Battle of the Leftover Halloween Treats!

By Melinda Hershey, for SparkPeople

All that leftover Halloween candy can be downright scary. Those colorful ''fun-sized'' bars may tempt you to have just one piece, but beware-those tiny, innocent-looking treats can add up if you're not careful! Some people forgo the chocolate candies altogether in favor of low-fat choices, such as Starbursts and Twizzlers, thinking that they are doing their waistlines a favor. But does low-fat always mean low-sugar? If you were to choose between a chocolaty fun-sized bag of peanut M&Ms and a serving of Twizzlers, which one would be the least sugary choice?

The Winner: Peanut M&Ms!

One fun-sized pack of peanut M&Ms clocks in at 90 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 9 grams of sugar. In comparison, one serving of Twizzlers (3 Twizzlers) has 120 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 15 grams of sugar. (As a bonus, you'll get 1.5 grams of filling protein from the M&Ms, whereas Twizzlers contain zero protein.) It just goes to show that low-fat doesn't always mean low-sugar! And remember, if not used up, that sugar is still going to get stored as fat in the end.


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