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8 Most Fattening Foods of Fall

Fall is coming, which means so are fall yummies. In fact the chills of the evening lead me to mash up a side of red potatoes last night with dinner, and they were delish. Turns out, mashed potatoes made MSNBC's list of the eight most fattening foods of Fall. Damn.

Here's the complete list of things you may want to stay away from (or at least eat in moderation):

  • Halloween candy
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Venti Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Apple pie
  • Cider
  • Stuffing
  • Candy Apple
  • Turducken

Do you know what "turducken" is? Tell me what you think it is in the comment section below!


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esk4 esk4 9 years
and also those who have tried and not liked turducken, idk where you got yours from but when we lived in new orleans we used to get them from a local meat shop... and everyone definatly loved it...
esk4 esk4 9 years
tuducken is very good, don't knock it till you have tried it... but I mean its not like you eat it all in one sitting... seriously... its a bonless chicken with stuffing, stuffed inside a boneless chocken that has a different stuffing, stuffed inside of a boneless turkey with a final stuffing... its not something for small families or everyday!!! or to be eaten entirely at one sitting! its very good... still I think there are more fattining things for fall... like pecan pie, I make one and I know its full of fat and sugar... and what about deep fried turkey??? (also good but def fatty) I mean seriously...
MAN, the main part about the holidays is the mashed potatoes and stuffing, MAN... and i dont like TURDUCKEN, it looks a little funny and i really dont like duck anyways... i wonder does fried turkey have more caloric value then when it is baked? probably so, huh? i will let that one go for the greater good
smart-blonde smart-blonde 9 years
I know I have a serious weakness for pumpkin spice lattes, and I drink more lattes in October than I do from November-September COMBINED, so I limit myself to a small one (I can't finish a big one, anyway!) and have it made with skim milk. The idea of a venti latte on a regular basis is kind of frightening.
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 9 years
I totally know what a turducken is! A chicken inside of a duck inside of a turkey! Never had one and don't think I want to try it either. :)
zoorph zoorph 9 years
A chicken stuffed into a duck stuffed into a turkey. Which begs the question: How do they do that? And do we really want to know?
HonestMuffin HonestMuffin 9 years
Turducken! Made famous by a lot of different tv personalities... Paula Dean, John Madden... many greats. I have yet to try the Turducken, but I'm sure it is absolutely delicious...
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
Turducken is a southern thing, My dad made is one year for Thanksgiving and it was gross. I don't think anyone actually liked it, not even my Uncle of Tennessee
girlfriday girlfriday 9 years
I just looked on Starbucks website (they have a nutrition guide) and it turns out a Tall Pumpkin Spice latte with no whipped cream and skim milk is still 200 calories! Unforch, they don't have sugar free syrup for the pumpin spice lattes. (The only sugar free syrups they have are vanilla, hazelnut, caramel, or cinnamon.) Usually I get a tall sugar free vanilla nonfat latte which runs only 90 calories. Wow. Now if you get a regular Venti Pumpkin Spice with whipped cream it's 510 calories!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
Turducken = Turkey, duck and chicken all stuffed in eachother. Yummy. -shudder- Never had it and I don't want to try. How about sweet yams covered with 2 molasses and 2 brown sugars, marshmallows and whipped cream? That's my favorite thanksgiving meal. Or how about tamales? Christmas comes but once a year and that's when the big ol' Mexican family busts out hundreds of tamales. Pork, chicken, cheese, jalapeno, you name it we will cook it and wrap it in masa. Mmmm tamales. Makes my mouth water just thinking about making them!
controlledspin controlledspin 9 years
I think a turducken is when they take a chicken, stuff it into a duck, then take that already stuffed duck and stuff it into a turkey?
alillee alillee 9 years
mashed potatoes? that seems weird to me too. i shall never give up potatoes as they are one of my favorite foods!
lilttemiss lilttemiss 9 years
its a turkey, stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken!!! its a farm on your table!
ksw4543 ksw4543 9 years
Turducken is Chicken stuffed with duck stuffed inside turkey. My uncle sent it to us as a Christmas gift one year (!!) and I found it to be kind of nasty. Each dish as its own is alright, but altogether is overwhelming!!
luckyEmmie luckyEmmie 9 years
One Thanksgiving, my aunt sent us a turducken. We were forced to have it for our Thanksgiving dinner, not wanting to look ungrateful. It was actually not very good- the company she ordered it from also put their own stuffing in it, and the stuffing was TERRIBLE. The worst part? A few days after Thanksgiving, my aunt called asking us for a check to pay for the turducken!!! Some gift! **Oh, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are my favorite part of fall. Just get a tall size, so you can savor it without overloading your system with sugar!**
stardance stardance 9 years
Turkey duck chicken sounds gross. Eugh. I love mashed potatoes! And I agree with whoever said this above, you can make just about any recipe healthier.
jmt jmt 9 years
Seriously... apple cider but not pecan pie? This is not the best list that's been posted.
sioux5ita sioux5ita 9 years
Chicken de-boned and stuffed in a duck which is also de-boned and in a turkey.
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
Since I received one last Christmas as a gift, a turducken is a turkey, chicken, and something else all rolled into one. Since I don't know the other meat involved, that's why it remains in my freezer. I'll never eat it, and I've tried to give it away. I'm way too picky about one meat on it's own to deal w/ three meats rolled into one. Yuck...
Tis the season! I am not going to apologize for enjoying mashed potatoes, and candy corn makes October my favorite month. If you know you are going to indulge in fattening food, then step up the exercise. Moderation, of course, but food is meant to be enjoyed!
chakra_healer chakra_healer 9 years
I eat and make several candy apples a year, they are not fattening. Basically you are just dissping an apple in a sugar glaze with red dye. Now the Caramel apples, those are fattening! between the caramel, butter, cream, and nuts, you have a day's or more worth of fat in one apple. Mmm, now I want apple pie w/ crumb topping and vanilla cool whip. Ugh.
remedios remedios 9 years
mtx, I was wondering the same thing.
almostloli almostloli 9 years
basically all the good stuffs... :(
puddinpie puddinpie 9 years
Am I the only one who uses 1 part butter to 1 part potatoes in my mash? They're known as Potatoes Robuchon, after Joel Robuchon, the famous chef who came up with this ungodly creation. ;-)
sgdish sgdish 9 years
The problem with Halloween candy is we buy it early to get the good kind, then eat it up before Halloween. This year, I just bought the kind I don't like (non-chocolate), and hopefully it will last until the actual event!
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