Candy Tricks or Treats?

posted on October 24, 2011 by  |  posted under Halloween  |  4 Comments

Candy tricks or treats

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It’s THAT time of year! If you are like me, you already have Halloween candy purchased and laying around the house. If I’m LUCKY, I’ll have enough left by Monday to actually hand out :) When you are trying to watch your waistline, all of that candy can be your worst enemy, but it doesn’t have to be! Check out this fantastic info that Shelley and Vital Juice shared about which candies are TRICKS and which are TREATS for your waistline :)

Candy tricks or treats

With Halloween candy flying everywhere in my house, this daily tip caught my eye!

That’s Fit recently took a walk down the candy aisle to investigate. While they don’t say any particular candy is healthy, there are definitely some choices that are better than others.

Candy tricks or treats

5th Avenue (1 full-size bar) — 280 calories, 14g fat
Snickers (1 full-size bar) — 280 calories, 14g fat
Twix Caramel (2 bars) — 280 calories, 14g fat
Baby Ruth (1 full-size bar) — 280 calories, 13g fat
Butterfinger (1 full-size bar) — 270 calories, 11g fat
Milky Way (1 full-size bar) — 260 calories, 10g fat
Mr. Goodbar (1 full-size bar) — 210 calories, 14g fat

Trident Gum (1 stick) — 5 calories, 0g fat
Smarties (1 roll) — 25 calories, 0g fat
Tootsie Roll (1 piece) — 50 calories, 1g fat
Pixy Stix (7 straws) — 60 calories, 0g fat
Hershey Kisses (3) — 75 calories, 1.5g fat
Jolly Rancher Gummies (10 pieces) — 120 calories, 0g fat
York Peppermint Patty (1 piece) — 140 calories, 2.5g fat”

Good to know! I will chose my candy wisely, but oh I MUST have at least one bite sized snickers! Which candies will you splurge on and which will you try to avoid? :) Good luck!

Candy tricks or treats

    1. October 24th, 2011 at 6:43 am
      my honest answer says:
      I should not have read this without eating breakfast! Now you are making me want a twix so badly.... This time of year is bad for the waistline.
    2. October 24th, 2011 at 1:20 pm
      Natalie Johnson says:
      I think I'm going to get "tricked-out" this halloween. Sorry ladies, the holidays don't count in my calorie tally.
    3. October 24th, 2011 at 5:50 pm
      Kim says:
      If only this compared the fun-size bars, not full size bars. It's pretty easy for me NOT to eat 5 or 6 full size bars, but the fun-size bars are a whole other story.
    4. October 25th, 2011 at 12:19 pm
      Shauna says:
      I am weird and usually hoard my candy and then forget to eat it - yes, I know, strange. However, yesterday, something was wrong with me - I ate 2 snack size Pay Day candy bars and a Baby Ruth. Love anything with nuts, caramel and/or nougat. Definitely on the Trick list I'm sure.
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