Halloween Candy Carbs

Halloween Candy Carbs
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Knock Knock. Who's there? Carbs. Carbs who? Fun Size carbs! Fun size, snack size, mini's... call them what you want, they are bit size snacks that pack a caloric punch. It's probably safe to assume you'll be eating some Halloween candy today. I consider Halloween is the gateway to the holiday season calories. It's a slippery slope that starts with a peanut butter cup and ends in doubled frosted sugar cookies coated in eggnog. So how much sugar is in that "fun size", "snack size", "mini", candy bar? How many calories? Here is some nutritional info on a few popular favorites so you don't get tricked this Halloween!

Under 40 Calories

Hershey Kisses filled with Caramel – 3 grams carbs, 21 calories (each)
Hershey Kisses with Almonds – 2 grams carbs, 23 calories (each)
Jolly Rancher - 6 grams carbs, 23 calories (each)
Smarties Candy (1 roll) - 6 grams carbs, 25 calories
Hershey Kisses – 3 grams carbs, 26 calories (each)
Laffy Taffy Chocolate (small bar) - 7 grams carbs, 32 calories
Twizzlers - 7 grams carbs, 32 calories

40-60 Calories

Starburst (2 pieces) - 10 g carbs, 40 calories
Dove Milk Chocolate squares - 6 grams carbs, 42 calories (each)
Charleston Chew bar (fun size) - 8 grams carbs, 45 calories
Twix (snack size) - 7 grams carbs, 50 calories
Nestle's Crunch bar (fun size) - 7 grams carbs, 50 calories
Tootsie Rolls - 10 grams carbs, 50 calories
Jr. Mints (fun size) - 12 grams carbs, 50 calories
Nerds (small box) - 12 grams carbs, 50 calories
Mike and Ike (small box) - 12 grams carbs, 50 calories
Lifesavers Gummies - 13 grams carbs, 52 calories (per roll)
York Peppermint Patties - 11 grams carbs, 53 calories
Milk Duds (snack size) - 9 grams carbs, 54 calories
Raisinettes (fun size) - 11 grams carbs, 56 calories
Tootsie Pops - 15 gram carbs, 60 calories
Caramel Apple Pops - 15 grams carbs, 60 calories

61-80 Calories

Three Muskateers bar (fun size) - 11 grams carbs, 64 calories
Hershey's Milk Chocolate bar (fun size) - 8 grams carbs, 67 calories
Mini Dots (mini box) - 17 grams carbs, 70 calories
Candy Corn (11 pieces) – 18 grams carbs, 70 calories
Nestle's Crunch Caramel bar (fun size) - 9 grams carbs, 70 calories
Kit Kat (fun size) - 9 grams carbs, 73 calories
Heath bar (snack size) - 9g carbs, 74 calories
Milky Way bar (fun size) - 12 grams carbs, 75 calories
Skittles (fun size) - 18g carbs, 80 calories
Snickers bar (fun size) - 10 grams carbs, 80 calories
Snickers Almond bars (fun size) - 11g carbs, 80 calories
Almond Joy (snack size) - 10 grams carbs, 80 calories

81-100 Calories

Baby Ruth bar (fun size) - 13 grams carbs, 85 calories
Butterfinger bar (fun size) - 14 grams carbs, 85 calories
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup - 10 grams carbs, 88 calories
Reese’s Nutrageous bar (fun size) - 9 grams carbs, 88 calories
M&Ms Plain (fun size) - 12 grams carbs, 88 calories
Mr. Goodbar (Snack size) - 9 grams carbs, 90 calories
M&Ms Peanut (fun Size) - 11 grams carbs, 93 calories
Pay Day (snack size) - 10 grams carbs, 90 calories
100 Grand bar (fun size) - 15 grams carbs, 95 calories
Butterfinger Crisp bar (fun size) - 13 grams carbs, 100 calories
Whoppers (small pouch ) - 16 grams carbs, 100 calories

Josha Krueger is a NSCA-CSCS certified personal trainer, an AFPA Sports Nutrition Consultant, and owner of Kru Strength + Fitness.

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