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Trick or Treat: Nutritional Data on Popular Halloween Candy

Posted Nov 11 2009 10:03pm

Millions of children along with adults will be out this Halloween dressed up in who-knows-what gathering up all the candy they can carry.  At the end of the night there won't be too many 'healthy' items in that goodie bag or leftover candy that you bought to give out.  Either if it is you or your children who eat the candy, it would be interesting to see just how many calories and sugar is in each little candy item.  We can separate the relatively good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to calories and grams of sugar from these sweet treats.  Below are many of the most popular Halloween candies with their amount of calories and grams of sugar.

 Not So Scary
Jolly Rancher hard candy (3 pieces) - 50 calories, 7 grams of sugar
Smarties (1 roll) - 25 calories, 6g sugar
Nerds (1 small box) - 50 calories, 12g sugar
3 Musketeers fun-size bar - 63 calories, 10g sugar
Tootsie Pop - 60 calories,10g sugar

 A Little Scary
Snickers fun-size bar - 80 calories, 8.5g sugar
Skittles fun-size pack - 60 calories, 11g sugar
Starburst (4 candies) - 80 calories, 11.3g sugar
Milky Way fun-size bar - 75 calories, 10g sugar

Milk chocolate M & M's fun-size bag - 90 calories,11.5g sugar
Butterfinger fun-size bar - 100 calories, 10g sugar
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup - 105 calories, 10.5g sugar
Brach's Candy Corn (13 pieces) - 98 calories, 21.5g sugar

I don't know, maybe for some treats it would be healthier to wear the candy instead of eating them.  Have a great Halloween.  Think about moderation and also be safe out there.
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