Food

# How Many Waffles Can Leslie Knope Eat In A Year?

Tumblr user craponaspatula1 figures it out. Scientifically.

1. No seriously, how many waffles do you think Leslie Knope eats in a year?
1. 686 - 537 waffles
2. 497 - 419 waffles
3. 343 - 228 waffles
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## 2. The Data:

J.J.: Sure, anything for my favorite customer.
Leslie: I bet you say that to all the girls.
J.J.: Oh no, no. Actually you are my favorite. You’ve spent over a thousand dollars last year on waffles alone.

-From Season 3, Episode 2, “Flu Season”

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## 3. SCIENCE:

“I checked at 3 local diners to determine average price for one belgian waffle, a la carte. Average price for a belgian waffle in San Francisco: $6.25. Ran this through a calculator that corrects for cost of living in various cities. Estimated cost for a similar waffle at a similar establishment in Indiana:$4.37.

I did not factor in price of toppings (such as whipped cream) or other accompaniments, as JJ specified this was for for waffles ALONE.

I decided that “over a thousand dollars” meant between $1,000 and$1,500.

I did not include waffles eaten elsewhere, made from home, or bought for her at JJ’s by other people (such as adorable co-workers in the hospital).”

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## 4. Conclusion:

“Leslie bought between 228 and 343 waffles from JJ’s last year. That’s 4 to 7 waffles per week.”

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