HEALTHY LIVING

Do You Know How Much Sugar is in Your Favorite Halloween Candies?

Halloween is the first holiday in the crazy end-of-the-year run of parties and holidays and treats and having every excuse in the book to be unhealthy. While other people are “scared” by the skeletons, goblins, ghosts, and pranks, I’m more scared by what the sugar in traditional Halloween snacks and foods is doing inside your body.

When I heard that Influenster did a poll to find out which Halloween candy was the favorite in each of the 50 states, I was more curious about how much sugar each state was eating in its favorite candy. Below you’ll find the favorite candy from each of the 50 states, as well as how much sugar is in the candy.

It turns out that the candy of choice in the most number of states this year was candy corn. Candy corn was the top pick for Oregon, WyomingTennessee, Texas, and South Carolina.

So let’s take a closer look at just this one candy.

Based on a serving size of just 19 small pieces… candy corn contains 28 grams of sugar. For one serving.

Most of us know deep down inside that sugar isn’t good for us, but I don’t think we let it sink in just how bad it really is! Consuming sugar has been linked to cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, depression, and of course… obesity.

Candy corn is just one of all the popular, sugar-filled candies consumed during this holiday. The worst candy was Skittles, chosen in Arkansas and Nevada, which fills your body with 46 grams of sugar in a single package.

Check out the full list of “America’s Favorite Halloween Candy State By State” by Influenster below. Are you more surprised by which candy was the favorite in your state or by how much sugar is in it? 

Comment below! Add any tips you have for staying sugar-free or reducing your sugar intake over the holidays as well!

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STATE

FAVORITE CANDY

SUGAR CONTENT

SERVING SIZE

Alabama AirHeads 9g 1 bar
Alaska Snickers 27g 1 bar
Arizona Toblerone 21g 1 bar
Arkansas Skittles 46g 1 Original Flavor package
California Lifesavers 9g 4 hard candies
Colorado Milky Way 31g 1bar
Delaware Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups 21g 2 cups
Florida 3 Musketeers 36g 1 bar
Georgia Nestlé Crunch Bar 24g 1 bar
Hawaii Pixy Stix 2g 1 small straw
Idaho 100 Grand Bar 22g 1 bar
Illinois Butterfinger 28g 1 bar
Indiana Snickers 27g 1 bar
Iowa Reese’s Pieces 21g 1 4oz box
Kansas Twix 24g 1 package “2 cookies”
Kentucky Twizzlers 19g 4 pieces
Louisiana Whoppers 24g 18 pieces
Maine Swedish Fish 29g 19 pieces
Maryland Starburst 23g 8 original fruit chews
Massachusetts Almond Joy 24g 1 bar
Michigan Starburst 23g 8 original fruit chews
Minnesota M&M’s 30g 1 milk chocolate package
Mississippi 100 Grand Bar 22g 1 bar
Missouri Hershey’s Kisses 23g 9 pieces
Montana Hershey’s Kisses 23g 9 pieces
Nebraska Kit Kat Bar 20g 1 bar
Nevada Skittles 46g 1 Original Flavor package
New Hampshire Jolly Ranchers 11g 3 pieces
New Jersey Tootsie Rolls 19g 6 pieces
New Mexico Sour Patch Kids 36g 2oz bag
New York 3 Musketeers 36g 1 bar
North Carolina Sweet Tarts 13g 8 pieces
North Dakota Butterfinger 28g 1 bar
Ohio Sour Patch Kids 36g 2oz bag
Oklahoma Milky Way 31g 1bar
Oregon M&M’s 30g 1 milk chocolate package
Pennsylvania Candy corn 28g 19 pieces
Rhode Island Swedish Fish 29g 19 pieces
South Carolina Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups 21g 2 cups
South Dakota Candy corn 28g 19 pieces
Tennessee Laffy Taffy 27g 5 pieces
Texas Candy corn 28g 19 pieces
Utah Candy corn 28g 19 pieces
Vermont Nerds 12g 1 mini box
Virginia Almond Joy 24g 1 bar
Washington Reese’s Pieces 21g 1 4oz box, 51 pieces
West Virginia AirHeads 9g 1 bar
Wisconsin Oreos 14g 3 cookies
Wyoming Laffy Taffy 27g 5 pieces
District of Columbia Candy corn 28g 19 pieces

Comment

  1. zonnebloem

    We know treats such as chocolate, pastries and ice-cream do contain sugar, but just how much might surprise you.

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