We Ranked 15 Halloween Candies by Nutritional Value

Amanda Montell


Healthy Halloween candy: an oxymoron or a legitimate possibility? Even though most us of can't get away with trick-or-treating anymore (curse that middle school growth spurt!), we never really get too old to resist the bowlfuls of Halloween candy that materialise in every office kitchen and grocery aisle come October. (My weakness is sour lollipops… I can't put them down!)

Now, we wouldn’t wish a candy-free October on anyone, but there are certain sweet treats whose nutrition facts are scarier than others. We carefully studied the ingredient lists, calories, fat, and sugar content of 15 popular Halloween candies and ranked them in order of frightfulness. (We also threw in how long the average woman would have to trick-or-treat—at a brisk pace, may we add—in order to burn them off.)

So when raiding your little cousin's Halloween loot this year, now you'll know which treats will keep your costume fitting comfortablyBefore you unwrap a single piece, read this!

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