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Good choice, bad choice Halloween Candy

| October 20, 2011


Making healthy Halloween candy choices can be a scary proposition. After all, the miniature-sized, chocolate-covered bites can’t be all bad, can they? The answer depends on how many bite-sized morsels you eat and the surprising number of calories and fat jammed into those little pieces. We are not trying to suck the fun out of Halloween but we thought you might want to compare some tricky treats! We looked at calories and fat for our comparisons.

 Good choice

Dum-Dum Pop: 25 calories, 0 grams fat

Peeps Ghost:  28 calories, 0 grams fat 

Smarties candy roll: 25 calories, 0 grams fat

Tootsie Roll Midgee: 23 calories, .5 grams fat

Laffy Taffy miniature: 30 calories: .4 grams fat

 Twizzler Strawberry Twist (individually wrapped): 40-47 calories, .4 grams fat

 Bad choice

 Butterfinger Pumpkin: 160 calories, 8 grams fat

 Candy Corn (about 22 pieces) 140 calories, 0 grams fat

 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup: 88 calories, 5 grams fat

 Skittles (fun pack): 60 calories, .6 grams fat

Reese’s Nutrageous (fun size): 95 calories, 5.5 grams fat

 Almond Joy (fun size) 91 calories, 5.5 grams fat

 Snickers (fun size) 72 calories, 3.7 grams fat

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