October 27, 2011

Halloween Candy

I get daily emails from "Eat This, Not That" and I look forward to them because they really include some pretty interesting information. A lot of the tips are how to make smart swaps at restaurants or at the grocery. I like the advice because it's easy things you can do to make healthier choices without having to cut anything out of your normal diet.

Anyway, today's email featured the best and worst Halloween candy. Naturally, most of the "not that" option is what I generally prefer...but, luckily, I don't particularly hate the "eat this" suggestions. Either way, it's good info to know if you're trick-or-treating this weekend, or, you know, just buying bags of candy for your purse.

"Fun-sized" Candy Bar
Not that: Butterfinger (100 calories) I think I may be the only person I know that doesn't like Butterfingers
Eat this: 3 Musketeers (63 calories)

Classic Fruit Candy
Not that: Airheads (3 pieces, 140 calories)
Eat this: Dum dum pops (3 pieces, 77 calories)

Minature Candy Bars
Not that: Twix (3 pieces, 150 calories)
Eat this: Tootsie roll (3 pieces, 70 calories)

Chewy Candy
Not that: Brach's milk maid caramels (4 pieces, 160 calories)
Eat this: Now and Later (4 pieces, 53 calories)

Seasonally-Themed Candy 
Not that: Reese's pumpkin (170 calories)
Eat this: Candy corn (11 pieces, 110 calories)

My absolute favorite candy bar of all time is Snickers. I'm also a huge fan of Hershey's Take 5 bars. I am obsessed with the chocolate/pretzel combo and those Take 5 bars are money. After trick-or-treating, I would always trade out 3 Musketeers and Milky Ways for Snickers and Crunch bars (since they didn't have Take 5 back in the day.)
no gross candy, please

1 comment:

  1. I ate Take 5 candy bars during my first full marathon! Obviously that was before I discovered Shot Bloks. :)