Let me begin by saying that I only allow myself to buy candy corn after Oct. 1. That way, I will only eat it for one month straight, instead of two. I am a candy-holic. Always have been, always will be.
This makes it particularly hard for all the sweet tooths out there to survive the holidays — Halloween being the very first in a string of many. But sometimes, knowledge is power. And just having an idea of portion size or calorie counts may help you the next time M&M's are melting in your hand (if they're already in your mouth, forget it).
So, we hit the Halloween shelves at the grocery store (no, I did not leave empty-handed) and built this beautiful infographic to show you what 100-calorie portions of your favorite Halloween candy looks like. And don't worry, after researching, I was a bit surprised too. One fun size Butterfinger bar is 85 calories!
The award winners for roughly 100-calorie portions:
Lowest sugar content: Twix fun size at 4 grams
Lowest fat content: Tootsie Pop, Nerds mini boxes, Gobstopper, SweeTarts and Brach's, all at 0 grams
And, the not-so-award winners:
Highest sugar content: Gobstopper and SweeTarts, both at 24 grams
Highest fat content: Hershey's assorted chocolate bars miniatures at 7 grams
So, how do you stay on the healthy track when you're tempted everywhere to indulge? Consider these three ideas:
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