Fast Food vs. Wine: A Calorie Contest

Ray Isle rounds up fast food favorites and their caloric equivalents in wine. (Calculations based on 5-ounce glasses; all wines below are 14.5 percent alcohol.)
FoodandWine Recipe
Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnut

Fast Food Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnut

190
Calories

1 2/3 glasses of 2008 Saddleback Cellars Pinot Blanc

Wine 123 glasses of 2008 Saddleback Cellars Pinot Blanc

Fast Food Starbucks's Grande Caramel Macchiato (whole milk)

270
calories

Wine 212 glasses of 2006 Gaja Barbaresco

In-N-Out-Burger

Fast Food In-N-Out-Burger

390 Calories

3 1/2 glasses of 2009 Blackstone Sonoma Reserve Pinot Noir

Wine 312 glasses of 2009 Blackstone Sonoma Reserve Pinot Noir

Fast Food Au Bon Pain Large Clam Chowder

450
calories

Wine 334 glasses 2007 Simi Russian River Valley Chardonnay

McDonald's Large Fries

Fast Food McDonald's Large Fries

500 Calories

4 1/3 glasses of 2006 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine 413 glasses of 2006 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon

Fast Food Wendy's Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad (full size)

750
calories

Wine 114 bottles 2007 Fess Parker Rodney's Vineyard Syrah

Taco Bell Taco Salad with Salsa

Fast Food Taco Bell Taco Salad with Salsa

775 Calories

1 1/4 bottles of 2009 Charles Krug Carneros Chardonnay

Wine 114 bottles of 2009 Charles Krug Carneros Chardonnay

Fast Food Carl's Jr Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger + Small Natural-Cut Fries

1270
calories

Wine 2 full bottles 2007 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Cabernet Sauvignon

Fast Food Large Baskin-Robbins Fudge Brownie 31° Below Shake

1900
calories

Wine 17 glasses 2007 Dutton-Goldfield Russian River Valley Zinfandel

Friendly's Caramel Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Breakfast

Fast Food Friendly's Caramel Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Breakfast

2,090 Calories

An entire double-magnum of 2002 Dom Pérignon (12.5 percent alcohol)

Wine An entire double-magnum of 2002 Dom Pérignon (12.5 percent alcohol)

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PUBLISHED March 2011

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