Halloween Candy

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I’m going to be busy with trick or treaters later so I’m going to make this short and sweet (pun intended) today and just blatantly steal from an article on delish.com about the “healthiest” kinds of Halloween candy.  So check out their list below and just for today, let’s not feel guilty about pigging out on candy!

According to the lovely people at delish some of the most popular candy choices ranked best to worst for their nutritional value are:

1. Reese’s Pumpkins

One piece clocks in with 90 calories and 8 grams of sugar, which is about two teaspoons, but there’s 2 grams of protein as well.

2. Take 5

One bar contains 100 calories, 9 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

3. Smarties

A single roll is only 25 calories and 6 grams of sugar.

4. Jolly Rancher

One of these hard candies has 40 calories and 7 grams of sugar. That’s great if you can stop after just one but these suckers are usually consumed en masse. No, just us?

5. Tootsie Pop

We’re not sure how many licks it takes to get to the center, but we do know that one lollipop contains 60 calories and 10 grams of sugar.

6. Snickers Peanut Butter

Eat one bar and you’ll have put away 130 calories and 12 grams of sugar, which is the same as three teaspoons. Plus 2 grams of protein.

7. Nerds

A box of these tiny treats includes 45 calories and 11 grams of sugar.

8. Caramel Apple Pops

These less popular lollys contain 60 calories and 10 grams of sugar.

9. Charm’s Blow Pop

Made nearly entirely from sugar, this hard candy’s got 13 grams of the sweet stuff.

10. Sugar Babies

Aptly named, this candy contains 15 grams of sugar—nearly four teaspoons’ worth. And that’s based on the snack size.

11. Sweettarts Chew

Just four of these tangy treats clock in with 140 calories and 24 grams of sugar, the equivalent of six teaspoons.

12. 3 Musketeers

Put away three mini bars and you’ve consumed 200 calories and a whopping 30 grams of sugar, however there’s 1 gram of protein to help counteract that.

13. Reese’s Cups

This peanut-butter-and-chocolate pair includes 220 calories, 22 grams of sugar, and 13 grams of fat. But there’s 5 grams of protein, too. (I’m guessing the Pumpkins get first place because there is only 1 in a package.)

14. Brach’s Candy Corn

A couple handfuls of this Halloween classic equals 140 calories and 28 grams of sugar.

15. M&Ms

A trio of snack packs totals 190 calories, 26 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

16. Nestlé Crunch

Three of these mini chocolates contain190 calories, 21 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

17. Hershey’s Milk Chocolate

Eat three snack size bars and you’re putting away 190 calories, 21 grams of sugar, and 11 grams of fat—though you also get 3 grams of protein.

18. Kit Kat

Three two-piece bars adds up to a whopping 210 calories, 21 grams of sugar, 11 grams of fat, and 3 grams of protein.

So there you have it – enjoy your candy tonight.  Happy Halloween!

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