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Take a Bite: Halloween Candy

Updated 8:19 AM CDT, Mon, Oct 25, 2010

Here's some tips for eating Halloween candy at home and at work.

Rule of the 3 P's:

1) Prioritize: Only eat your absolute favorite candies and forgo the rest.

2) Portion: Aim to have no more than 150 calories of sweets per day.

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3) Place out of sight: Research shows when candy is out of sight, we eat less of it! Don't keep it in a clear container on your desk instead stash it in a brown bag farther away.

Best of all...donate your candy!

Candy Calorie Consumption: Highest to Lowest Calories  (all snack/fun size unless otherwise noted)

>75 calories

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup 110 calories
Take 5 105 calories
Reese’s Caramel Cup 100 calories
Whoppers 100 calories 
100 Grand 95 calories
Reese’s Pieces 95 calories
M+M’s 90 calories
M+M Peanut 90 calories
Mr. Goodbar 90 calories
Pay Day 90 calories
Baby Ruth 85 calories
Butterfingers 85 calories
Almond Joy 80 calories
Jr. Mints Box 80 calories
Mounds 80 calories
Rolo 80 calories
Skittles 80 calories
Snickers 80 calories
Twix 80 calories
Health 77 calories

51-75 calories

Milky Way 75 calories
Hershey’s with Almonds Bar 73 calories
Kit Kat 73 calories
Dots 70 calories
York Peppermint Patty 70 calories
Hershey’s Chocolate Bar 67 calories
3 Musketeers 63 calories
Animal Crackers 60 calories
Blow Pop 60 calories
Nestle Crunch 60 calories
Sour Patch Kids 60 calories
Swedish Fish 60 calories
Tootsie Pop 60 calories
Hershey’s Nugget 58 calories
Lifesaver Gummi Roll 55 calories
Milk Duds Box 53 calories

50 calories and less

Mike and Ike 50 calories
Nerds Box 50 calories
Pretzels 50 calories
Mini Baby Ruth 50 calories
Mini Hershey’s Chocolate Bar 50 calories
Mini Nestle Crunch 50 calories
Mini Twix 50 calories
Candy Corn 49 calories
Twizzler 47 calories
Mini Butterfingers 45 calories
Mini Kit Kat 44 calories
Mini Snickers 43 calories
Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup 42 calories
Starburst (2 pack) 40 calories
Mini Milky Way 38 calories
Laffy Taffy 32 calories
Hershey Kiss 25 calories
Smarties 25 calories
Midgets Tootsie Roll 23 calories
Midget Tootsie Pop 17 calories
Bubble Gum 15 calories
Sugar Free Gum <5 calories

First Published: Oct 25, 2010 1:44 AM CDT

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