Top 10 Worst Halloween Candies and an Alternative
Number #2 – Half a pack of Skittles has more sugar than a scoop of Haagen-Dazs Cookies and Cream Ice Cream.
Number #3 – Nine Twizzlers carry as many calories as a Wendy’s Double Stack Burger.
Number #4 – Butterfinger”Fun Size” Bar is the worst offender—there’s no quicker way to swallow 100 calories.
Number #5 – Brach’s Airheads (3 pieces) – Sugar and filler carbohydrates, artificial colors and flavors, and partially hydrogenated oils—a source of trans fat.
Number #6 – Twix has the worst saturated fat profile of any candy in your kid’s trick-or-treat bag
Number #7 – Brach’s Milk Maid Caramels – This candy contains a couple milk derivatives (whey and “lipolyzed butter fat”), but it hardly constitutes a dairy product. Plus, 90 percent of the fat is saturated
Number #8 – Reese’s Pumpkin – Nearly two-thirds more calories than a regular Reese’s peanut butter cup!
Number #9 – Candy corn is one step above wax fangs on the Halloween candy flavor chart. It’s nothing but corn syrup mixed with three other kinds of sugar, some wax, food coloring and mineral oil.
You know that mineral oil is a laxative, right?
Number #10 – Mounds Candy Bar – It packs a whopping 10 g of saturated fat—the highest of any candy bar, and 50% of your daily recommended limit.
What’s an alternative? Smarties candy. The whole roll is actually only 25 calories!
or if you want to be REAL good… CHEWING GUM!!!
The chewing suppresses cravings, and each piece has only about 15 calories.