Do you have a sweet tooth? Did you eat too many Halloween Candies and got sick? Maybe you ate the worst candy!
Halloween Candies, this year was a blast and with the cool weather, the little ones enjoyed more treats than tricks. Candies, lollipops, gummy bears, candy sticks, Twizzlers, Snickers, KitKat, and so many other candies will certainly spell-bound the adults as well but we all know they’re not healthy.
Though candies do not fall in the healthy diet list, there’s no need to worry about this delicious delights. It’s because there are certain candies that are healthy to eat if you control your proportion, which means if you pick-up one that comes in bite-size. So, without wasting further time, let’s go through the Halloween Candies List: From The Worst To The Best so that you can have a guilt-free, healthy Thanks Giving!
Halloween Candies List: From The Worst To The Best
If you love the delicious 3 Musketeers then this might break your heart. These bars have labels light in them, but there’s nothing light about them. These bars contain 240 calories, 36 grams of sugar and five grams of saturated fat. They are also loaded with trans fats in the form of hydrogenated palm kernel oil, which we all know, raises our bad cholesterol levels. They also increase your risk of developing heart diseases and stroke.
9. Brach’s Candy Corn
Candy Corns, the tri-colored Halloween Candies that was invented back in the 1800s are crazy rich with sugar. The recipe for candy corn has remained virtually the same since the beginning—the main ingredients are sugar, corn syrup and marshmallow. Just 19 pieces add up to a whopping 28 grams of sugar—that’s nearly up there with the sugar content of an entire can of Coca-Cola! So, it’s better to keep the candy bowl out of reach of kids!
8.Sour Patch Kids
I personally am not a fan of sour patch kids but honestly, these are not as bad as I imagined. The candy is sweet, tangy, sour, appetizing and what not. Plus, once you’ve eaten all the little kid-shaped candies, there is always a corner of your bag with leftover sour powder that feels like a true kiss from the almighty the second you put it on your tongue. BUT, One two-ounce box of this candy contains a stunning 36 grams of sugar and 140 calories, along with preservatives and artificial colorings.
The main ingredients that makeup Butterfingers chocolate bars are corn syrup, ground roasted peanuts, cocoa, molasses, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, monoglycerides, TBHQ, and annatto color. TBHQ or Tertiary Butylhydroquinone is a chemical preservative which can bring on multiple side-effects when added to products in excess amounts. This might come off as shocking as the German market rejected Butterfinger chocolate bars due to the use of genetically modified ingredients from corn. Nestle packed up and left Germany, refusing to use GMO-free ingredients.
6. Twix Caramel Cookie Bars Minis
Ah.. the Twix Caramel Cookie Bars, one of my favorites. These are not that bad as these bite-size crunchy candies contain 150 calories and 15 grams of sugar. Each pack consists of 3 pieces and if you have only one, then you cut out 10 grams of sugar from your diet. Therefore, instead of having an entire packet, let your kid have just one piece as a treat.
A per snack size bar of mounds contains 80 calories, 4.5 grams of fat and 3.5 grams of saturated fat. Though the coconut filling tastes amazing, the bar gets almost half its calories from fat, a big NO-NO and it has more than 3 gms of saturated fat, not good for your health either. And the dark chocolate isn’t dark enough to see any health benefits.
4.Kit Kat Minis
Kit Kat bars are one of the world’s most popular chocolate Halloween Candies and one of my favorites too. When eaten in moderation, Kit Kat Mini Bars are not that bad. One miniature bar of KitKat contains 52 calories (45% Fat, 50% Carbs and 5% protein). If your kid is craving for a treat, a single KitKat mini won’t do much damage to your child’s health.
3.Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Unless you have a peanut allergy, no one says no to Reese’s cup. They’re so cute and small and taste absolutely amazing. It’s peanut butter and chocolate! What’s not to love? Not only this they are also healthy to munch on as they are a good source of protein. A standard serving packs five grams of it, about the equivalent of a handful of almonds or a half a cup of chickpeas.
2. Tootsie Rolls
A single serving of Tootsie Rolls, which is 40 grams or approximately six pieces of candy, contains 140 calories, 3 grams of fat and 1/2 gram of saturated fat. I won’t say these are perfectly healthy to eat but these chewy delights are small enough in size with low fat, so it won’t cause any health hazards if taken in moderate levels. Tootsie Rolls may be your best option. 6 pieces contain only 3 grams of fat.
1. Hershey’s Special Dark
Hershey’s has extra-dark chocolate squares with 60 percent cacao, but the brand’s special dark chocolate candy bar has only 45 percent cacao. For heart-health benefits, enjoy a 1-ounce portion of a high-percentage cacao Hershey’s dark chocolate three times per week. It does not contain hydrogenated oils that are responsible to increase your bad cholesterol levels.