A Halloween Candy Calorie Cheatsheet

October 27th, 2011

We shlep to FIVE Trick or Treating extravaganzas, starting tomorrow with the town-wide walkabout. Then Saturday is her school’s school-wide thingy. Sunday it’s the Spooky Tea at the Boston Harbor Hotel (my favorite cuz I get champagne). Monday she has her classroom party. Then we have friends coming over for a spooky dinner before going actual neighborhood trick or treating. Wait. I don’t mean to get all old man on you, but when we were kids we went trick or treating once.

One thing’s for sure: there will be candy at each. Duh.

I was happy to find this quick reference calorie cheatsheet via Redbook (I posted it last year too…go ahead…call me lazy but it’s still applicable) on popular Halloween candy. And I was quite spooked by how many calories are in some of my favorite treats. Oh well. It is only once a year. Actually for us, it’s five times.

BEST CHOCOLATE MINIATURE

3 Musketeers Minis

(24 calories, less than 1g fat)

WORST CHOCOLATE MINIATURE

Butterfinger Minis

(45 calories, 2g fat)

BEST FRUITY CANDY

Fun-size Lemonheads

(50 calories, 0g fat for 10 pieces)

WORST FRUITY CANDY

Starburst Fruit Chews

(204 calories, 4g fat for 10 pieces)

BEST FULL-SIZE CANDY BAR

York Peppermint Pattie

(140 calories, 2.5g fat)

WORST FULL-SIZE CANDY BAR

Snickers

(280 calories, 14g fat)

BEST HALLOWEEN SPECIALTY CANDY

Peeps Pumpkins

(16 calories, 0g fat)

WORST HALLOWEEN SPECIALTY CANDY

Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin

(170 calories, 10g fat)

And here are a few of the classics broken down…

One Dum Dum lollipop

20 calories, 0g fat

Three Hershey’s Kisses

67 calories, 4g fat

Handful of candy corn

(10 pieces) 64 calories, 0g fat

One Original Tootsie Roll

26 calories, 0.5g fat

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One Response to “A Halloween Candy Calorie Cheatsheet”

  1. Jodi says:

    I don’t see anything about 100 Grand Bars or SweeTarts, so they must be fat and calorie free. That’s what I’m choosing to believe, anyway.

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