Give these calorie-packed confections the cold shoulder this summerBy: Mary Squillace
As the temperature climbs, don’t let your willpower fall. An ice cream cone might hit the spot on a 90-degree day, but you’ll be feeling the negative effects of these 10 bad boys long after you cool off. (Related: Healthier DIY Popsicle Recipes to Try Instead)
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360 calories, 37 g sugar, 20 g fat, 12 g saturated fat (“Like It” size, 142 g)
This frosty treat dominates all the others in terms of its sugar content. At 37 grams, you may as well pound 15 Pixy Stix straws. As if all the sugar, fat, and calories weren’t enough, the belly buster also contains traces of trans fats (Search: What are trans fats?), which have been linked to heart disease.
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360 calories, 24 g sugar, 26 g fat, 14 g saturated fat (1/2 cup)
You’d have to eat seven strips of bacon to equal the fat content in this icy indulgence, which also contains six spoonfuls of sugar.
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360 calories, 32 g sugar, 22 g fat, 15 g saturated fat (1 bite)
Don’t be fooled by their small size—these little guys pack more calories than a fast-food cheeseburger and nearly as much sugar as a can of Coke.
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340 calories, 29 g sugar, 21 g fat, 15 g saturated fat (1 bar)
With four times the amount of saturated fat as a large order of McDonald’s fries and more than 7 teaspoons of sugar, this treat is not only double chocolate, it’s double trouble.
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430 calories, 29 g sugar, 25 g fat, 10 g saturated fat (1 sundae)
Carrying as many calories as an entire meal, this Friendly’s creation crushes the competition—if we’re talking about a race to tack inches to your gut. Between the sky-high sugar content and outrageous amount of fat, it will give you plenty to work off in the gym later.
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350 calories, 32 g sugar, 16 g fat, 11 g saturated fat (1 cone)
This chocolate-covered cone won’t be the only thing that’s king-sized if you indulge in too many. You’d be better off slamming half-dozen Oreo cookies, in terms of calories, sugar, and fat.
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310 calories, 18 g sugar, 23 g fat, 11 g saturated fat (1/2 cup)
Butter’s the operative word when it comes to this calorie-laden confection. Each serving loads you up with more fat than 2 tablespoons of butter.
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280 calories, 22 g sugar, 19 g fat, 14 g saturated fat (1 piece)
What would you do for a Klondike bar? Would you risk raising your cholesterol and expand your waistline? Because each icy square puts you on that path by serving up 75 percent of your recommended daily saturated fat allowance.
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250 calories, 28 g sugar, 10 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat (7.5 oz)
The only place you’ll want to make tracks after eating this treat will be bed—to sleep off a sugar coma. A serving contains about 7 teaspoons of sugar.
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360 calories, 30 g sugar, 22 g fat, 13 g saturated fat (1 bar)
The cookie dough in this bar may be half-baked, but you’d have to jog roughly 10 full laps around the track to burn off its 360 calories.
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