Which Halloween candies are the healthiest?
Eating healthier versions of your favorite junk food snacks can be a great alternative to satisfying cravings without derailing your fitness and nutrition goals. But it’s always good to know the nutritional content when it comes to indulging in the real thing, such as potato chips and cupcakes.
Halloween candy is no different; sugar, calories, and fat are the best numbers to glance at to determine how healthy these candies are. Here are the top twelve popular Halloween candies ranked from healthier to least healthy based on their overall calorie count, sugar, and fat content:
Smarties are low in calories, sugar, and fat, making them the healthiest Halloween candy to indulge in. One serving has 25 calories, 6 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of fat.
2. Tootsie Pops
Because it takes time to finish a Tootsie Pop, it’s more challenging to overindulge. One lollipop has 60 calories, 11 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of fat.
3. Sour Patch Kids
Sour Patch Kids are both sour and sweet and actually kind of healthy. One serving has 120 calories, 22 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of fat.
A vegan Halloween treat, one serving of Airheads contains 140 calories, 19 grams of sugar, and 1.5 grams of fat.
5. Laffy Taffy
Similar to Airheads, Laffy Taffy is a healthier choice in terms of calories. One serving has 140 calories, 19 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of fat. The fun-sized versions of Laffy Taffy are vegan-friendly, but the larger version contains eggs.
This low-fat, tasty Halloween candy option only contains 150 calories, 28 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of fat per mini-pack.
7. Tootsie Roll
Want to satisfy your chocolate craving without compromising on fat? Then a Tootsie Roll might be just what you need! Each serving has 120 calories, 17 grams of sugar, and 2.5 grams of fat.
8. Brach’s Candy Corn
Candy corn isn’t made just from sugar — it’s also comprised of corn syrup, gelatin, sesame oil, and other ingredients. One serving contains 150 calories, 31 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of fat.
Although Skittles are low in fat, their sugar content makes them a less healthy treat. Each serving has 190 calories, 34 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of fat.
10. Kit Kat
Kit Kats are considered a healthier candy bar, mostly made of a light wafer. One snack-size Kit Kat contains 140 calories, 14 grams of sugar, and 7 grams of fat.
11. Milky Way
The nutritional content of the smaller-sized Milky Way has nothing on the original three-ounce one. One fun-size Milky Way has 160 calories, 21 grams of sugar, and 6 grams of fat.
Lower in sugar and calories than many other candy bars, Butterfingers are a better choice. One fun-size Butterfinger has 170 calories, 17 grams of sugar, and 7 grams of fat.
What’s one of the least healthy Halloween candies?
It’s Twix! One fun-size bar contains 250 calories, 17 grams of sugar, and 14 grams of fat. If you’re trying to make healthier candy choices, go for candies with low-to-no fat, which means fruit-flavored hard or chewy treats. But remember: don’t feel guilty for having fun and indulging on Halloween!