Halloween is coming soon, so that means lots of candy! Usually my house does not get many trick-or-treaters, so I have a lot leftovers. It's not a surprise that candy is bad for you. In this article, I discuss the top five Halloween candies and rank them based on how good they are for you (5 is the worst and 1 is the best).
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are one of the most liked candies, yet it is one of the most unhealthy ones. Weird, right? It has peanut butter, which is healthy, but it is high is calories, fat, and sugar. A snack size is 220 calories and half of those calories are from fat. In other words, 20% or 13 g of Reese's are fat. It also contains 22 grams of sugar, which is a lot.
Snickers are a combination of chocolate, caramel, and peanuts. They are healthier than Reese's but are still not good for you. A fun size has 160 calories, 17 grams of sugar, and 8 grams of fat (12%).
3. Regular M & Ms
M & Ms are in the center of the healthy range. I'm not saying M & Ms are good for you but they are also not the worst option. Plain fun size M&M's have 190 calories, 26 grams of sugar, and 7 grams of fat (11%). Luckly, Mars announced that they are trying to remove all artificial colors from it's candies (including M&Ms), which will greatly improve its health benefits.
Skittles are better for you than the other candies listed above because it is much lower in fat. The fun size of Skittles are 190 calories, 34 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of total fat (0%).
1. Sour Patch Kids
Sour Patch Kids are the healthiest option. They are obviously not the best snack to have due to its large amounts of sugar and high acidic content (which breaks down tooth enamel). The treat size has 120 calories, 22 grams of sugar, and 0 (0%) grams of total fat.