…Witch better have my candy!
It’s that time of year again. Where the leaves are falling, the weather is changing and candy corn and pumpkin spice is all around us!
You get to put on this years costume that you’ve worked so hard on (or grabbed a pair of ears at the dollar store last minute) to show off! The little ones get to go door to door, collecting all the candy their hearts could desire. However, later to find out that some of the candy is “bad” and you must take it. Let’s face it, we all do it, we can’t resist the sweet sweet temptation of FREE CANDY! Thank goodness you walked around before hand huh?
But not all candy is created equal. We’ve got the facts PLUS tips and tricks on how to pick your treat and not get tricked!
Did you know…
Calories: The Best & Worst.
Not all candy is created equally. There are "healthier" choices to make when out and about trick or treating with the kids or while you guard the candy bowl.
Many candies sometimes have more than 15 ingredients in them, mostly sugar based!
Obviously we can't stay away, so here are the best and worst choices when it comes to munching on your leftovers.
Candy that melts such as chocolate is better than sticky ones, as your saliva can wash them away from your teeth, preventing buildup!
The Numbers Game
Allergies & Special Diets
There are: Artificial dyes in M&M’s (& other candies) have been linked to ADHD in kids. The Butterfinger bar contains TBHQ, a chemical related to butane, aka lighter fluid.
When giving out candy, or eating it, try these alternatives that we approve of!
Gummies - Smart Sweets, Annie’s, Surf Sweets, Black Forest Organic
M&Ms - UNREAL
Reese’s PB Cups - Justin’s, free2b, Theo
Lollipops - YumEarth
Mounds & Almond Joy - OCHO
Candy Corn - YumEarth
Snacks - Annie’s, Bitsy’s Brain Food, Z Bar, Boom Chicka, Made Good
This Halloween, let’s try to treat ourselves (and the kids) without falling for all those ghostly tricks!
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