Help! I Can’t Get Enough Of It!

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… 

  1. Stop eating the candy
  2. Exercise more
  3. Find my will power
  4. 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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  • I had the same problem, but I've never had any willpower with candy or anything sugary! Thankfully we did finally eat all of it! Although now we have an oreo cheesecake in the fridge from date night last night. Ugh. thing about the skittles is that they have vitamin C. Too bad they are otherwise pure sugar because they are my downfall!

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