What's Your Halloween Candy Look Like with Sugar??

What's Your Halloween Candy Look Like with Sugar??

Goblins, ghouls, and creatures from the Upside-Down aren’t the only scary things at Halloween — the sugar count on candy bars and spooky treats can be pretty frightening, too. The average trick-or-treater consumes an unnerving 3 cups of sugar in Halloween candy, equating to about 220 sugar packets.

But swearing off all Halloween candy isn’t necessarily the answer. Depriving yourself can lead to cravings, sending you straight to the candy bowl after the trick-or-treaters have left. Instead, keeping portion sizes in check and enjoying only your favorite treats is a much more reasonable approach to the occasion.

Luckily, most Halloween treat options come in individual packs that make portion control easier. We recommend keeping snacks to about 10 grams of sugar (about 2 teaspoons) to avoid major blood sugar spikes and crashes.

Here’s what 10 grams of sugar looks like in some of your favorite Halloween treats. You might be surprised how they stack up to healthier choices like fruit.

 

1 FUN SIZE SNICKERS BAR (You aren't you when you're hungry, right?)

9g sugar, 80 calories, 4g fat, 11g carbs, 1g protein

 

1 FUN SIZE PACK PEANUT M&M's

9g sugar, 90 calories, 5g fat, 10g carbs, 1g protein

 

6 PIECES OF CANDY CORN (The one you love or hate, nobody is meh about it)

9g sugar, 40 calories, 0g fat, 9g carbs, 0g protein

 

1 YORK PEPPERMINT PATTY

9g sugar, 50 calories, 1g fat, 11g carbs, 0g protein

 

2 REESE'S MINIATURES (The fav in our house)

9g sugar, 88 calories, 5g fat, 10g carbs, 2g protein

2 TWIZZLERS

10g sugar, 66 calories, 0g fat, 16g carbs, 0g protein

3 DOVE DARK CHOCOLATE SQUARES

9g sugar, 126 calories, 6g fat, 12g carbs, 0g protein

2/3 CUP CARAMEL CORN

9g sugar, 140 calories, 5g fat, 24g carbs, 2g protein

 

6 GUMMY BEARS (Bouncing here and there and everywhere!)

9g sugar, 43 calories, 0g fat, 10g carbs, 0g protein

1 CLEMENTINE

9g sugar, 47 calories, 0g fat, 12g carbs, 0g protein

 

1 SMALL APPLE

10g sugar, 52 calories, 0g fat, 13g carbs, 0g protein



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