The Fit Fridge Halloween “Goodie Guide”

Looking for healthier alternatives to the usual Halloween treats?  Here’s a quick break-down of how favorite Halloween candies stack up sugar-wise along with some fun, non-candy options.  Visit www.cookinglight.com and search “Halloween Candy” for more candy nutrition comparisons.
Candy Comparisons (ordered from less to more sugar)
Rolo Caramels in Milk Chocolate: 1 Rolo (6g): 27 calories, 0.9 g sat fat, 3.7 grams sugar
Hershey’s Nuggets Dark Chocolate with Almonds: 1 nugget (9.5g): 45 calories, 1.5g sat fat, 4g sugar
Wonka Mini Laffy Taffy: 1 mini taffy (8.5g): 30 calories, 0.3g sat fat, 4.2g sugar
Hershey’s Assorted Miniatures: 1 miniature (8.6g): 42 calories, 1.4 g sat fat, 4.4g sugar
Starburst Fun Size: 2 Starburst candies: 40 calories, 0.8g sat fat, 6g sugar
Smarties: 1 roll (7g): 25 calories, 0g fat, 6g sugar
Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Minatures: 1 bar (0.49 oz): 77 calories, 2.7g sat fat, 7g sugar
Mounds Snack Size Bar: 1 bar (17g): 80 calories, 3.5g sat fat, 7g sugar
Kit Kat Wafer Bar, Snack Size: 1 bar (0.49 oz/14g): 70 calories, 2.3g sat fat, 7g sugar
Reese’s Pieces Snack Size: 1 bag (13g): 67 calories, 2.7g sat fat, 7.3g sugar
Haribo Gummi Candy: 1 bag ( <0.5 oz):  50 calories, 0g sat fat, 7.3g sugar
Twix Fun Size Bar: 1 bar (16g): 80 calories, 3g sat fat, 8g sugar
Sweet Alternatives (*usually free of common food allergens; check labels to be sure):
Pretzels: 1 snack pack (about 1 oz): 100 calories, 0.5g sat fat, <1g sugar
 *Glee Gum: 2 pieces: 5 calories, 0g sat fat, 2 g sugar
*Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops: 1 lollipop: 23 calories, 0g sat fat, 5g sugar
*Surf Sweets Natural Gummy Bears: 1 snack pack (0.9 oz): 43 calories, 0g sat fat, 6g sugar
Chewy Granola Bars: 1 bar (about 0.8 oz):  100 calories, 1.5g sat fat, 7g sugar
*Raisins or 100% Fruit Strips: 1 fruit strip or mini box raisins (0.5 oz): 42 calories, 0g sat fat, 8g sugar
Non-Food Treats (try a local party store or Oriental Trading Co. online):
Halloween stickers and removable tatoos
Fall-themed pencils, pens, erasers or bookmarks
Mini puzzles or Slinkies
Jump ropes, small balls or gliders and mini Frisbees
Friendship bracelets, themed “fun bands” or Halloween rings
Small stuffed animals, bendable figures or pom-pom critters
Party packs of Play Dough

 

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