How many calories are in one serving of Cafe’ du Monde beignets?

24 Aug

Last Sunday afternoon, Kathy and I decided to spend some time in the French Quarter.  We parked close to the end of Elysian Fields and walked through the French Market, passing the gator heads, pirated cd’s, funny t-shirts, African sculptures, voodoo dolls, feathery masks, and Cajun food vendors.  We left the market and made our way toward Jackson Square when I saw a familiar site: The world renowned Café’ du Monde, where I have sat many times over the years devouring warm beignets piled high with mountains of powdered sugar.  This time, however, I passed it on by.  I allowed myself to become interested in a silver colored mime and a few self proclaimed acrobats performing near the St. Louis Cathedral and soon forgot all about that sweet warm unforgettable mouth watering life changing awe inspiring delicacy.

There are three beignets in each serving at Café’ du Monde.  I used to hear that Richard Simmons, before he became the famous pink and white short clad fitness guru, used to order six servings at a time.  I know that six servings (18 beignets) are not a healthy choice, but I have been wondering about the nutritional information regarding one serving of Café’ du Monde beignets.  Here’s what I found out from my good friends at

Man.  No wonder Richard Simmons got fat before he got thin.  I think I’ll skip the beignets for a while.

Here’s what I’ve eaten today:

1 Special K Protein Breakfast Bar

1 medium sized Cobb Salad

1 Chick Fil-A Chicken Sandwich (Yeah, I know)

1 serving of tomato soup

1 serving of blueberry yogurt

1 serving of fresh blueberries

1 slice of whole wheat bread

90 oz of water

Supplements I’ve taken today

1 fish oil pill

1 multivitamin


3 large deep breaths, each resulting in a sigh

2 Responses to “How many calories are in one serving of Cafe’ du Monde beignets?”

  1. Kathy Frady at 2:31 pm #

    Ha Ha! Three large breaths, each resulting in a sigh! (You ought to google how may calories are burned when you breathe and sigh.)

    • Shunda at 11:06 pm #

      That is so funny! Well I guess you did more exercise than me today…lol

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