Buffalo Chicken Calzone is back and will be attempting to make more regular posts. Don’t worry we are still eating more calzones than is healthy, we just need to post more! Thanks.
The Worlds Greatest Question?
Scholars have debated for centuries about just how many calories are in a buffalo chicken calzone. Now, when you think about just how big and delicious some of these items are, it makes you really wonder. Clearly buffalo calzones are more of a religious food and you shouldn’t be eating them if your worried about calories. Plus depending on just how big, or what type of chicken and cheese are used in the recipe can make all the difference.
Lets break down a large calzone from Georges Pizza in Natick.
Bread: The Shell that forms around all of the other calories, contains perhaps the most calories of the zone. The bread is that deliciously bad for you full of carbs kind and when lightly toasted creates the worlds most beautiful resting place for buffalo. Now, I would say on a small it is around 500-700 calories, But for a diesel large its gotta be 1500 just to be safe. Oh yeah, its COVERED IN CHEESE.
Bread – 1500 Cals , great start here
Chicken: Some restaurants have chosen to use white meat chicken in their calzones which is an absolute joke. If im gonna be eating 4 times my recommended daily caloric intake, it better be some chicken fingers in that bad boy.
Chicken: White – 1,000, Fingers 1,500 (Both are smothered in sodium anyway)
Cheese: Some on the outside, LOTS on the inside. I mean the whole things a cheese. I’ve even asked for extra cheese just to be a total asshole. Clearly, its dominant because the number one pick in our calzone draft always seems to be the one with a beautiful layer of cheese resting on top. This can’t be good.
Cheese – 500 (I hope)
Buffalo Sauce- Now franks red hot uses to its advantage a law that says less than 5ml serving size can contain no calories. So if you look at Franks and it has less than 5 calories per TINY serving, its listed as 0. DANGEROUS. Seeing as how I drank nearly a gallon in 2 months and I know that stuff has enough sodium to make the Dead Sea jealous. (But I guess no calories!)
Buffalo Sauce – 0! joking probably 100
Blue Cheese- The final monstrosity of the calzone is the blue cheese. A small comes with one dipping cup and a large with 2. Now blue cheese is insanely creamy and delicious however, its not exactly health food. While the mold helps me fight of disease and taste great its probably running at 500 calories per dipping cup. Eat a large and try not to use both, oh you did? Liar
Blue cheese – Somewhere between 500 and 1,000 depending on how hard your self medicating and hate yourself.
So lets take a tally at the numbers we have for a large calzone!
Bread – 1500
Cheese – 1,000
Chicken - 1,500
Sauce- 100 probably more like 250
Blue Chese 500 – 1,000
Total – 5,000 Depending on just how stuffed and delicious your calzone is, it probably packs in 5,000 calories. If your a chronic dipper, this can really add to your intake. One good thing is Georges in not open late which means you can avoid eating this meal while hammered and adding on to your 1,500 calories from drinking.
However this raises another question that scholars have debated for years and even got an egyptian pharoh killed back in the day.
Are Buffalo Chicken Calzones the worlds best hangover food/cure?