Children and adults around the country are gearing up for Friday night’s festivities. Wigs are being coiffed, fangs are being applied and candy lovers everywhere are preparing to satiate their sweet tooths.
But just how many calories are in those miniature candy bars? We know most people celebrating are in the camp of “calories don’t count tonight.” But in case you’re wondering, here’s a guide to how many calories are in your favorite Halloween candy.
When it comes to chocolate lovers, Snickers, Reese’s Peanut Butter cups and Kit Kats are all popular giveaways. If you consume two Snickers fun-size bars tonight, that’s 70 calories, 8 grams of fat and 17 grams of sugar. Go for a single Reese’s Peanut Butter cup and that’ll be 110 calories, 7.5 grams of fat and 11 grams of sugar. If you eat three, two-piece Kit Kat snack- size packs, that’s 210 calories, 11 grams of fat and 21 grams of sugar.
For the M&M’s lovers, a single fun-size pack has around 73 calories, 2.6 grams of fat and 9.6 grams of sugar.
Maybe you’re into fruity hard candies instead. If that’s the case, you may be looking for some Sweet Tarts, Tootsie Pops, Jelly Belly or Mike and Ike in the bottom of your trick-or-treat sacks.
Get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? That’s a fat-free, 60 calories and 10 grams of sugar. A snack-size of Mike and Ike is also fat-free, with 80 calories and 14 grams of sugar and a snack-size of Jelly Belly is fat-free with 35 calories and 7 grams of sugar.
And that snack-pack of Sweet Tarts is also fat free with 50 calories and 12 grams of sugar.
When it comes to the most popular Halloween candy, the Daily Mail created a handy infographic after surveying nearly 1,000 people. According to the graphic, Snickers is the most popular, followed by Tootsie Pops, Reese’s, Skittles, Twizzler, Kit Kat and M&M’s.
And whatever you decide to eat, just make sure your costume rocks.
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