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Jellybeans -- What

Jelly Beans: One by One or by the Handful?

Should jellybeans come with a warning label: “STOP NOW or you’ll keep eating until they’re gone?”  It’s pretty darn hard not to love those little nuggets of sweetness that come in multitudes of colors and flavors and get stuck in your teeth!  The proof: Americans eat 16 billion jellybeans at Easter – if they were lined up […]

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Want To Walk Off Your Halloween Candy? Go This Far . . .

Here’s another way to think about Halloween candy — how much walking will it take to work off the candy calories? According to walking.com: 1 Fun Size candy bar (Snickers, Milky Way, Butterfingers, etc. is about 80 calories. You’d need to walk 0.8 miles, 1.29 kilometers, or 1600 steps, assuming you cover one mile in […]

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Jellybeans: Do You Eat Them By The Handful Or One-By-One?

Jellybeans: do you think they should they should come with a warning label, “STOP NOW or you’ll keep eating until they’re gone?” Seriously – it’s pretty darn hard not to love those little nuggets of sweetness that come in multitudes of colors and flavors and get stuck in your teeth! The Birth Of The Jellybean […]

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Jelly Beans: Little Nuggets of Sweetness

Do you think a bag of jellybeans should come with a warning label:  “STOP NOW or you’ll keep eating until they’re gone?” It’s pretty darn hard not to love those little nuggets of sweetness that come in multitudes of colors and flavors and get stuck in your teeth! Americans eat 16 billion jellybeans at Easter […]

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Memories Of Childhood: Heart-Shaped Candy With A Special Message

  Do you remember getting — or giving – those pastel candy hearts and secretly hoping that you’d get one with a special message?  Maybe you still share them with those special to you – or help your kids pick the ones they want to share. “Be Mine,” “Kiss me,”  “XOXO” The brightly colored hearts […]

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How Much Halloween Candy Will You Swipe From Kids’ Trick or Treat Bags?

Come on, ‘fess up. What do you do?  Do you just randomly grab candy out of trick or treat bags – or are you more selective?  If your kids go trick or treating, when they get home do you dump everything in the bag on the table and go through it to hunt down your […]

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In Case You Want To Pick The Least Caloric Candy on Halloween . . .

  Here are the calories in some popular Halloween candy in case you want to minimize the caloric damage (you didn’t read that wrong — candy has a big range of calories and fat grams):   Brach’s Milk Maid Caramels: 4 pieces; 160 calories; 4.5 g fat Kit Kat:  Twix Miniatures (3 pieces); 150 calories; […]

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7 Things You Never Knew About Candy Corn

It’s candy corn time!  Those little tri-colored triangles have celebrated over 130 birthdays and are still going strong.  Here are 7 things you probably never knew about candy corn: 1.  Candy corn was created in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Wunderlee Candy Company. It was quite popular among farmers who loved the corn […]

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3 Tips To Avoid Pre-Halloween Sugar Overload

Halloween conjures up images of ghosts, ghouls, witches – and candy corn, tootsie rolls, snickers, and kit-kats.  The Halloween costumes vary depending on what’s trendy – and the Halloween candy varies depending on what’s on sale, what you buy, what you like or dislike, and what makes it’s way into the house in trick or […]

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Do You Swipe Candy From Your Kid’s Trick Or Treat Bag?

If you do, you can start shedding your guilt because you’re certainly not alone. Let’s put it another way:  Is it almost a foregone conclusion that there’s Halloween candy in your future? The candy assault on your senses is pretty hard to escape.   It’s everywhere in glowing Technicolor on shelf after shelf in big box stores, […]

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