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Can You Resist Halloween Candy?

Is it a foregone conclusion that there’s Halloween candy in your future?  It’s pretty hard to escape because candy is everywhere – on desks, in restaurants, even in my veterinarian’s office in a nice purple bowl with a dog bone painted on the side. Halloween and the week afterward account for about 5% of all candy […]

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How Far Do You Have To Walk To Burn Off Halloween Candy?

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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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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8 Great Things To Know About Candy Corn

1.  Candy corn was created in the 1880s by the Wunderlee Candy Company. It was popular among farmers who loved the corn kernel shaped candy that looked different from a lot of other candy. The Goelitz Candy Company, famous for their candy corn, began selling their brand around 1900.  They still make candy corn today, […]

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Guess How Many Calories Are In A Trick Or Treat Bag

What do you think:  3500, 5000, 7500???  Keep in mind that it takes 3500 calories (above your daily caloric needs to gain a pound. A public heath expert estimated that, on average, a child in the US collects between 3,500 and 7,000 candy calories on Halloween night. To burn off 7000 calories, a one hundred […]

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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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How Many Calories Were In That Trick Or Treat Bag?

A public heath expert has estimated that, on average, a child in the US collects between 3,500 and 7,000 candy calories on Halloween night. She says that to burn off 7000 calories, a one hundred pound child would have to walk for almost 44 hours or play full-court basketball for 14.5 hours. With 31% of […]

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How Much Halloween Candy Will You End Up Eating?

Is it almost a foregone conclusion that there’s Halloween candy in your future?  It’s pretty hard to escape because it’s everywhere –  on desks, in restaurants, even in my veterinarian’s office in a nice purple bowl with a dog bone painted on the side. Halloween and the week afterward accounts for about 5% of all […]

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