Candy Season: Best and Worst Halloween Candy
The candy consumption begins. It all starts this weekend with Halloween, unless you’ve already opened the jumbo packs of Snickers, that are supposed to be for the trick-or-treaters at your door on Sunday. I’m not judging…
Make sure you do grab enough treats of your own though because it will probably last you until Christmas. That’s where the fun continues. Christmas candy is just as big as Halloween. There are too many flavors of candy canes to count.
I remember when it was solely about the red-and-white-striped peppermint candy cane, that you didn’t eat until you took down the tree. Now, candy canes are irresistibly colorful, sweet and sour.
After the holidays pass, and the year ends, you think you’ve made it safely without having to hit up your dentist. Then, Valentine’s Day comes around, with the quickness, and you probably eat enough candy for you and the Valentine you do…or don’t have. I’m still not judging.
By now, you’ve already said, to hell with your New Year’s Resolutions to stay away from sugar and decide to splurge on chocolate with the Easter bunny. We get it.
Eating candy is not a crime but splurging is never good if you want to stay away from the dentist and cardiologist.
Make smart choices and have good oral hygiene. Brush, floss, gargle and floss some more. Eat candy in moderation, like everything else that’s bad in the world.
1. Jolly Ranchers: Three of these hard candies have 70 calories, no fat and 11 grams of sugar.
2. Blow Pops: This 18-gram candy-gum combo has 60 calories, no fat and 13 grams of sugar.
3. Gobstoppers: Nine pieces of this treat have 60 calories, no fat and 14 grams of sugar.
4. Pixy Stix: There are 60 calories, 0 grams of fat and 15 grams of sugar in seven straws of this fruit-flavored candy.
5. Candy Corn: Nineteen pieces of this ultimate Halloween candy has 140 calories, no fat and 32 grams of sugar.
1. Mr. Goodbar: A 49-gram bar has 250 calories, 17 grams of fat (including seven grams of saturated fat) and 23 grams of sugar.
2. NutRageous: a 51-gram amounts to 260 calories, 16 grams of fat (including five grams of saturated fat) and 22 grams of sugar.
3. Snickers: A 59-gram bar has 280 calories, 14 grams of fat (five grams of saturated fat) and 30 grams of sugar.
4. Baby Ruth: A 60-gram bar has 280 calories, 14 grams of fat (8 grams of saturated fat).
5. Mounds: 230 calories, 13 grams of fat and 21 grams of sugar. It also has 10 grams of saturated fat.
So now that you have choices this Halloween and for the whole candy season, be responsible. Enjoy being a kid again, but don’t forget about your health and your teeth.