Halloween is just the beginning of the “candy season” here in America. After Halloween comes Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter, all of which are based largely on getting consumers to buy lots of candy in celebration. So what’s the harm in a little candy? Well considering most of us will consume more than “just a little” candy this Halloween, the aftermath can be somewhat spooky and can blind us from our weight loss goals!
Even though lots of Halloween candy is in a miniature “fun size” the calories and sugar are still very apparent. Let’s pick 3 candy favorites as an example: Fun-size 100 Grand bar has 95 cals and 11g sugar, Skittles has 80 cals and 14.5g sugar and a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup has 110 cals and 10.5g sugar! If you have one of each, that totals up to be 36g of sugar or 9 teaspoons!
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