{Guess the Carbs} Halloween Edition

by Leighann on October 31, 2012

I have a post up on OmniPod’s Suite D blog this week called Tricks for Treating Your Child with Diabetes with a few of my tips for Halloween.

Q and I had lunch at Panera this week as we left town to go to the endocrinologist. She wanted a pumpkin cookie, but I said no. The cashier of course mentioned that you could add a pastry to your meal of only 99 cents, (hook, line, and sinker) I gave in an got one. I told Q that we would eat it later in the day. Ironically, when we returned home late in the evening I realized that we never actually ate it.

So how many carbs do you think a Jack O’Lantern from Panera is?

Pumpkin Cookie

Pumpkin Cookie

Pumpkin Cookie

(Last photo for size perspective.)

Q guessed 25.

I guessed 60.

I looked it up on their website.


Sixty-three carbs for a Panera Jack O’Lantern cookie.

Q was impressed with how close I was.

Bolus-worthy? Not sure because we didn’t eat it.

But you could have a birthday cupcake, decent scoop of ice cream, and a small cup of punch for about that number of carbs (my standard birthday party carb guess: 30, 15, 15, respectively).

Here are some other “fast food” cookies for comparison:

Jimmy John’s Raisin Oatmeal Cookie: 65 carbs

Jimmy John’s Chocolate Chunk Cookie: 65 carbs

Subway Oatmeal Raisin Cookie: 30 carbs (these are smaller)

Subway Chocolate Chunk Cookie: 30 carbs (these are smaller)

Panera Jack O’Lantern Cookie: 63 carbs

Panera Oatmeal Raisin: 62 carbs

Panera Chocolate Chipper: 59 carbs

Panera Nutrition Calculator

 Further Reading

More posts about Halloween

Tricks for Treating Your Child with Diabetes

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 K October 31, 2012 at 9:59 am

So NOT bolus-worthy!


2 Katie November 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I would have guessed 100… Found the other examples you provided helpful as I do frequent Subway almost once a week.


3 Tammy November 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I guessed 55 before I read the answers … kinda fun to guess! Geez, that’s super-sad.


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