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lattelover Jun 16, 2008 11:56 AM

I had a Reese's Pieces sundae at Friendly's for lunch today and am now feeling guilty. Does anybody know how many calories I ingested so I can try to adjust my intake tonight and tomorrow? I can't find the info on their website. FYI it was a pretty good sundae, but am wondering if it's worth the calories.

  1. MSPD Jun 30, 2008 01:21 PM

    Oh...my...god. Instant trip down memory lane. I worked at Friendly's (Vienna, VA) in the late 80s. I used to make a gigantic somethingorother like that just about every day. That and a fried clam basket.

    I'm sure I took 15 years off my life in the year I worked there.

    That said, those are a darned good sundae. I kind of wish we had Friendly's here in MN. Glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. re: MSPD
      careyanned Jun 30, 2008 08:03 PM

      This may sound weird, but as a teenager I was severely anorexic and on a really bad path. Then my parents told me that I had to gain 25 pounds or else they wouldn't pay for my college tuition. I had just gotten into my dream school, Duke, so I really didn't have a choice. My choice to "fatten myself up" was Friendly's Reeses Pieces sundae, the large one. At one point I was eating one of them a day or every other day to "make weight" to go to college. I have to admit, I had a heck of a lot of fun gaining those pounds, but really, they came on REALLY fast due to the high caloric and fat intake of all those sundaes.

      Carey

    2. 5 and Dime Eater Jun 16, 2008 12:03 PM

      Calories 930. lord.

      i didn't even notice this part:
      Total Fat 54g 83%
      Saturated Fat 23g 115%

      now you have to go into negative intake of Saturated Fat today and tomorrow. there ought to be a law.

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        Dim Sum Diva Jun 16, 2008 12:08 PM

        Worth the calories: The York Peppermint Patty shake @ Baskin Robbins.

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          lattelover Jun 16, 2008 12:48 PM

          Yikes! I guess it's vegetable soup for me for the next few days. DSD, shakes are not my weakness but thanks for the recc.

      2. amanda3571 Jun 16, 2008 12:00 PM

        LL, that is my absolute favorite sundae. I know you probably feel gross (well I do after I eat one). And you're probably not going to like the link I'm about to show you....but what fun is life if we can't splurge once in a while?

        http://www.thedailyplate.com/nutritio...

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          lattelover Jun 17, 2008 03:28 PM

          Thanks for the ref to this interesting website, Amanda. Maybe next time I'll look at it BEFORE I order!

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            gmk1322 Jun 17, 2008 08:09 PM

            But all you have to do now is shovel grain for 155 minutes!

            1. re: lattelover
              amanda3571 Jun 18, 2008 10:46 AM

              No but really what is so wrong about this one sundae once (twice?) a year? Nothing! It is so darn good.

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                gmk1322 Jun 21, 2008 09:57 PM

                Oh nothing at all, I just loved the conversions the website had on the side in order to work off the shake. I also found the 425 minute shower funny too. I say if it's something you enjoy then go all out and forget the calories/nutrition info!

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