Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe: How Many Calories Are In The Donut Sandwich?

By iScienceTimes Staff on June 10, 2013 5:00 PM EDT

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A Krispy Kreme sloppy joe is on the menu at the San Diego County Fair. Said creator Charlie Boghosian, "I took that first bite, and I swear to you...my brains stopped, I couldn't even think." (Photo: Twitter: misangela)

A Krispy Kreme sloppy joe is on offer at the San Diego County Fair, the creation of mad genius Charlie Boghosian, owner of the restaurant Chicken Charlie's.  

Boghosian's sloppy joe is made of a glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut, sliced open and stuffed with sloppy joe, a tomato-based sauce and cheese. 

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If you happen to be at the San Diego County Fair and find yourself hungry after just one Krispy Kreme sloppy joe, you can pair it with a Krispy Kreme chicken sandwich or bacon-wrapped pickles, and for desert, deep-fried balls of battered red Kool-Aid. 

"I've eaten so much sloppy joe the traditional way," Boghosian told Yahoo. "I thought, 'We've got to change it up.'"

"We're known for crazy fried foods, so this is a little bit different. It's crazy, but it's not fried."

Chicken Charlie's sells a Krispy Kreme chicken sandwich, which is popular with customers, so it was only natural for Boghosian to test out a Krispy Kreme sloppy joe.

"I took that first bite, and I swear to you...my brains stopped, I couldn't even think. Then I realized, the sweet and salty was unbelievable. Then I kept on eating and eating...I couldn't put it down. I got addicted. It was so darn good."

The Krispy Kreme sloppy joe has been a big hit so far, says Boghosian, who sells the sandwich for $7.95.

Brian Little, director of corporate communications for Krispy Kreme, told Yahoo that they have nothing to do with the Krispy Kreme sloppy joe, but that "Krispy Kreme fans have always found unique and interesting ways to use our doughnut products."

"However," Little added, "it's not likely that you're ever going to see us introduce a sloppy joe sandwich in our shops."

So how many calories is Boghosian's franken-sandwich?

There's no official Krispy Kreme sloppy joe calorie count, but Yahoo performed an amateur calorie analysis. According to Krispy Kreme's website, a single glazed doughnut has 200 calories and 12 grams of fat. Yahoo estimated a sloppy joe at 300 calories and 7 grams of fat, using info from Myfitnesspal.com. So the total calorie count, they estimate, is around 500 calories and 19 grams of fat.  

Chicken Charlie's will be bringing its heart-attack sandwich on the road, serving the Krispy Kreme sloppy joe at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, Calif., from July 12 through August 11, and at the Los Angeles County Fair from August 30 through Sept. 29. 

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