Sunday, October 31, 2010

Candy, Candy, Candy

Normally, I go shopping for Halloween candy at least a week before Trick or Treating. When I buy candy early, I eat some most of it, then I have to go shopping for more of it right before the big event. It's a sickness.

Yesterday I made my way to the candy aisle in Target. Not a good idea when you are hungry. There were bags of candy for $14.99. Ridic. After much research, I settled on a mixed bag of 100 pieces of Kit Kat, Reese's, Whoppers, and Hershey bars. Then I opened the bag before I left the store. Oops.

So, now that I've managed to eat about half of this bag of candy and my pants are snug, I've decided I may not participate in Trick or Treating this year. Is that bad? I would kind of rather sit on my couch and watch TV and eat the rest of this candy than get up every time the doorbell rings. Plus, Norman is so big that he scares kids. Especially when they ring the doorbell. Dog has a ferocious bark.

All in all, I'm doing this for Norman. Or the kids. Or their parents. Or something like that.

The candy that is left is housed in the obligatory Star Wars can.

Yes, we're adults. But it's the obligatory, so it's required. I have to put candy in there. And I'm pretty sure it's in the family law somewhere that all candy must be consumed ASAP. Or something like that.

I found this disturbing information on Skinny Runner's website. Be afraid. Be very afraid.


Here are the calories for some Halloween candies:

Nestle’s Crunch – Fun Size 3 bars=210 calories
Peanut M&M’s – Fun Pack 2 bags=80 calories
M&M’s – Fun Pack 2 bags=180 calories
Snicker’s – Fun Size 2 bars=160 calories
Milky Way – Fun Size 2 bars=150 calories
Kit Kat – Fun Size 2 bars=100 calories
Hershey Chocolate Bar – Fun Size 1 bar=90 calories/ 5grams of fat
Reese’s Cup – 1 cup=80 calories
Butterfinger – Fun Size 1 bar= 100 calories
Twix – Fun Size 1 bar= 80 calories
York Peppermint Pattie – 1 pattie=70 calories
Twizzlers – 1 treat size pkg= 45 calories
Almond Joy – 1 snack size bar = 90 calories
Milk Duds – 1 treat size box = 40 calories
Butterfinger – 1 snack size bar = 100 calories
Milky Way – 1 snack size bar = 90 calories
SweetTarts – 1 treat size pkg. = 50 calories
1 Tootsie Pop – 1 pop = 60 calories
1 Tootsie Roll – 1 small roll = 13 calories

Note: Calorie content is based on 1 serving of Halloween snack or fun size packages, not full size servings found in the candy aisle.

My favorite Halloween candy would probably be Butterfinger or Twix. Which reminds me, I didn't get any Twix.

Least favorite would be Tootsie Roll. Not that I would turn one down, but they're just kinda plain and boring.

What about y'all?


J. said...

mmm... I'm a tootsie roll addict. Nothing better than a handful (or two) of tootsie rolls and a big, cold glass of milk!
And in case you're wondering... yes, I'm blog stalking you. I found you through the Fill in the Blank linkup, and it's a terribly slow work day... so now I'm reading through your blog thinking of all the reasons we would be real-life friends. Crazy? Maybe... gotta love the blog world!

Unknown said...

I was kinda happy to read that tootsie rolls are like 13 cals. So I can eat 20, right?