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June 6, 2012 9:35 AM
Can someone help me estimate how many calories are in a 1 in x 1 in ( about 1/4 of an inch in thickness) square of fudge? I was eating lunch with my mom at a buffet (uhhhhhhh!) and doing pretty well with about a cup of lettuce and tomatoes, 2 oz grilled chicken, and half a small sweet potato, but the fudge was calling my name and I had a piece. I don't even know where to begin estimating the calories for it as fudge isn't something I usually have. I'm also on my phone, so the MFP data base isn't helping much atm. :) Thanks everybody!
June 6, 2012 9:36 AM
407!

Really. I was look at making some last night.
June 6, 2012 9:38 AM
But it could be less. The recipes I was looking at ranged from 100 to 400 calories per serving.
June 6, 2012 9:41 AM
407 for 1 sq inch of fudge? That seems way too high. I'd reckon it's 100-150. I know chocolate truffles that size are around 80 or 90.
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June 6, 2012 9:44 AM
I was looking it up and it ranges - 400 is on the high end
Edited by morgansmom02 On June 6, 2012 9:45 AM
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June 6, 2012 9:46 AM
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/fudge/detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=fudge&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page

It's the sweetened condensed milk that makes it that high. I bet it tastes really good though.
June 6, 2012 9:47 AM
I don't understand how it could be 400 calories. I'm taking about a sq. inch of fudge or less than a tablespoon full... Enough to fit in the cap of a soda bottle...

But thanks roachhaley, that sounds reasonable.
June 6, 2012 9:50 AM
According to food database:

Calories 120 Sodium 35 mg
Total Fat 5 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 1 g Total Carbs 21 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 18 g
Trans 1 g Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg

This is for one piece of fudge from the Golden Corral buffet, which are cut into small squares.
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