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Dairy Queen Breakdown

I think Dairy Queen's tag line is Do Something Different because they want us to go against the healthy eating and just blow it all at their fine establishment. Don't get me wrong, I had my fair share of Blizzards in college however after learning the nutritional information, I am not sure a Blizzard will ever cross these lips again. So next time you're doing something different, make sure you go informed with this nutritional breakdown.

(Oh, and for your convenience I've highlighted the choices that are your best bet in green.)

Item Calories Fat (g) Trans Fat (g) Sodium (mg) Carbs (g) Sugar (g)
Homestyle Burger 350 14 0.5 400 33 8
FlameThrower GrillBurger (1/2 lb) 1030 73 4 2020 41 9
Grilled Chicken Salad (no dressing) 270 11 0 1160 92 9
Grilled Chicken Sandwich 350 16 0 780 49 6
Chicken Strip Basket (6 pc) 1270 67 12 2910 121 8
French Fries (med) 510 23 3.5 1070 70 1
Onion Rings (reg) 470 30 7 740 45 7

Enough with the salty (and by salty, I mean salty), but what about the real reason you go to Dairy Queen... The sweets! To see how they compare, just

Item Calories Fat (g) Trans Fat (g) Sodium (mg) Carbs (g) Sugar (g)
Chocolate Soft Serve (1/2 cup) 150 5 0 75 22 17
Chocolate Cone (sm) 240 7 0 115 32 25
Dipped Cone (sm) 340 16 1 120 36 31
Strawberry Sundae (sm) 280 7 0 130 50 45
Chocolate Sundae (sm) 280 7 0 130 49 42
DQ Sandwich 190 5 0 95 32 18
DQ Fudge Bar 50 0 0 70 13 3
Oreo Cookie Blizzard (sm)* 560 21 0 430 83 64
Choc. Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard (sm)* 720 28 3 370 105 78
Banana Split Blizzard (sm)* 460 14 0 210 73 62
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard (sm)* 600 21 0 220 87 76
Strawberry CheeseQuake Blizzard (sm)* 530 21 1 320 76 62

*For all of the Blizzards, if you want to see how many calories they would be if you got a large then just double the amounts listed for the small.


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uptown_girl uptown_girl 9 years
I grew up in a rural area and the closest fast food was 15 min away, and it was a Dairy Queen and that was IT for a long time (now there's McD's, Sonic, & Subway). But I can remember eating the Chicken Strip Basket with Gravy & Texas Toast. Mmmmm mmmm mmm that was good. I was horrified with I learned how bad it was for you (I found out when I was in high school & started reading nutritional info). While I was on a diet a while back, my boyfriend actually went to Dairy Queen & got the Chicken Strip basket and ate it right in front of me. I was SOOOOOO angry. He can eat that crap & not gain weight. Bastard.
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
okay, the chicken basket, does that include the stuff that comes with it? like the chicken dinner at sonic- it has a lot of fat and calories. but the dinner comes with gravy, fries, two peices of bread and an onion ring. there you go! i never eat those parts. it's not just chicken in these dinners. they're assuming you're eating EVERYTHING in the basket or dinner. so consider that.
angiekincheloe angiekincheloe 9 years
My butt and thighs thank you for this information!! I'll be staying away from the queen now I think!!
nikodarling nikodarling 9 years
73 grams of fat in one burger! What are they putting in there? And just looking at the sodium levels is making me thirsty.
absolut_lauren absolut_lauren 9 years
I can't believe how fatty chicken strips are! Good thing I never go to Dairy Queen.
leilanidream leilanidream 9 years
lol @ flamethrowers calorie count...Never heard of it and now im kinda glad
littletrackbabe littletrackbabe 9 years
we dont have DQ where i live but i loooove their chocolate dipped cones. You dont even want to know how many times we went when we were in illinois
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 9 years
they do have the sugar free fudgescicles now that aren't too bad at all.
rocknrollmaw rocknrollmaw 9 years
Woah! good thing i only eat a blizzard like once a year.. and i do it up good! a mudpie blizzard with snickers... oh baby tha'ts off the charts! hahah
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 9 years
Holy Moly, I remember back in the day when I used to eat this crap: it was DELICIOUS! HAHAH! LOVED EVERY BITE...well I only did try the ice cream so I am not too sure on how good the "burgers" and stuff, real meat? Probably not!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i always got mad when people said they wanted ice cream and then went to dairy queen - which has soft serve rather than what i call ice cream! ah. i hate that place. i especially hate when people insist on going and i have to come since it is called dairy queen and i am vegan so there is nothing i can eat. :(
tyra tyra 9 years
omg i live a very health lifestyle. i eat pretty much all oragnic foods but i really have a bad sweet tooth and i like to give in once in a while. its not like i am going to go for the highest calories the fudge bar would be fine :)
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 9 years
any any 9 years
olliecat olliecat 9 years
I love dairy queen! I eat there about three times a year (summer only,of course!). I know it's not healthy, but I am not going to pretend that the <150 cal health snacks I eat daily are delicious. They calm my sweet tooth, but nothing beats a dipped ice cream cone. I like DQs better than any store bought ice cream brand, but of course only in moderation.
mrbunsrocks mrbunsrocks 9 years
I hate Dairy Queen. Last year, my hubby and I stopped in for a burger...I *knew* it wasn't health food, but was expecting about 450-500 calories and about 40 grams of fat or so for my trouble. Imagine my shock and dismay when I found out my burger (the flamethrower - EEK) had 1000 calories and 90 grams of fat. That should be freaking illegal. And don't get me started on the fact that a small blizzard is like 2 meals!
Bahia Bahia 9 years
That is just beyond stupid. No one goes to Dairy Queen to eat health food! Having dairy queen every now and then won't kill you if you live a healthy lifestyle.
workofiction workofiction 9 years
I remeber going to DQ after EVERY softball game for a total of 10 years... no wonder I was so chubby growing up!
GradGrl75 GradGrl75 9 years
What everyone is saying is true that of course it is bad for you, but isn't the most important thing that we are NOT to deny our bodies what they crave, because the next time we may very well overindulge? I go to Dairy Queen on a hot summer day and want a blizzard. I will get a small and only eat half, saving the other half for the next day, plus I work out extra hard. Ice Cream is my weakness. I much prefer Edy's Slow Churned which is heaven! =) Or try their new yogurts. The Chocolate Fudge Brownie is delicious!
jhuck jhuck 9 years
The DQ's in my hometown never served the hot foods. I love a good hot fudge sundae, but the fact that there was a very small parking lot for DQ and my a/c is broken so I can't get the pseudo-ice cream home without having a puddle always kept me from going there.
syako syako 9 years
I think you misunderstood me - I eat ice cream all the time. In fact, pretty much every night. But, I don't eat 800 calories worth of ice cream. I eat about 150-300 calories of great ice cream (blue bell and frozen yogurt from this delish place by my house). But, all day I eat really healthy so that I can enjoy that after dinner. My goodness, if I didn't ever eat sweets I'd die of boredom and insanity. Sure go ahead and eat it once a year or even once a month. I was just saying that 800-1,000 calories of anything just doesn't make me happy.
ktacce ktacce 9 years
that chicken 6 piece basket, omgggg!!
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
I'll stick to Subway, thankyouverymuch. At least if I'm going to eat 700 calories worth of sandwich, it's going to have some veggies on it.
theboyslover theboyslover 9 years
ew, no way. that flamethrower thingy is almost a whole days worth of calories
CamillaCat CamillaCat 9 years
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