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The Worst Desserts in America

Indulgence. It's part of what makes live worth living—giving in to temptation, letting go of one's inhibitions.

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The Worst Desserts in America

Indulgence. It's part of what makes live worth living—giving in to temptation, letting go of one's inhibitions.

We all need an occasional crazy blowout, but in today's society, it's hard to find a reasonable, happy medium. We're trying to downsize our bodies while restaurants supersize our food!

Yesterday, The Center for Science in the Public Interest named the “winners” of its annual "Xtreme Eating Awards,” two of which were desserts. This isn’t a trophy title restaurants should be proud to take home. These sweets will give you the wrong kind of guts and absolutely no glory—below, you'll find their picks, as well as our own dubious Worst Desserts in America.

The Cheesecake Factory’s Warm Apple Crisp


1,740 calories, N/A g fat, 48 g saturated fat, 128 g sugar (32 teaspoons)

SONIC Pineapple Upside Down Master Blast

2,020 calories, 95 g fat, 61 g saturated fat, 4.5 g trans fat, 116 g sugar (29 teaspoons)

Looking over their list got us thinking about some of our own “Not That” picks that got overlooked. Steer clear of these diet-destroying desserts, too:

PF Chang’s The Great Wall of Chocolate

1,540 calories, 72 g fat, 26 g saturated fat, N/A trans fat, N/A sugar

Friendly's Crowd Pleaser Sundae


2,470 calories, 118 g fat, 65 g saturated fat, N/A trans fat, 235 g sugar (58 teaspoons)

Uno Chicago Grill Mega-Size Deep Dish Sundae

2,700 calories, 130 g fat, 76 g saturated fat, N/A trans fat, 244 g sugar (61 teaspoons)