I don’t know what my problem is, but I can’t stop eating the Halloween candy! We don’t normally have candy in the house so maybe that’s it, but this year it seems worse for me. I do like candy but I would rather eat ice cream or brownies over candy bars.
I seem to have lost my will power. Normally, I would just give the candy away but that’s not fair to Cooper and Cole. So I need to either…
- Stop eating the candy
- Exercise more
- Find my will power
- All of the above!
Seriously, I need to stop and I will because we are almost out of candy! No, I’m kidding…we still have a few bags left.
Here is some interesting information I found about which candy is ‘better’ for you than others. So if I must continue to eat the Halloween candy, at least I can focus on some over others as they might be a ‘bit’ better for me.
- PayDay beats Reese Peanut Butter Cups: Reese Cups contain polyglycerol polyricinoleate (PGPR), a commercial emulsifier used to reduce cocoa butter. Plus, PayDay is the only candy to list peanuts, not sugar, as the first ingredient.
- Kit Kat beats Twix: They’re similar in calories and sugar (and both include PGPR), but Twix’s ingredient list is surprisingly long. Even more surprising? Twix is marketed as a biscuit topped with caramel and chocolate, but there’s no caramel on the ingredient list.
- M&Ms beat Skittles: Both contestants in this classic Halloween showdown contain artificial colorings and wax. M&Ms at least offer a tiny amount of calcium and protein, and less sugar.
- 3 Musketeers beats Hershey Milk Chocolate: The Hershey bar has that sneaky PGPR, while 3 Musketeers was unique among the candies surveyed in actually including real cocoa powder.
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