The 6 Worst Halloween Candies on the Market

Updated: Sep. 02, 2019

Halloween doesn’t have to mean you take a hiatus from healthy eating. Be good to your body by skipping the calorie bombs on this list.


Butterfinger Minis

4 pieces: 190 calories, 7 grams fat, 18 grams sugar

These sweets pack a serious amount of calories. Each Butterfinger Mini has a whopping 48 calories and just less than 2 grams of fat. According to the calories burned calculator at, a 145-pound person would need to briskly walk for 53 minutes to burn off 4 Butterfinger Minis.


Starburst Fruit Chews

8 pieces: 160 calories, 3 grams fat, 22 grams sugar

Most fruit candies contain very little or no fat. Starbursts are the exception. Each little piece contains 20 calories, which can add up pretty quickly.


Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin

1 piece: 180 calories, 11 grams fat, 16 grams sugar

Although the combination of chocolate and peanut butter can be tempting, this pumpkin can seriously derail your healthiest eating intentions. Opt for chocolates without peanut butter for calorie savings. Did you know that scientists recently developed a new type of chocolate?

baby ruth candy

Baby Ruth

1 “fun size” bar: 85 calories, 4 grams fat, 10 grams sugar

Again, the combination of chocolate and peanuts puts this treat on our worst offenders’ list. There’s certainly nothing “fun” about crazy amounts of fat and calories.

mounds candy


1 “snack size” bar: 160 calories, 9 grams fat, 14 grams sugar

Thanks to the high-fat coconut filling, these little chocolate nuggets boast big fat and calorie counts. Skip this treat all together and opt for a small piece of dark chocolate. Here’s what you need to know about the health benefits of chocolate.



3 pieces: 120 calories, 0.5 gram fat, 15 grams sugar
Although these carry very little fat, they are filled with sugar which can turn to fat. Opt for the sugar-free versions or dried fruit instead.

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