The good, bad of Halloween candy

Published 12:31 am Saturday, October 25, 2014


Halloween is just days away, and Americans are expected to purchase 600 million pounds of candy this year.

But what candies are the healthiest and worst for little ones to eat?

Making the worst list are Mr. Goodbar, NutRageous, Snickers, Baby Ruth and Mounds.

A Mr. Goodbar packs 250 calories, 17 grams of fat, 26 grams of carbohydrates and 22 grams of sugar.

NutRageous has 240 calories, 14 grams of fat, 26 grams of carbohydrates and 21 grams of sugar.

Snickers has 181 calories, 9.9 grams of fat, 19.4 grams of carbs and 18.2 grams of sugar.

One Baby Ruth bar has 64 calories, 3 grams of fat, 9.1 grams of carbs and 7.6 grams of sugar.

Mounds has 80 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 10 grams of carbs and 7 grams of sugar.

The best options for Halloween candy include Jolly Ranchers, Blow Pops, Gobstoppers, Pixy Stix and Candy Corn.

Three pieces of Jolly Ranchers have 50 calories, 0 grams of fat, 13 grams of carbs and 8 grams of sugar.

One regular Blow Pop packs 60 calories, 16.8 grams of carbs and 12 grams of sugar.

Nine pieces of Gobstoppers have 60 calories, 0 grams of fat, 14 grams of carbs and 14 grams of sugar.

One Pixy stix packs 9 calories, 2.1 grams of carbs, 2.1 sugars.

Nineteen pieces of candy corn has 140 calories, no fat, 36 grams of carbs and 32 grams of sugar.