Skip to comments.The Best and Worst Halloween Candy for Kids
Posted on 10/30/2008 7:40:43 AM PDT by Oyarsa
With so many American children struggling with obesity, you may not find joy in handing out globules of empty Halloween calories.
The typical jack-o'-lantern bucket holds 250 small chocolate bars (about 9,000 calories), and 20 percent of kids eat every last piece they collect. If you don't want to be the neighborhood Scrooge who's giving out apples and dental flossor worse, pulling toilet paper from your trees the next daytry these tricks to treat their sweet tooths without expanding their waistlines.
(Excerpt) Read more at health.msn.com ...
Micheal Jackson candy = white chocolate with a nut inside.
In our house, they get one hour to eat themselves sick. (Dad too)
Then it’s swept and sent into Daddy’s work.
Let them eat what they want. It’s Halloween for pity sake. It happens once and year. And they’ve run for two hours before it anyway.
I’m giving out large Nestles Crunch bars for the healthy rice crispies inside and bags of Famous Amos chocolate chip oookies for comfort food.
Give out single sticks of Trident gum and your house gets egged. Just sayin...
When I was a kid... sigh, it seems so long ago, I did my paper route collecting at the same time. Got lots of tips, everybody was home, and TONS of candy. I would fill my paper sack with about 30 pounds or so.
|Type of Candy||Calories||Fat (g)||Saturated Fat (g)||Carbs (g)|
|Trident gum (1 stick)||6||0||0||0.9|
|Reese's Mini Cup (1)||35||2||1||4|
|Kit Kat Bites (3)||40||2||1.3||5|
|Mr. Goodbar (1 miniature)||42||2.6||1.4||5|
|Hershey's Milk Chocolate Miniature (1)||50||2.5||2||5|
|Jolly Rancher (3 pieces)||50||0||0||13|
|Tootsie Roll (1 small roll)||50||1||0||10|
|Miniature York Peppermint Patties (1)||53||1||1||11|
|Charms Blow Pop (1)||60||0||0||16.8|
Worst Candy Choices
|Type of Candy||Calories||Fat (g)||Saturated Fat (g)||Carbs (g)|
|Snickers (1 fun size)||70||3.5||2||9|
|Milky Way (1 fun size)||75||3||2||12|
|Kit Kat (1 fun size)||80||4||3||10|
|Skittles Original Fruit (1 fun size)||80||1||0||18|
|Wild n' Fruity Gummy Bears (10 pieces)||87||0||0||22|
|Butterfinger (1 fun size)||100||4||2||15|
|M&M's Plain (1 fun size)||100||4.5||2.5||15|
|M&M's Peanut (1 fun size)||110||5||2||13|
|Twizzler Twists (snack size)||130||0.5||0.5||31|
We are handing out aspirin and sucrets in honor of the cold and flu season.
Actually, we don’t have trick or treaters. They don’t like to climb.
From the last ****The Official Friday Silliness Thread****
The 10 Most Disappointing Treats for Trick-or-Treaters
Dentists and orthodontists should not be allowed to celebrate Halloween if they’re going to get all tooth doctory on us. Do not bring your work home with you, folks! We all have a personal responsibility to brush, and maybe some of us will forget, but your complimentary bristles on a stick (instead of a Snickers) will not help us remember. It will make us despise you and your trade.
Little boxes of stuck-together shriveled globs are not what little kids schlep around the neighborhood for all night. When they say trick-or-treat, they want candy that will rot their teeth, not wrinkled grapes. (Using an empty box as a kazoo-like instrument, though, is kinda fun.)
The most polarizing candy of all. The fruitcake of Halloween; it just never goes away. If you love them, fine. But don’t subject the rest of us haters to the sickeningly sweet triangle that tastes like neither candy nor corn.
These chalky candies are supposedly “fruit-flavored,” but no fruit I know tastes like dust — and makes everything eaten after taste like dust
Dum Dum Lollipops (they are NOT TootsieRoll Pops)
Usually, foods on a stick are yummy (corn dogs, ice pops), but Dum Dums just can’t be included on that list. Not even if they were breaded and deep-fried and served at a fair.
Long before “poisoned candy” scares, evil people were handing out apples instead of candy on Halloween. This disappointing “treat” is the main reason to avoid unwrapped food while trick-or-treating.
It looks like chocolate and sort of smells like chocolate, but the mini brown tubes are not real chocolate. They taste like watered-down chocolate, and have a chewy texture that will strip the fillings right off your molars.
Miscellaneous, Wrapped Hard Candies
Halloween is supposed to be a holiday for young people, not senior citizens who suck on hard candies all day. Something about the strawberry-shaped strawberries, gold-wrapped butterscotch, and peppermint feels past the expiration date. (These usually get set aside for Granny.)
I do not laffy when I get these. I sobby. I get depressedy. Because it gets all stucky to my teethy and doesn’t even taste that goody.
Who started calling it this? Since when is one bite fun?! Give us the rich houses with the sprawling driveways and full-sized candy bars any day. Portion control doesn’t need to start this young.
“try these tricks to treat their sweet tooths without expanding their waistlines”.
...this is SOOO stupid! What kid goes out trick or treating looking for a “low-fat”, “low-carb” alternative to candy?! You trick or treat and you eat the best stuff (Kit Kats, Milky Ways, Reeces PB Cups) then you throw the rest away or give the “Smarties” and “peppermints” to your Dad for the folks at the office! They’ll usually eat anything that’s free.
Teach your kids moderation in ALL things and have them get some exercise. There is NO excuse for a kid to be fat! And don’t give me that “glandular condition” BS! Use articles like this to line a bird cage.
We ate Halloween Candy for weeks after Halloween (how do you expect the barter system of 2nd-6th grade to work without the Fall installment of the Halloween stash!?!) and somehow managed to keep all our teeth.
Some of are fat of course, but that’s usually happened later on. haha
Circus Peanuts are easily the worst candy ever made...period.
I just usually hand out cigarettes and those little nip sized bottles of whiskey, since I’m concerned about the obesity epidemic.
I wouldn’t have expected twizzlers to be the worst either.
That list is hilarious!!
It’s Halloween for pete’s sake ! One day/night a year to dress up and eat lots of candy. Enjoy it !
Hey, I look at the bag of candy and gain weight.
Eventhough I’ve run for two hours with the kids!!!
I was allergic to chocolate - my favorites were Zagnut. Haven’t seen them in years!
Just let the kids eat too much candy. It’s only one day.
I’m handing out pennies this year, bad economy, spread the wealth, etc.etc.
Popcorn balls are my favorite!!! My kids used to have an agreement that they would give me the popcorn balls in exchange for my holding out some chocolate. Good deal for me!
These days it seems kids don't care as much about the chocolate -- they want all that super-sour fruit crap. *shudder*
I love Clark bars. I eat Zagnuts when I give up chocolate for lent. (I’m from Cleveland)
Did you get Mallo cups and Smoothies from Boyer in Altoona?
My dad was a salesman and Boyer was one of his customers (trucking sales) We would take a trip with him every summer and while he talked to customers, we got to go the the store there. We would get a box of each.
And were giddy at the ‘money’ inside. I got a 1.00 cardboard once! I’m not even sure we cashed them in.
I’m handing out almost every type of candy on the “worst” list. Oh well, at least the trick-or-treaters will be happy!
The kids are going to love you. *snicker*
They have to ruin everything. Everything from my childhood, everything from the America i grew up in has to be shown as wrong, corrupt, unhealthy, etc,,,
Screw em,,,, a kid at Halloween getting candy is great.
Im surpised we didnt get the obligatory warning that they will probably get molested at a third of all doorways or something.
What about Jack Chick tracts?
Here's my favorite treats. They all also safety sealed for my protection.
Not my kids.
We did a Halloween Campout this year. All through the campsite whenever someone would give us Whoppers, they would hand it to me and each of us would get one from the bag of three.
My older daughter is the Reeses PB Cup kid and gets them all. The younger one is into Milky Way.
Dad will eat anything.
Add the 11th ... booklets of Bible verses. Look lady, I'm here for the candy. If you think that kids trick-or-treating is step one on the path to Satan, just turn out your porch light that night. (yes, I had a neighbor like that when I was a kid).
You’ve raised smart children. ;-)
>>What about Jack Chick tracts?<<
How about Obama buttons?
We had a lady last year handing out suckers with business cards for her cosmetic business, attached to suckers.
Tax right off, much?
"All I got is a rock."
Those are them alright!
I need a Mallow Cup!
Hmmm, Candy Corn... My late uncle, a man of great taste and distinction, once whipped out a jar of candy corn mixed with salted peanut halves that he carried while traveling. It sounds gross, but was very good. I actually used to love to mix it myself to put in a candy dish at work or wherever. Other people were doubting until they tasted it and became converts. It’s the only way I will eat nuts of any kind.
Can I spell or what?
I like that stuff that makes your teeth stick together for a week
Candy corn gets a bad rap, IMO. In small doses it’s fine. A perfectly respectable filler for the candy dish. I like the kind with the pseudo-chocolate bottom layer.
Personally, I agree. I posted for two reasons.
1) There may be Freepers who share the assumptions of the article, in which case, they have it if they want it.
2) Figured people would enjoy reminiscing about Halloweens past or discussing kids favorite candy, etc, or give their “bests” and “worsts”.
Mmmmmmmmm - I’m coming to your house tomorrow night!
Worthless stock certificates.
Hand out WaMU to any kid in a Obama mask. I don;t have any of those, by My Husky Tickets (0-7 WA Huskies) are as as bout as worthless, and also a good choice if I want to disappoint a kid on purpose.
I bet your kids want to crawl in a hole in the floor!
Poor NavyCanDo. And it’s your father in LAW, so you really can’t say much without ticking the wife, mother in law, everyone off!
Anybody remember ‘Pennies for Unicef’?