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Your Halloween Candy Nutritional Cheat Sheet

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With so much candy overflowing from the kids’ Halloween baskets, don’t even pretend like you’re not going to sneak a piece or two away from them (or, you know, buy a bag for yourself when you see Halloween candy is on super-deep discount at CVS). But some cheats are better than others. But if you’re looking to satisfy a sweet tooth without ODing on fat and sugar completely, what do you choose? Is one light and fluffy Peeps Marshmallow better or worse than a tiny, bite-size Snickers bar? We rounded up some Halloween favorites and standardized the serving size to 34g—about the size of one Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin—so you can compare, if not apples to apples, marshmallow pumpkins to candy corn when it comes to the nutrition info. Here’s what we found out.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins
Serving Size: Around one piece.
(Normal serving size given is 34g/one piece.)
Calories: 170
Fat: 10g
Total Carbohydrates: 18g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 16g
Protein: 4g

Fun Size M&Ms
Serving Size: A little more than two packs.
(Normal serving size given is 45g/three packs.)
Calories: 166
Fat: 8g
Total Carbohydrates: 24g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 21g
Protein: 1.5g

Hershey’s Miniatures
Serving Size: About four pieces.
(Normal serving size given is 43g/five pieces.)
Calories: 166
Fat: 10g
Total Carbohydrates: 21g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 17g
Protein: 2g

Fun Size Snickers
Serving Size: Around two pieces.
(Normal serving size given is 34g/two bars.)
Calories: 160
Fat: 8g
Total Carbohydrates: 21g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 17g
Protein: 3g

Brach’s Candy Corn
Serving Size: Around 17 pieces
(Normal serving size given is 39g/19 pieces.)
Calories: 122
Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrates: 31g
Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 20g
Protein: 0g

Tootsie Roll Pops
Serving Size: Around two lollipops
(Normal serving size given is 17g/one pop.)
Calories: 120
Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrates: 30g
Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 20g
Protein: 0g

Peeps Marshmallow Pumpkins
Serving Size: Around 8½ pumpkins
(Normal serving size given is 32g/eight pumpkins.)
Calories: 117
Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrates: 30g
Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 28
Protein: 1g

So, if you’re looking to be only slightly sinful this Halloween, it’s better to skip the chocolate. Stick to the Tootsie Rolls, Peeps Pumpkins, and candy corn. You can mail all of the Reese’s to the editorial department of Westchester Magazine, and we’ll take them off your hands for you.

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