>Are you sneaking snacks from your child’s Halloween candy?

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Halloween Candy Quiz
(courtesy of the Wellness Coordinator at my place of employment)

Which of the mini version is lowest in calories & fat — Milky Way, 3 Musketeers or Snickers?

Answer: 3 Musketeers has 24 cal. & less than 1 g. of fat/mini, Milky Way has 38 cal. & 1.6g of fat/mini & Snickers has 42.5 cal. & 2.25g of fat/mini.

Which has fewer calories — 2 Twix Fun Size or 1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup?

Answer: 2 Twix Fun Size has 80 cal./cookie, so 2 Twix bars have 160 cal. One little Peanut Butter Cup has 180 cal. – 11g. total fat; 3.5g.. saturated fat!

Which is highest in calories & saturated fat — Mounds, Almond Joy or 2 packs of Fun-size M&Ms?

Answer: Almond Joy & Mounds tie for highest calories at 200cal. each. The 2 packs of Fun-size M&Ms has 180 cal. Mounds and Almond Joy also tie for highest in sat. fat with 8g/serving which is more fattening than a Quarter Pounder at 7g. of sat. fat. Who knew! The 2 packs of M&Ms also has 8g. total fat with 5of those grams being sat. fat.

Which has more calories 5 mini Kit-Kats or 35 pieces of Candy Corn?

Answer: 35 pieces of Candy Corn have 12 more calories than 5 mini Kit-Kat bars. One Candy Corn = 6.36 calories each. But the Kit-Kats have 8g of sat. fat/serving.

Which has more calories — 20 peanut M&Ms or 7 Hershey Kisses?

Answer: Each Hershey Kiss has 22 calories each, so 7 kisses add up to 155 total calories. 20 Peanut M&Ms has 220 calories. However, the peanut M&Ms have a little more nutritional value with 4g of protein and less sat. fat.

And then she adds this disclaimer: “Remember that one occasional mini candy is always an okay treat. Occasionally is the key!”

All I know is that they all taste better with a cup of good coffee on the side.

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3 thoughts on “>Are you sneaking snacks from your child’s Halloween candy?

  1. >Gosh, ya know, that MIGHT just be the reason my pants are tight this week! (Maybe. It could also be the donuts they are supplying us with at work, too. Probably both.)

  2. >Oh no! Not my Reese’s! This post gets major props for its educational value. Especially useful for us home alone. Thanks.h 🙂

  3. >I know that everything in moderation is good – that said, a day without chocolate would be a dull one for me! I do read the nutritional values and calculate them into my daily caloric allotment. I also know that when I deny myself something (like chocolate) I want it even more.

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