Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Candy--Tricks or Treats?

We usually have around 200 Trick or Treaters on Halloween. Since we really don't have any little children in our neighborhood these kids are coming from other places around town. Needless to say, we don't usually have any candy left. Which is a good thing--I don't need the extra calories!

That’s Fit" recently took a walk down the candy aisle to investigate popular candies. While they don’t say any particular candy is healthy, there are definitely some choices that are better than others. (I don't really know what is worse though, the fat or the sugar amounts.)

5th Avenue (1 full-size bar) — 280 calories, 14g fat
Snickers (1 full-size bar) — 280 calories, 14g fat
Twix Caramel (2 bars) — 280 calories, 14g fat
Baby Ruth (1 full-size bar) — 280 calories, 13g fat
Butterfinger (1 full-size bar) — 270 calories, 11g fat
Milky Way (1 full-size bar) — 260 calories, 10g fat
Mr. Goodbar (1 full-size bar) — 210 calories, 14g fat

Trident Gum (1 stick) — 5 calories, 0g fat
Smarties (1 roll) — 25 calories, 0g fat
Tootsie Roll (1 piece) — 50 calories, 1g fat
Pixy Stix (7 straws) — 60 calories, 0g fat
Hershey Kisses (3) — 75 calories, 1.5g fat
Jolly Rancher Gummies (10 pieces) — 120 calories, 0g fat
York Peppermint Patty (1 piece) — 140 calories, 2.5g fat”

For more scary reading check out this post on more Halloween Candy facts.

(Do you raid your child's Halloween stash?)

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