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Worst Food in the World: The Churro Dog

With each changing season seems to come a new slew of foods with catastrophic calorie counts—you health-minded foodies out there know exactly what we’re talking about.

Listen Up!

Worst Food in the World: The Churro Dog

With each changing season seems to come a new slew of foods with catastrophic calorie counts—you health-minded foodies out there know exactly what we’re talking about.

And if you’ve ever been curious how bad these trendy eats actually are, you’re going to love our latest column: Worst Food in the World. In each installment, we find out just how villainous these nutritional nightmares really are. In today’s edition, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ new stadium snack, the Churro Dog, takes center stage.

While enjoying a donut, a churro or some fro-yo on occasion won’t derail your weight loss efforts too much, dousing all three in a thick layer of sugar-laden sauce and eating them in one sitting is another story entirely. Who in their right mind would even think to do that? The Arizona Diamondbacks, that’s who. Their new concession item, the not-so-creatively-dubbed, Churro Dog, is a sweet-and-savory twist on the classic ballpark frank: A fatty chocolate glazed donut stands in as a “bun”; a cinnamon churro takes the place of the hot dog; and a slathering of frozen yogurt, whipped cream, caramel and chocolate sauces finish off the concoction. Although I’d rather eat fro-yo and whipped cream over sauerkraut and ketchup any day, just thinking about eating all these sweet treats at once is enough to give me a sugar rush! Not to mention the dessert’s 1,117 calories. Combine that with a brewski and a fistfull of your friend’s fries, and you’ve blown a day’s worth of calories in a single afternoon.

We have no problem giving the Diamondbacks props for trying to step up their concession game—chicken fingers, fries and hot dogs get old pretty fast–but this dessert is downright shameful. Why not offer something new, creative and exciting to fans that doesn’t break the calorie bank? For those of you curious enough to try this monstrous creation despite its calorie count, do yourself a favor and split it with a friend…or maybe three or four. If you try to down it yourself, you're in for a serious stomach ache and awful sugar rush—don’t say we didn’t warn you. (And make sure you avoid the 10 Sugariest Foods in America.)