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Food Facts: "calorie-dense" food items

The actual "calorie-dense" foods I have listed here have 150+ calories per ounce. The metric equivalent is 530+ calories per 100 grams. This list is calories per 100 grams.


    lard, meat drippings and bacon fat

  • 885 Lard
  • 884 Fat, Solid Fat/Oil, Commercial
  • 884 Fat, Solid Fat/Oil, Domestic
  • 884 Fat, Solid Frying, Animal & Vegetable Fat Mixture
  • 884 Fat, Solid Frying
  • 884 Fat, Solid Frying, Vegetable
  • 884 Dripping, Beef
  • 884 Dripping, Meat, Nfs
  • 885 Dripping, Pork
  • 833 Fat/Oil/Spread, Commercial, Used In Cooking
  • 733 Fat/Oil/Spread, Domestic, Used In Cooking
  • 732 Fat, Veg Oil/Spread, Domestic, Used In Cooking
  • 680 Bacon Fat
  • oils

  • 884 Oil, Almond
  • 884 Oil, Corn (Include Maize Oil)
  • 884 Oil, Olive
  • 884 Oil, Peanut
  • 884 Oil, Polyunsaturated, Blended
  • 884 Oil, Safflower
  • 884 Oil, Sesame
  • 884 Oil, Sunflower
  • 884 Oil, Sunflower, Monounsaturated
  • 884 Oil, Vegetable, Blended
  • 884 Oil, Vegetable, Nfs (Include Oil, Nfs)
  • 590 Dressing, Salad, Oil- & Vinegar-Based, Homemade
  • dairy

  • 884 Ghee
  • 742 Margarine, Polyunsaturated, Salt Free
  • 728 Margarine, Polyunsaturated, Whipped, Reduced Salt
  • 727 Margarine, Monounsaturated, Sunflower, Reduced Salt
  • 723 Margarine, Monounsaturated, Olive, Reduced Salt
  • 714 Margarine, Polyunsaturated
  • 714 Margarine, Polyunsaturated, Reduced Salt
  • 714 Margarine, Table
  • 711 Mayonnaise, Traditional, From Egg Yolk & Oil, Homemade
  • 702 Margarine/Margarine Spread, Ns As To Fat Type
  • 703 Margarine/Margarine Spread, Polyunsaturated
  • 699 Margarine/Marg Spread, Ns As To Marg Or Marg Spread, Poly
  • 697 Margarine/Margarine Spread, Nfs
  • 694 Margarine/Margarine Spread, Ns As To Fat Type, Red Salt
  • 691 Margarine/Margarine Spread, Polyunsaturated, Red Salt
  • 679 Mayonnaise, Traditional, (~70% Fat), Commercial
  • 679 Dairy Blend, With Sunflower Oil
  • 676 Dairy Blend, With Sunflower Oil, Reduced Salt
  • 658 Margarine/Margarine Spread, Table
  • 634 Margarine Spread, Polyunsaturated, Reduced Salt
  • 624 Dairy Blend/Blend Spread, Ns As To Oil Type, Ns As To Salt
  • 623 Margarine Spread, Table, Ns As To Salt
  • 623 Margarine Spread, Table, Salt Reduced
  • 623 Margarine, Cooking
  • 617 Margarine Spread, Polyunsaturated
  • 533 Margarine Spread, Polyunsaturated (60-65% Fat), Red Salt
  • 533 Margarine Spread, Reduced Fat (~ 60% Fat), Poly, Red Salt
  • 533 Margarine Spread, Table
  • cheese

  • 518 Cheese, Marscapone
  • 458 Cheesecake Filling, Dry Mix
  • 442 Cheese, Parmesan
  • 409 Cheese, Cheddar, Reduced Salt
  • 404 Cheese, Gloucester
  • 404 Cheese, Havarti
  • 404 Cheese, Cheddar (Mild, Tasty, Vintage)
  • 385 Cheese, Cheshire
  • 385 Cheese, Colby
  • 382 Cheese, Swiss
  • 380 Cheese, Gouda
  • 376 Cheese On Toast, Grilled
  • 375 Cheese, Feta, Low Salt
  • 370 Cheese, Blue Vein
  • 363 Cheese, Provolone
  • 362 Cheese, Kasseri
  • 362 Cheese, Kefalograviera
  • 356 Cheese, Pecarino
  • 354 Cheese, Edam
  • 354 Cheese, With Nuts
  • 342 Cheese, Cheddar, Reduced Fat, Reduced Salt
  • 333 Cheese, Fat-Modified, Reduced Cholesterol
  • 345 Cheese, Nfs
  • 344 Cheese Spread, Cream Cheese- Or Neufchatel-Based
  • 342 Cheese, Cheddar, Reduced Fat, Reduced Salt
  • 337 Cheese, Brie
  • 332 Cheese, Swiss, Reduced Fat
  • 332 Cheese, Smoked
  • 327 Cheese, Cheddar, Reduced Fat (25% Reduction)
  • 323 Cheese, Gouda, Reduced Fat
  • 319 Cheese, Processed Swiss
  • 308 Cheese, Camembert
  • nuts

  • 728 Macadamia, Roasted, Unsalted
  • 721 Macadamia, Roasted, Salted
  • 695 Pecan Nut
  • 681 Walnut
  • 655 Walnut, Honey Roasted
  • 650 Mixed Nut No Peanut, Raw
  • 630 Hazelnut
  • 626 Peanut, Flavoured
  • 626 Peanut, Roasted, No Skin, Salted
  • 626 Peanut, Roasted, Unsalted
  • 626 Cashew, Roasted, Salted
  • 626 Cashew, Roasted, Unsalted
  • 625 Almond, Roasted
  • 624 Hazelnut, Raw
  • 614 Peanut, Roasted, With Skin, Salted
  • 606 Mixed Nut & Seed Mix
  • 604 Peanut, Honey Roasted
  • 602 Mixed Nut Including Peanut, Roasted, Salted
  • 602 Mixed Nut Including Peanut, Roasted, Unsalted
  • 600 Peanut Butter, Salted, No Added Sugar
  • 600 Peanut Butter, Unsalted, No Added Sugar
  • 597 Macadamia Nut, Chocolate-Coated
  • 597 Macadamia, Raw
  • 592 Almond, Dry Roasted, Unsalted
  • 592 Peanut Butter, Nfs
  • 590 Mixed Nut Including Peanut, Raw
  • 586 Almond, Raw
  • 583 Peanut Butter, Salted, Added Sugar
  • 583 Peanut Butter, Unsalted, Added Sugar
  • 580 Almond, Dry Roasted
  • 576 Cashew, Dry Roasted
  • 571 Cashew, Raw
  • 570 Peanut Butter & Honey
  • 558 Hazelnut, Chocolate-Coated
  • 555 Peanut, Dry Roasted, Salted
  • 555 Peanut, Dry Roasted, Unsalted
  • 552 Peanut, Raw
  • 544 Peanut, Chocolate-Coated
  • 535 Mixed Nut & Carob/ Chocolate &/Or Yoghurt-Coated Piece Mix
  • seeds, and seed butter

  • 624 Tahini, Sesame Butter
  • 586 Seed, Pumpkin, Roasted
  • 585 Seed, Sesame
  • 580 Seed, Sunflower, Roasted, Unsalted
  • 576 Sesame Paste
  • 575 Seed, Mixed
  • 570 Seed, Sunflower, Roasted, Salted
  • 565 Seed, Mixed
  • 563 Seed, Sunflower, Dry Roasted
  • 558 Seed, Pumpkin, Raw
  • 552 Seed, Sunflower, Raw
  • miscellany

  • 550 Snack Mix, Bhuja, W/ Soy Noodle, Peanut, Green Pea, Sultana
  • 550 Snack Mix, Oriental, W/ Soy Noodle, Pea, Peanut
  • 550 Snack, Pea-Based
  • 542 Whitener, Beverage, Dry Powder
  • chocolate, and confections

  • 524 Slice, Chocolate, With Nuts, Uniced, Commercial
  • 520 Slice, Peppermint, Peppermint-Filled, Choc-Topped, Commercial
  • 511 Slice, Chocolate, With Nuts, Iced, Commercial
  • 504 Slice, Made From Ready-To-Eat Breakfast Cereal, Iced
  • 500 Slice, Chocolate, W/ Puffed Rice & Confec Bar, Choc-Topped
  • 496 Slice, Caramel, Caramel-Filled, Chocolate-Topped, Commercial
  • 495 Slice, Made From Ready-To-Eat Breakfast Cereal, Uniced
  • 492 Slice, Coconut, Coconut Biscuit Base, Iced, H/Made
  • 490 Slice, Peppermint, Peppermint-Filled, Choc-Topped, H/Made
  • 487 Slice, Chocolate, With Nuts, Uniced, Homemade
  • 484 Slice, Chocolate, Plain, Uniced
  • 479 Slice, Cherry, Cherry & Coconut-Filled, Choc-Topped, Commercial
  • 475 Slice, Muesli, Uniced, Homemade
  • 475 Slice, Chocolate, Nfs
  • 463 Slice, Nfs
  • 461 Slice, Chocolate, With Nuts, Iced, Homemade
  • 459 Slice, Fruit & Nut, Rich
  • 454 Slice, Chocolate, Plain, Iced
  • 451 Slice, Muesli, Iced, Homemade
  • 446 Slice, Chocolate, With Fruit & Nuts, Uniced
  • 446 Slice, Caramel, Caramel-Filled, Chocolate-Topped, Homemade
  • 446 Slice, Coconut, Jam-Filled, Coconut&Egg White-Topped, H/Made
  • 455 Slice, Coconut, Coconut Biscuit Base, Iced, Commercial
  • 439 Slice, Muesli, Yoghurt- Or Carob-Topped, Commercial
  • 433 Slice, Muesli, Iced, Commercial
  • 428 Slice, Coconut, Jam-Filled, Coconut-Topped, Commercial
  • 428 Slice, Chocolate, With Coconut, Uniced
  • 426 Slice, Chocolate, With Fruit & Nuts, Iced
  • 418 Slice, Muesli, Uniced, Commercial
  • 417 Slice, Cherry, Cherry & Coconut-Filled, Choc-Topped, H/Made
  • 416 Slice, Chocolate, With Fruit, Uniced
  • 404 Slice, Chocolate, With Coconut, Iced
  • 402 Slice, Chocolate, With Fruit, Iced
  • 396 Slice, Chocolate, With Cake Crumbs, Uniced
  • 396 Cheesecake, Pastry Crust, Baked
  • 390 Cheesecake, Plain, Cream Cheese, Crumb Crust, Homemade
  • 339 Cheesecake, Plain, Biscuit Crumb Crust, Commercial
  • 336 Cheesecake, Chocolate Flavour, Crumb Crust, Commercial
  • 328 Cheesecake, Nfs
  • 322 Cheesecake, From Packet Mix
  • cereals, and grains

  • 378 Cereal Mixed Grain, Sugar >35% Fortified
  • 353 Cereal beverage, dry powder
  • 330 Gingerbread
  • 323 Semolina, Raw
  • 321 Scone, Fruit
  • 317 Scone, Plain
  • sausage, raw or dried

  • 334 Sausage Roll, Individual Size






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