Wordless Wednesday: Dessert, Desserts and Calories!

by Migdalia Rivera

Ever since they changed the laws in New York, making restaurants display the calories on their menus, I can’t eat dessert without feeling guilty! I use to be able to eat a salad, then order a delicious piece of cheesecake or a scrumptious brownie without feeling any dieter’s guilt. I mean seriously I had a salad right? Everyone knows that the fiber in the salad made the dessert’s calories disappear!

Now when I go to pick out my dessert, this is what I see…



 The owner told me patrons rarely order desserts now. Hmmm I wonder why?

Does your state display calories?

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marissa November 25, 2009 at 1:23 am

Wow, I think that would make it hard to order dessert too! However, I would try my best to just ignore it…cheesecake is just too good to worry about how many calories are in it!

2 CatSynth November 25, 2009 at 1:43 am

I might have to start ordering more deserts so they don’t go unappreciated :) I generally don’t have much of a sweet tooth, though, except for chocolate.

I’m not sure I noticed the calories on menus on this trip in NY – that doesn’t mean they weren’t there, it just means I wasn’t paying attention…

3 Ms. Latina November 25, 2009 at 1:55 am

@ CatSynth: They even have it in Dunkin Donuts now, which I think is horrid LOL I use to be so care free! But I learned that Delis are not required to post calories so when I have a sweet tooth I go there!!

4 Deb November 25, 2009 at 2:08 am

Ouch! But we go out so rarely, I think I’d do it anyway, it’s part of the whole experience.

5 Alicia November 25, 2009 at 2:20 am

Oh man! I hope that doesn’t come into affect here! LOL, well, knowing me, I’d still order the dessert. heehe

6 Joanne November 25, 2009 at 2:23 am

My husband will definitely like these treats! :) His such a fan of chocolates and sweets :)

I played as well ->

7 Ms. Latina November 25, 2009 at 2:32 am

@ Alicia: You’re an active Mom so I don’t think you need to worry about calories anyway!

8 Run DMT November 25, 2009 at 2:41 am

Yeah, that would definitely ruin your appetite. MAN!

9 sunnymama November 25, 2009 at 4:09 am

I have never heard of that being done here. Hope it doesn’t catch on! Happy WW :)

10 Robin from Israel November 25, 2009 at 5:25 am

Oh wow, that would so take the fun out of ordering dessert :(. I suppose you could always share one to take some of the sting out of it.

11 Melanie @ Whimsical Creations November 25, 2009 at 9:14 am

They took the fun out of having dessert once in a while didn’t they?

12 Ms. Latina November 25, 2009 at 9:26 am

@ sunnymama: I hope it doesn’t either!

@ Robin from Israel: I thought about that but those brownies and the cheesecake are so delish that I end up eating the whole thing!

@ Melanie @ Whimsical Creations: I think thats why I’ve taken up baking ;)

13 Tina November 25, 2009 at 9:29 am

Yikes! No, I have not seen the calories listed (nor do I want too)

14 Trish November 25, 2009 at 9:35 am

My thought process is this, if no one sees you eat then calories dont count :)

15 Dragonfly Lady November 25, 2009 at 9:42 am

OOH… now that’s naughty!

Happy WW and Thankgiving…. lets go and enjoy some pumpkin pie!!

Here’s a recipe:-

16 Ms. Latina November 25, 2009 at 9:55 am

@ Tina: They even list them on Dominos pizza! I never realized they had so many calories till I looked at the menu. The boys complain, but now I won’t buy it.

17 Trish @IamSucceeding November 25, 2009 at 10:09 am

I would love that..would make me think twice! :)

18 Julie@Momspective November 25, 2009 at 10:21 am

I think I lost 2 pounds with a virus this week and I think I just gained it back looking at these! YUM!

19 Mariana November 25, 2009 at 11:41 am

Oh my goodness… I WISH bakeries/restaurants did that over here. Seeing 630 calories for one dessert would definitely make me think twice about ordering it. Unfortunately this probably means the prices are going to go up on all the sweets! :(

20 Sabrina November 25, 2009 at 12:24 pm

If I want it bad enough…I eat it. Not the wisest or healthiest thing to do. Everything in moderation…

21 Ms. Latina November 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm

@ Mariana: I have to admit my cholestoral has gone down but I still miss my sweets!!!

@ Julie@Momspective: Thats the only thing I do now- look cause knowing the calories scared me away!

@ Trish @IamSucceeding: It def. made me think twice! I don’t buy them either. I am baking more which is good because I use healthier alternatives now.

22 Cascia @ Healthy Moms November 25, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Wow that is a lot of calories. But they do look good! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

23 Ms. Latina November 25, 2009 at 1:26 pm

@ Cascia @ Healthy Moms: I knw! I actually got pics of the once with the LEAST amount of calories. Some were 800+!

24 Ms. Latina November 25, 2009 at 1:28 pm

@ Sabrina: Thats the problem, once I savor that sweetness, I can’t stop! No self control here ;) thats why I miss our work-outs! You and Wanda pushed me!!!!

25 Ofelia November 25, 2009 at 1:43 pm

New Jersey does not require calories – I try to do the research if possible afterward. Most times I say “well it was worth it”. Better to enjoy the food instead of just drooling over it and wondering. You know the saying “curiosity killed the cat”

26 Secret Mom Thoughts November 25, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Yummy! Not sure if they are worth the calories.

27 dianne - bunny trails November 25, 2009 at 3:42 pm

That’s just so sad. Those look delicious, too.

28 mizhelle November 25, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Awww sad! wish they put it on small font hahaha looks yummy!

u may view mine here

29 Ms. Latina November 25, 2009 at 4:10 pm

@ Secret Mom Thoughts: Now that I know exactly how many calories are in each, I haven’t eaten them like I use to. That would cost me way too much time on the trendmill!

30 Kristi November 25, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Unfortunately, the posted calories wouldn’t sway me. I’d still shovel those delicious goodies in my mouth! LOL
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! :)

31 Rachel November 26, 2009 at 9:24 am

Hi LatinaonaMisson,

I just subscribed to your blog! I really enjoy your articles. :)

I also work in Midtown Manhattan. I noticed these desserts were from Europa Cafe! Cool!

Anywho, I would have to say that many people have realized the amount of empty calories they use to consume per day. I am one who completely stopped having a donut/danish/bagel in the morning with my coffee. Now I just have fruit and coffee or a granola bar and coffee. It has helped a lot.


32 Funkidivagirl November 30, 2009 at 9:54 pm

Oh Lord I hope they never display dessert calories here in Georgia! Can you imagine? I think the state’s economy would be in trouble!

On the other hand, while I do enjoy dessert, sometimes I eat something that’s just not worth it. So, if I knew the calories then I would think twice and save my calories for the really good stuff.

33 Life with Kaishon January 8, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Oh my gosh. This would definitely make me stop eating dessert too! I think I need to move to NY : )!

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