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Counting up the calories on Florida State Fair favorites

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Tampa, Florida -- It's the second night of the Florida State Fair. And as we've seen the past two days, whatever you're craving you can find it from hot waffle ice cream sandwiches to pizza cones to the staples like popcorn and candy apples.     

We calculated with the help of the My Fitness Pal app that cotton candy has no fat but 240 calories. A candy apple has 180 calories 2.5 grams of fat. The box of popcorn likely has 276 calories and at least 8 grams of fat.

Here are some of the other results when you search fair food on the My Fitness Pal app:

Turkey Leg (With Skin) (Carnival/Fair Food) Serving Size: 1 Leg, Calories: 417, Fat: 15g, Carbs: 2g, Protein: 70g  

Fried Dough (Carnival/Fair Food) Serving Size: 1 ounce, Calories: 120, Fat: 6.6g, Carbs: 13.1g, Protein: 1.1g  

Elephant Ear (Carnival/Fair Food) Serving Size: 1 Ear (2.9 oz), Calories: 310, Fat: 15g, Carbs: 38g, Protein: 4g  

Corn Dog (Carnival/Fair Food) Serving Size: 1 corn dog, Calories: 375, Fat: 21g, Carbs: 36g, Protein: 13.5g  

Corn Dog: Honey (State Fair Foods) Serving Size: 1 Corn Dog, Calories: 190, Fat: 10g, Carbs: 23g, Protein: 6g  

Dagwood Dog or Pluto Pup (Carnival/Fair Food) Serving Size: 1 Stick, Calories: 274, Fat: 17.6g, Carbs: 19.7g, Protein: 8.6g  

Fair Food (Deep Fried Snickers Bar) Serving Size: 5 oz (1 bar), Calories: 440, Fat: 29g, Carbs: 49.7g, Protein: 6g  

French Fries (Fair Food) Serving Size: 1 Serving (7oz), Calories: 560, Fat: 24g, Carbs: 79g, Protein: 0g  

Fried Cheesecake (Carnival/Fair Food) Serving Size: 6 oz., Calories: 655, Fat: 47g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 0g  

Kettle Corn (State Fair Foods) Serving Size: 7 Cups, Calories: 490, Fat: 12g, Carbs: 70g, Protein: 0g  

Deep Fried Vegetables (Carnival/Fair Food Vendor) Serving Size: 1 small basket, Calories: 760, Fat: 75.2g, Carbs: 18.9g, Protein: 4.6g  

Giant Turkey Leg W/ Skin (Carnival/Fair & Theme Park Foods) (Generic) Serving Size: 1 leg, Calories: 1136, Fat: 54g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 152g  

Cotton Candy (Country Fair Foods) Serving Size: 3 oz, Calories: 240, Fat: 0g, Carbs: 41g, Protein: 0g  

Curly Fries (Carnival/Fair Food) Serving Size: 7 oz., Calories: 620, Fat: 30g, Carbs: 78g, Protein: 8g  

Jumbo Corn Dogs (State Fair Foods) Serving Size: 1 corn dog, Calories: 280, Fat: 13g, Carbs: 31g, Protein: 9g  

Sugar Waffle (Carnival/Fair Food) Serving Size: 1 waffle, Calories: 189, Fat: 10g, Carbs: 21g, Protein: 0g  

Pork Chop on A Stick (State Fair Foods) Serving Size: 6 oz, Calories: 344, Fat: 19g, Carbs: 3g, Protein: 37g  

Peperoni Pizza (Fair Food) Serving Size: 4 " long, Calories: 342, Fat: 0g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 0g  

Super Nacho Platter (Fair Food) Serving Size: 9 " Plate, Calories: 860, Fat: 59g, Carbs: 70g, Protein: 19g  

Deep Fried Klondike Bar (Fair Food) Serving Size: 1 Deep Fried Klondike Bar, Calories: 290, Fat: 14g, Carbs: 39g, Protein: 3g  

Thin Cut Potato Chips (Drug Mart Food Fair) Serving Size: 1 oz, Calories: 160, Fat: 10g, Carbs: 15g, Protein: 2g  

Cheese Curds (Fair Food) Serving Size: 1 serving (2oz), Calories: 410, Fat: 0g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 0g  

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich (Fair Food) Serving Size: 1 Sandwich, Calories: 935, Fat: 66.4g, Carbs: 49.6g, Protein: 35.3g  

State Fair Foods - Kettle Corn (State Fair Foods) Serving Size: 7 Cups, Calories: 490, Fat: 12g, Carbs: 70g, Protein: 0g  

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