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. Taking center stage in today’s edition are colorful and oh-so-caloric Cotton Candy Fries from Sticky's Finger Joint in New York City.
This crazy sweet-and-savory concoction starts with a heaping mass of crispy fries that’s topped off with cotton candy, caramel sauce and strawberry Pop Rocks. Sticky's also offers the same combination of condiments atop their crispy chicken fingers–incase you’re extra hungry or just want to up your odds of a heart attack even further. While there aren’t any official nutrition stats for either dish, we estimate the fries to come in around 765 calories (that’s the equivalent to 19 hot wings) 14 grams of fat, 30 grams of sugar and a quarter of the day’s sodium. The Fluffy Fingers (yes, that’s really what they’re calling them) fairs even worse, coming in at 1,015 calories, 32 grams of fat (that’s the equivalent to 80 slices of Canadian bacon), 28 grams of sugar and half a day’s sodium.
If you split the fries with a friend, it isn’t the worst thing you could eat, but the more calorie-, fat- and salt-laden Fluffy Fingers are definitely a no-go. Sorry! Our suggestion? Order some chicken fingers or have some cotton candy, just don’t eat both in one sitting–unless you want a killer stomachache and some major difficulty buckling your belt the next day.