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The Best and Worst…Halloween Candy


October 6, 2011

I know, you so don’t want to hear that the average person consumes a whopping 24 pounds of candy a year, right? Sad to say, but it’s the truth. I found this article, via Eat This, Not That, and just had to share…I know, the health nut in me is coming back!

{P.S. if you’re known to dig into the Halloween bowl multiple times, you may want to forego reading the rest—don’t say I didn’t warn you!!}

Fun Size Candy Bars
Worst: Butterfinger (100 calories, 4 grams fat)
Best: 3 Musketeers Fun Size (63 calories, 2 grams fat)

Classic Fruit Candy
Worst: Airheads—3 minis (140 calories, 1.5 grams fat)
Best: Dum Dum Pops—3 pops (77 calories, 0 grams fat)

Miniature Candy Bars
Worst: Twix—3 pieces (150 calories, 8 grams fat)
Best: Tootsie Roll—3 pieces (70 calories, 1.5 grams fat)

Chewy Candy
Worst: Brach’s Milk Maid Caramels—4 pieces (160 calories, 4.5 grams fat)
Best: Now and Later—4 pieces (53 calories, 0.5 grams fat)

Seasonally Themed Candy
Worst: Reese’s Pumpkin (170 calories, 10 grams fat)
Best: Candy Corn—11 pieces (70 calories, 0 grams fat)

What’s sad is that some of my favorite little treats are on this list…goodbye Twix and Reese’s–our renezvous are going to have to occur a lot less often. However, I promise NOT to be the lady who gives away apples and fruit snacks to the trick-or-treaters–a little splurge never hurt anybody 😉
So, what’s your favorite go-to for Halloween candy?

  1. Luckily, 3 Musketeers are one of my favorites! They used to put out Halloween themed bon bons and not to sound like an old lady, watching her soaps and eating bon bons, but they were heaven! I haven't been able to find them the past couple years though 🙁

  2. Hailey says:

    Boo. Reese pumpkins are my FAVORITE! I try to stay away but sometimes it is so dang hard.

  3. Amy says:

    I've heard reeses are the worst candy around…too bad they taste so yummy! But, we never keep candy in the house to avoid that 24lb statistic. I've learned if I get a craving and it's not on hand I won't give in because the effort to go to the store for that one thing just isn't worth it.

  4. BeckyJo606 says:

    I am so sad to see Reese's pumpkins are so bad for you! They are so delicious!

  5. Kayln says:

    I am literally eating a Twix as I read this post!!! Hahaha

  6. Hannah says:

    I LOVE candy corn!! I just wish they would make them in miniature bags of 11 because I could eat them all day 😉

  7. Mateya says:

    Of course Reeese's pumpkins are my favorite and they're the worst!

  8. Sarah says:

    I hate you for sharing this but appreciate it!! (:

  9. I am a big fan of candy corn – this is the first time I have ever choosen the better for you option! – sarah

  10. AllyceR says:

    I LOVE candy corn! Especially the pumpkin ones!

  11. Good thing I really dont like candy!

  12. New follower!!! I love your blog!!!!! I probably consume way more than the average, ha! And I eat the worse choices! Oh well, run run run, and work it off! Can't wait to get to know you! Hope you'll come visit me!

  13. Shari says:

    I'm definitely a Reese's, Snickers, and Twix lover. Can't help myself. 🙂

  14. Jamie says:

    Ohhhh and I love the mini Twix! Can't eat too many this year!

  15. Well, it seems the "worst" candies are much yummier 😉 I cannot wait to eat candy, seriously it's been two months. I.may.go.crazyyyyyyy.

  16. Chocolate = my weakness!!!

    I was wondering if you could tell me where you got the anti-strectch mark lotion and what it is called.

    Thanks a bunch!! 🙂

  17. "The Mrs." says:

    That's too funny! All my fav's are the worst…go figure! HA!

  18. Ashley says:

    Hi Natasha! I've been following for a bit and decided to comment on this one. 24 pounds a year? That just sounds ridiculous! But I don't think it's going to stop me from having my milk duds and candy corn ha ha! Have a good weekend and congrats (a little late) on your sweet bundle!

  19. Kristin says:

    Yeah I shouldn't have read that! Ha!

  20. I love and hate this post. Of course all my favorites are labeled "worst"! haha.

  21. oh no- my candy drawer is stocked with reeses, twix and take 5 (which is pretty much a combination of the 2), oh boy, it's going to be a 'big' november 😉

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