Halloween Candy: Trick or Treat?

Each Halloween, Americans buy about 600 million pounds of candy. If you have too big of a sweet tooth to avoid the sugary stuff this time of year, it is important to be informed about which candies are really detrimental to your health and which ones aren’t so bad.

Use the lists below as a guide to whether you should indulge in a certain candy or avoid it at all costs:

Treat! (Best) Trick! (Worst)

Smarties (1 roll)

  • 25 calories
  • 0 grams of fat
  • 6 grams of sugar

Skittles (1 bag)

  • 250 calories
  • 2.5 grams of fat (all saturated)
  • 47 grams of sugar

Candy Corn (11 pieces)

  • 70 calories
  • 0 grams of fat
  • 14 grams of sugar

Twix (1 regular bar)

  • 280 calories
  • 14 grams of fat (11 grams saturated)
  • 27 grams of sugar

Now and Later (4 pieces)

  • 53 calories
  • .5 grams of fat
  • 10 grams of sugar

Mounds (1 bar)

  • 230 calories
  • 13 grams of fat (10 grams saturated)
  • 21 grams of sugar

Starburst (9 pieces)

  • 130 calories
  • 0 grams of fat
  • 22 grams of sugar

Baby Ruth (1 bar)

  • 280 calories
  • 14 grams of fat (8 grams saturated)
  • 33 grams of sugar

York Peppermint Patty (1 large patty)

  • 140 calories
  • 0 grams of fat
  • 22 grams of sugar

Butterfinger (1 bar)

  • 270 calories
  • 11 grams of fat (6 grams saturated)
  • 29 grams of sugar

Milk Duds (13 pieces)

  • 170 calories
  • 6 grams of fat (3.5 grams saturated)
  • 20 grams of sugar

Snickers (1 bar)

  • 280 calories
  • 14 grams of fat (5 grams saturated)
  • 30 grams of sugar