{Carb Counting} At the Fair

by Leighann on July 1, 2011

Bookmark this on your phone so that you can pull it up when you go to the county fair. Yes, it’s okay to indulge in an elephant ear or footlong corn dog. After all the county fair only comes around once a year!

Is there a fair food that you like that I haven’t included here? Let me know and I’ll find out the carbs.

Food ItemServing SizeNumber Carbs
Apple, Candied7 oz.80
Corn Dog, Jumbo6 oz.36
Corn Dog, Regular4 oz.23
Cotton Candy5 1/2 oz. bag156
Funnel Cake, Plain80
Hot Dog, Foot Long41
Ice Cream, Dippin' Dots8 oz. medium35
Ice Cream, Dippin' Dots4 oz. small17
Ice Cream, Dippin' Dots16 oz. large70
Oreos, Fried3 cookies33
Pretzel Soft4.5 oz.70
Snickers, Fried5 oz.42
Snow Cone, Includes 3 oz. Syrup68
Twinkie, Fried145

Source: Calorie King*

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Joanne July 1, 2011 at 11:04 am

I almost choked looking at the cotton candy carb amount.



2 Leighann July 1, 2011 at 11:54 am

Joanne- But consider that cotton candy doesn’t weigh that much and that carb count is for eating probably an entire thing of it.

I am cautious about bolusing for cotton candy after our experience last year. I think she spiked quickly and then came shooting down when the insulin began to peak. Read our experience here: http://www.d-mom.com/cotton-candy/


3 Joanne July 1, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Yeah, I wouldn’t know how to dose for that either. It’s like the meringues that Elise ate in Portugal. I just decided to let her eat one to see what would happen to her BG. The answer? NOTHING!



4 Leighann July 4, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I think meringues are mostly whipped egg whites which have no carbs. I keep thinking I should look into those for a treat. The popular brand in the US is Miss Meringues, or something like that. At Weight Watchers meetings people always rave about them.


5 Michelle Gonzalez July 1, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Fried oreos? Gross! And in our experience those darn soft pretzels always act like they’re way more than 70g. Last time I let Sarah have one, she ended up in the high 300’s an hour later. Now we usually just bring our own healthy food, and Sarah doesn’t mind a bit because the fair is a whole lot more fun when you don’t feel sick from a 300+ bg.


6 Leighann July 4, 2011 at 2:05 pm


I’m not encouraging or condoning eating fried oreos, LOL!

Target pretzels are way higher in carbs than I would have thought. I learned that lesson shortly after diagnosis when I thought for sure Q could eat half of one for her snack. I was so incredibly wrong!


7 Carol Gunner September 11, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Can you help me find carb counts for French waffles. We get them at the County Fair. I have been unable to find anything on them. Thanks


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