10.27.2011

6 Worst Halloween Candies on the Market

 Butterfinger Minis
4 pieces: 180 calories, 8 grams fat, 18 grams sugar

These sweets pack a serious amount of calories and 2 grams of fat. According to the calories burned calculator at Mayoclinic.com a 145-pound person would need to briskly walk for 30 minutes to burn off 4 piecs of Butterfinger.

Starburst Fruit Chews
8 pieces: 160 calories, 3.5 grams fat, 23 grams sugar

Most fruit candies contain very little or no fat. Starbursts are the exception. Each little piece contains 20 calories, which can add up pretty quickly.

Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkin
1 piece: 180 calories, 11 grams fat, 16 grams sugar

Although the combination of chocolate and peanut butter can be tempting, this pumpkin can seriously derail your healthiest eating intentions. Opt for chocolates without peanut butter for calorie savings.

Baby Ruth
1 "fun size" bar: 83 calories, 4 grams fat, 10 grams sugar

Again, the combination of chocolate and peanuts puts this treat on our worst offenders list. There's certainly nothing "fun" about crazy amounts of fat and calories. 

Mounds
1 "fun size" bar: 250 calories, 13 grams fat, 21 grams sugar

Thanks to the high-fat coconut filling, these little chocolate nuggets boast big fat and calorie counts. Skip this treat all together and opt for a small piece of dark chocolate.

Twizzlers

4 pieces: 150 calories, 1 gram fat, 21 grams sugar
Although these carry very little fat, they are filled with sugar which can turn to fat. Opt for the sugar-free versions or dried fruit instead.

Via: Reader's Digest Editors

3 comments:

Elisabeth said...

oh no! I LOVE mountds. this is a problem. thanks for sharing!

Shelly said...

Well, YOU'RE no fun!!! :) I was hoping that if I just closed my eyes there wouldn't be any calories.

Chapman Family said...

So, I wonder what the best candy is...?

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