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How many calories are in the Oktoberfest classics

Pretzels, beer, half roasted chicken: The calories in Wiesn food

Wiesn comes just once a year. But if you have a good time at the Oktoberfest for several days, you’ll soon overdraw your calorie account to such an extent that your dirndl or lederhosen will be feeling pretty tight. But how many calories does a mug of Wiesn beer have – or Kaiserschmarrn with apple sauce? Use this overview to avoid Oktoberfest love handles.

The Wiesn mug of beer: A tasty calorie bomb

Oktoberfest beer has a higher original gravity than normal light beer and is always served in full pulls. Original gravity is the percentage of non-volatile substances dissolved in water from malt and hops before fermentation. In addition to vitamins and flavorings, these are mainly malt sugar and protein. For this reason, one Wiesn beer has nearly 500 kilocalories. For comparison: That’s equivalent to an entire plate of penne all’arrabbiata.

Calorie overview of Wiesn feasts

The main courses (per 100 grams / per serving) without side dishes often already cover half the daily requirement of calories:

  • Half roasted chicken: 166 kcal / 700 kcal
  • Pork roast: 230 kcal / 570 kcal
  • Suckling pig: 376 kcal / 605 kcal
  • Leberkäse meat loaf: 440 kcal
  • Fish on a stick: 160 kcal / 400 kcal
  • Roast ox: 200 kcal / 520 kcal
  • Cheese spaetzle: 216 kcal / 690 kcal
  • Pork schnitzel (escalope): 150 kcal / 400 kcal
  • Weißwurst sausage: 241 kcal
  • Baked potatoes: 300 kcal per serving
  • Corn on the cob (without butter): 250 kcal
  • Creamy mushrooms: 148 kcal / 600 kcal
  • Obatzda cheese spread: 236 kcal / 480 kcal
  • Bismarck herring roll: 300 kcal per serving
  • Salmon roll: 420 kcal per serving
  • Bratwurst in a roll: 435 kcal per serving
  • Liver dumpling soup 250 grams: Roughly 140 kcal
  • Goulash soup: 260 kcal
  • Roast knuckle of pork: 325 kcal per serving
  • Dampfnudel yeast dumplings: 270 kcal / 680 kcal – 900 kcal with vanilla custard
  • Kaiserschmarrn pancakes with raisins: 230 kcal / 678 kcal – 800 kcal with apple sauce

Calorie overview of Wiesn side dishes

The side dishes (per 100 grams / per serving) also pay a substantial amount into the calorie account:

  • Coleslaw: 100 kcal / 240 kcal
  • Potato salad: 150 kcal / 300 kcal
  • French fries: 323 kcal / 484 kcal
  • Bread dumpling: 170 kcal / 304 kcal
  • Potato dumpling: 80 kcal / 178 kcal
  • Sauerkraut: 25 kcal / 50 kcal
  • Red cabbage: 35 kcal / 70 kcal
  • Radishes: 14 kcal / 35 kcal
  • White radishes: 15 kcal / 30 kcal
  • Giant pretzel: 280 kcal / 840 kcal

Calorie overview of Wiesn sweets

The tempting treats at the numerous stands in the Wiesn alleyways yield the following values per 100 grams and portion:

  • Roasted almonds: 590 kcal
  • Turkish honey: 385 kcal
  • Cotton candy: 358 kcal
  • Kettle corn: 420 kcal
  • Candied apple: 160 kcal (per serving)
  • Gingerbread heart: 0 kcal (if it’s worn around the neck, not eaten), 150 grams: 350 kcal
  • Fruit salad: 100 kcal per bowl
  • Fruit skewer, strawberries in whole milk: 555 kcal
  • Chocolate-dipped banana: 450 kcal
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