How many calories are lurking in your food?

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About This Quiz

Test your knowledge of the calorie content in some common, and some not so common, foods. You'll be surprised to learn where those pesky calories are lurking and why they're ending up on your thighs. So let's get started and pinpoint some of the worst offenders.

How many calories are in a large 14" hand-tossed pepperoni pizza from Domino's?

That's right. A large Domino's pizza will supply your full daily caloric needs. Hey, at least you got that covered!

How many calories are in one cup of Grape Nuts cereal?

The healthy cereal has a whopping 413 calories in just one cup. Might be best to stick to the Fruit Loops after all.

What's the calorie content of 2 tablespoons of smooth peanut butter?

With 188 calories for two tablespoons, smooth peanut butter is one of the most calorically dense foods that you can find, thanks to its fat content.

How many calories are in one ounce of pecans?

In just a small little handful of pecans -- 19 halves, in this case -- you're getting 196 calories. Just think of what the pecan pie will cost you!

How many calories in one pepperoni?

There are 10 calories in a 2-gram slice of pepperoni. Not much, right? Things get a little more problematic when these pepperonis are multiplied and attached to a pizza.

How many calories in a cup of guacamole?

Yes, it's hard to have just one bite. But when you eat the whole bowl of guac, you're packing quite a punch on your hips.

How many calories in two tablespoons of olive oil?

When you pour olive oil on your salad, you're going to have a whole new perspective now. Just two tablespoons have over 200 calories.

What is the calorie content of one cup of coconut milk in a can?

There are a whopping 445 calories in a cup of coconut milk. That's like a whole meal.

How many calories are in one date fruit?

There are a measly 20 calories in one pitted date fruit. Some people mistake them for being heavier than they are.

How many calories in one block of chicken flavored ramen noodles?

That's right. One innocent block of chicken flavored ramen noodles has 376 calories. There's a reason why folks not only survive, but thrive, on the cup-a-noodle diet.

How many calories in one tablespoon of condensed milk?

In one tiny tablespoon of condensed milk there are 62 calories. Please, don't drink the can.

How many calories in the Fool's Gold Loaf, Elvis' favorite sandwich?

Elvis' famous peanut butter, jelly, and bacon sandwich from the now-closed Colorado Mine Company restaurant in Denver packed 8,000 calories -- or more, depending on who you ask. This explains so much.

How many calories in a medium croissant?

Not too bad, right? The French pastry doesn't seem so decadent, after all. Just watch the butter that you add.

How many calories are in a Big Mac?

A Big Mac will set you back 563 calories, which, as long as you don't add any sides, actually ain't all that bad.

How many calories are there in a dozen breaded and fried oysters?

There are 350 calories in a dozen breaded and fried oysters. Go ahead and eat another 12.

How many calories in one frosted strawberry Pop-Tart?

That ain't too bad, but who is satisfied after one Pop-Tart? They come in packs of two, after all. By the way, an unfrosted strawberry Pop-Tart has ten extra calories -- look it up! The crust is thicker on unfrosted ones, to make them more substantial.

How many calories in an 18-ounce chocolate milkshake from Steak 'n Shake?

Could be better, could be worse. But truly, who can drink a whole 18-ounce milkshake?

How many calories in a 2-ounce package of Skittles?

When you taste the rainbow, you don't taste fat, and that's why these colorful candies don't pack too big of a punch. Watch the sugar, though.

How many calories are in a large AMC popcorn with no butter?

A trip to the movies has never been so caloric. Do watch out with that extra butter.

How many calories in the Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory?

Just one slice will cost you nearly a day's worth of calories. But hey, that's what the Cheesecake Factory is for.

How many calories in large McDonald's french fries?

A large order of fries is even more deadly when you add it to a Big Mac. Recipe for disaster.

How many calories are in 100 plain M&Ms?

There are approximately 3.5 calories in each plain M&M. But wait, who eats 100 M&Ms anyhow?

How many calories in 100 Peanut M&Ms?

Even though plain M&Ms have 3.5 calories each, Peanut M&Ms have just about 10 each. Maybe we should all stick to plain, but peanuts do provide important vitamins and minerals.

How many calories in one tablespoon of caviar?

There are 42 calories in one tablespoon of caviar. Considering the size of a jar of caviar, it's understandable how the rich stay so thin.

How many calories in a 12-ounce margarita?

With a 12-ounce margarita on the rocks, you'll get 680 calories. This brings a whole new meaning to the term "liquid diet."

How many calories in a Triple Whopper with Cheese from Burger King?

We know what it will do to your waistline, but just think of what it'll do to your arteries!

How many calories are in a cup of blueberries?

In one whole cup of blueberries there are only 85 calories. Eat up, my friends. Eat up.

How many calories in 1.5 pounds of lobster?

In a pound-and-a-half of lobster you're only getting 171 calories. Refer to the earlier comment about why the rich stay thin.

How many calories in one ten-pound watermelon?

Are you surprised? That benevolent summer fruit can do a little damage if you eat the whole thing.

How many calories are in one Sonic Corn Dog?

A corn dog isn't big in size, but it packs a lot of calories in its tiny frame. Think twice the next time you're at a carnival.

How many calories in one cup of grapes?

An entire cup of grapes only costs you 62 calories. Just another reason to eat more fruit.

How many calories in a stick of butter?

With 810 calories, you won't find many people eating a whole stick of butter. But if you cook like the French, that just might be what's in your souffle.

How many calories in a serving of bowling alley nachos?

With just one dainty serving, around ten chips, you're getting up to 554 calories of nachos. Hope you're doing a lot of bowling.

How many calories in a pound of tree bark?

If you started to crave tree bark, just go for a small portion. One whole pound of bark has 500-600 calories. Actually, a pound is a lot!

How any calories in a cup of potato salad?

A cup of potato salad has 357 calories. If that's all you're having, then fine, but when you add baked beans, a burger, watermelon, macaroni salad and a cookie, you're in serious trouble.

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