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Hello! I live in NYC and there are many tasti-d-lite places near where i live. I love the stuff. They post the nutritional information on the wall for the different flavors... but I have heard many rumors swirling that these facts are not accurate and that the portions are huge. Does anyone know the truth? How many calories are in an *average* tasti-d-lite medium (assuming that it is a generous portion). Thanks so much!

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Fri. Jun 23, 9:07am

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I have spent much time pondering this question. Based upon the company info and internet research, i have concluded that their estimation of 10-17 cals per ounce (based upon the flavor category level) must be accurate as it was fact checked by a couple of publications. Now my big question is... how many ounce in a medium serving? The website refuses to state this.... and suggests that you ask your server to weigh your serving if you really want to know. C'mon! How many Tasti D's have scales for neurotic patrons? I am too embarassed to ask. And I don't think you can go by water weight: the first take home size portion is a 16 oz cup. I think the Tasti D is pumped full of air. It's mostly milk pumped full of air, I don't think it will weigh the same as water. Someone, please, solve this riddle!

Friday, June 23, 2006, 10:45 AM

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There is a Seinfield episode spoofed from it - it's a long story, but it was funny how they single-handedly credited Guiliani wiining the mayoral election to this whol e fat-free fro-yo debacle. (For those who live outside NY, Guilianni is not very much loved here).

On the serious note, why not buy a cup and take it home and weigh it on your kitchen scale?


Friday, June 23, 2006, 12:00 PM

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LOL!!!
I remember that episode! :-) Elaine was eating it like crazy because it's Fat Free, but then starts to gain weight... They send the sample to a lab to get testeda nd Kramer accidentally knocks the sample into a tube of blood or something and the opponent's cholesterol goes sky high, thus giving Guiliani the edge and the win-- wasn't it something like that?

Friday, June 23, 2006, 12:11 PM

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If it's 10-16 cals per ounce, they probably look at ounces as volume, not weight. If a medium cup holds 16oz of water, those are fluid ounces, not weight-ounces. A medium cup being 16oz would tell me, if the cup is full to the top, with nothing peeking over the top, that the total calories are 160 to 256 calories.

Friday, June 23, 2006, 12:21 PM

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Get your measuring cup out. 8 oz is 1 cup so 16 oz. is 2 cups. I agree take it home and measure it for sure.

Friday, June 23, 2006, 12:40 PM

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Or it was Guilliani's blood sample and they found it had high cholesterol, and then they found it was a lab mistake and Guiliani got an edge over Mayor Dinkins. Either one of those, but Kramer knocking off the tubes was really funny.

Friday, June 23, 2006, 1:21 PM

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The medium size serving is poured into an 8 ounce cup, but they always fill the thing up way past the brim, so inevitably it must be more than just 8 ounces.

Saturday, June 24, 2006, 12:47 AM

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OP here. Okay - thanks, everyone! If i cobble together the information above, I come to this conclusion: 180 calories for a medium.

Here are my thoughts:

1) the flavors I like are 13-15 caloies per oz. I'll pick the upper end of that: 15.
2) a medium cup is supposed to have 8 oz. They always pile it high - so I will estimate that the medium is actually a 12 oz serving.
3) 12 oz x 15 cal per oz = 180.

Anyone agree? I am tempted to go get a froyo today and ask them to weigh it bc i am just so darn curious! Thanks, everyone for the comments!

Saturday, June 24, 2006, 12:38 PM

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Mystery solved

I am the compulsive OP. Could not get this riddle out of my mind. I bought a medium tastidlite, a kitchen scale and have an answer. The medium is 8 oz. So, you can go to the webiste and look up the caloire content of your flavor and multiply from there. Phew!

Sunday, June 25, 2006, 8:05 PM

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my eternal thanks to you, OP! i sigh in relief that a tasti D medium is really 8 oz, even with the overflow on the top! thank you thank you thank you!

Monday, June 26, 2006, 10:26 AM

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