Who said cereal is only for breakfast? Try chicken tenders dipped in homemade batter, rolled in frosted flakes and deep fried. This Frosted Flake chicken on-a-stick comes in at approximately 600 calories.
At an estimated 780 calories, the “Fry Dog” on-a-stick is a deep-fried hot dog, battered and coated with fries.
What’s the state-fair version of a classic school lunch? Deep Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly on-a-stick, of course. And this lunch special comes in at an approximate 1,000 calories.