Cronuts and Crunches: 10 Trendy Foods And Their Hefty Price

Sep 22, 2016 by Sarah (Day Styles)

Are you a fan of trendy foods like the cronut or the sushi burrito? From lattes to gourmet pastries, these ten trendy foods have a serious cost. These foods crazes are often crazily high in calories, fat, and sugar! If you want to indulge in one of these trendy delicacies, you should know how hard it will be to work off those calories. We’ve calculated how long you’ll have to exercise to burn off these sweets: walking, running, swimming, cycling, you name it! Good luck!

Cronut


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Remember the cronut? The cronut, basically a croissant in the shape of a donut, was developed and patented by a bakery in New York called Dominique Ansel Bakery. They come in different varieties and flavours and have become one of the most popular “trendy” pastries, with plenty of similar products popping up at bakeries across the country. The cronut is a delicious and fluffy treat, but the nutrition label isn’t as light as this pastry. Each small cronut has about 300 calories, 14g of fat and 39g of carbohydrates, the larger (original) ones contain about 1300 calories and 46g of sugar. What does that equate to in exercise? Walking up 371 flights of stairs, 1.5 hours of muscular endurance training, or about 2.5 hours of straight running.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Lattes are a fan favourite at Starbucks every September and some people are counting down the days until they are brought back into stores. This rich drink is a standard latte with sweetened whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices mixed into a delicious froth. A lot of people have a hard time getting enough of this latte, but you have to be careful! The decadent Pumpkin Spice Latte with whipped cream is a liquid dessert comes in at 420 calories, 160 calories from fat, 52 grams of carbohydrates and 50 grams of sugar. If you want to burn off this liquid sin, you’ll have to go walking for 5000 steps or push yourself through 34 minutes of continuous burpees, combining jumping jacks and push ups. Of course, you can always rake leaves for 76 straight minutes!

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