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Whoa There Cupcake!

Leave it to YumSugar to put cupcakes on my brain once again. Did you know she bakes cupcakes and brings them in for the office to sample? Ah, I digress... However she did recently point out a rather interesting report from NPR and the Diet Detective himself, Charles Stewart Platkin, on cupcakes.

Platkin believes that while cupcakes are incredibly delicious, we are not fully aware of their wrath - calorie wise. He took on NYC's finest bakeries, Magnolia (yum) and Crumbs (double yum) and put them against notable grocery heavyweight Hostess. Here are his findings:

The Crumbs vanilla cupcake (left) has 780 calories and nearly 36 grams of fat. Magnolia's comparatively dainty version has 389 calories and nearly 19 grams of fat.

OK, so what about when compared to Hostess? To find out,

When is eating a Hostess cupcake going "light"? When you compare it with the Crumbs version (left), which has 542 calories and 25 grams of fat. The original has 181 calories and 6 grams of fat.


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