Halloween Candy: It Doesn’t Have to Be a Calorie & Fat Disaster
Most people know what they like and like what they know when it comes to candy.
Most don't even notice the different calorie and fat content from piece to piece, nor do they care or even want to know. That's not the point of Halloween, they say.
Granted, but if you must have all facts and be in control at all times, because, you know, that's how you roll, tootsie, here's some help in determining where it all adds up, how fast, and the candy that does the least damage to the love handles ...
Gummy worms. Specifically, the Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers. One serving of eight gummy worms comes in at 100 calories and 14 grams of sugar. And since they're chewy, you can eat them more slowly.
A single peanut butter cup has 110 calories and 11 grams of sugar . . . but there's also two grams of protein and one gram of fiber. And the individually-wrapped ones for Halloween help keep your portions in check.
Blow Pops. Each one has 13 grams of sugar but only 70 calories. Plus sucking on one will take you a while to finish, and then you get some gum when you hit the center.
Snickers. A four-piece serving of Snickers Miniatures has 170 calories and 18 grams of sugar ... plus three grams of protein and one gram of fiber. But if you can somehow eat just one or two pieces, knocks your sugar intake to less than 10 grams.
Twix. It's 150 calories and 15 grams of sugar for a three-piece serving of the Twix Minis. But the Fun Size versions, which are 250 calories for two pieces.
Kit Kats. The Kit Kats Miniatures 170 calories & 17 grams of sugar for 4 pieces.
Twizzlers Strawberry Twists. It's 90 calories and 13 grams of sugar for three snack size pieces, but almost no protein or fiber.
Tootsie Roll Midgees. They're chewy, so you can take your time eating them. But six pieces have 140 calories and 20 grams of sugar . . . and no protein or fiber.
Candy Corn. A serving size of candy corn is 19 pieces, which contains 140 calories and 28 grams of sugar. And since they're not individually-wrapped like some of the other options, it can be hard to stop at one serving.
Candy corn = 7 calories each
Gummi bears = 9 calories each
1 Roll of Smarties = 25 Calories
1 strip of candy buttons = 40 calories
1 mini box of Nerds = 45 calories
1 Ring Pop= 60 calories
1 fun size Nestle Crunch = 63 calories
1 fun size Milky Way = 80 calories
1 fun size Butterfinger = 85 calories
1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup = 100 calories (One? C’mon! You can’t eat just one!)
28 M&Ms = 142 calories
1 roll of Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape = 180 calories
Trick or Treat!