How Unhealthy is Festival Food?

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Vitaliy Pestov

Mackenzie Pyle, Staff Writer

It’s no surprise that the Oktoberfest is known for its wide variety of food trucks and meal choices. Whether you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up or a filling meal, there’s sure to be something to satisfy you. Though obviously expensive, how much do these foods cost health-wise?

To provide a visualization, I gathered information on calories for typical Oktoberfest/festival food:

Deep fried Oreo (5): 615 calories

Sirloin with mashed potatoes: 206 calories

Pulled pork sandwich: 532 calories

Pork shish kebab (5): 1035 calories

Lemonade (24 oz): 297 calories

Funnel cake: 263 calories

Soft serve ice cream: 382 calories

Most festival food is expected to be unhealthy, though with all the walking around, it shouldn’t take long to burn the calories off!