That glorious gob of brightly wrapped Halloween candy your child brought home after a night of trick or treating is wickedly tempting you to devour it. Before you sneak a piece (or two) of the Halloween candy or allow children to eat the candy, knowing the calorie count down of some of the more popular brands of trick or treat candy will help make the candy choices less wicked, since not all treat are created equal.
Not Too Wicked Halloween Treats
Some types of Halloween candy are low in calories and have zero fat in them, making them a not too wicked candy choice when eaten in moderation. One roll of Smarties or one Dum-Dum Pop contains 25 calorie and 0 fat. One Tootsie Pop or ten pieces of candy corn contains 60 calories and 0 fat.
Trick or Treat Candy with a Hint of Calorie Wickedness
Those delightfully wicked miniature boxes of Halloween candy and tiny little bars of trick or treat candy beckon to our taste buds. Here’s the fat and calorie count down on the miniature favorites – One fun-sized Snickers or Twix candy bar contains 80 calories and 4g of fat; one mini box of Junior Mints has 80 calories and 1.5g of fat and a fun-sized pack of Skittles has 80 calories and 1g of fat.
Very Wicked Trick or Treat Candy
Think only the chocolate trick or treat candy will make the ‘very wicked’ list since even the aroma of chocolate probably has calories in it? Not true, since not all treats are created equal, one non-chocolate treat comes in second on the ‘very wicked’ treat list.
The popular trick or treat candy that tops the list for being the highest in calories and fat content is the Hershey’s chocolate bar, which contains 210 calories and a whopping 13g of fat. The second worst offender, the non-chocolate treat, is the lovable Twizzlers. Just four strands of Twizzlers contains 160 calories. The good news is that Twizzlers are low in fat, four strands of Twizzlers contain only 1g of fat.
Rounding out the wicked trick or treat candy list are Peanut M&M’s and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. One fun-sized pack of Peanut M&M’s contains 90 calories and 4.5g of fat, three miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups contain 132 calories and 8g of fat.
Not all trick or treat candy is created equal, when choosing which delectable pieces of Halloween candy to devour, choosing the ‘not too wicked’ treats will help prevent the evidence from still being around (the waistline, hips and thighs) next Halloween.