There are some candies and chocolates that are better than others. We have this Halloween’s most and least healthiest candy treats!
Halloween is just a few days away, and kids are already preparing by removing the pillow from their cases, and planning their trick-or-treating routes for maximum candy profits.
Adults (who aren’t doing similar preparations anyway) are likely shopping for Halloween candies, hunting for the best prices per bulk.
But are they giving any thought to which candies may be more nutritious than the alternatives? Or are all Halloween treats seen as equally bad?
While that may be the case, there are some candies and chocolates that are better than others.
Business Insider decided to dig deeper on just that premise. They analyzed 45 candies, categorizing them based on calories, fat, sugar, and protein content. Sweets that were lower in sugar, fat, and calories, along with higher protein content, ranked more favourably than candy with those figures flip flopped.
Now, no candy can be called ‘nutritious’. But, if you or your kids have to choose, these are the ones you’re better off eating.
These are the 10 treats Business Insider found were the ‘healthiest’ (and we use the term very, very loosely in this context):
What stands out to us the most? As peanut butter & chocolate fans, we were transfixed on the differences between the ‘good’ Reese’s pumpkins and its classic cup counterpart. The pumpkins finished second, while the standard Reese products were amongst the worst candies, largely in part because of the smaller serving size (1 pumpkin vs. 2 cups or 5 miniatures), meaning fewer calories and sugar in the seasonal snack.
Featuring the enviable traits of no protein, and too much fat or too much sugar, these are the lowliest Halloween candies, nutrition-wise: