Thursday, October 30, 2008

Best and worst Halloween candy

MSN posted this info from Keri Glassman, author of The Snack Factor Diet, identifying the healthiest and least healthy candy as follows:

BEST CANDY CHOICES (from lowest calorie count): One stick of Trident gum, Reese's Mini Cup, Three Kit Kat Bites, Miniature Mr. Goodbar, Snack-Size Raisins, Hershey's Milk Chocolate Miniature, Three Jolly Ranchers, Small Tootsie Roll, Miniature York Peppermint Patties, Charms Blow Pop

WORST CANDY CHOICES: Fun size Snickers, Fun size Milky Way, Fun size Kit Kat, Fun size Skittles Original Fruit, Ten Wild n' Fruity Gummy Bears, Fun size Butterfinger, Fun size M&M's Plain, Fun size M&M's Peanut, and the worst... Snack Size Twizzler Twists

Considering my true love for Peanut M&M's, I haven't got much to say about this. Get the full calorie counts here.

And if you are interested in the environmental impact of the holiday (and some major guilt for loving candy rich in HFCS), check out Slate's Green Lantern post here.

(thnx Bec)

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