• A little treat from your office’s Halloween bowl every now and then won’t kill you, but next time you’re contemplating your 17th trip of the hour to the Halloween bowl (hey, we all have those days), refer to this depressing chart outlining approximately how many jumping jacks it takes to burn off just one treat-sized portion of your favorite Halloween candy, from Butterfingers (that would be 567 jumping jacks) to Charleston Chews (only 200). [POPSUGAR Fitness]
Its official: Halloween is less than 24 hours away and Philly’s got a sweet tooth, with a preference for chocolate. Recent research by Peapod proves it: They found the top-selling Halloween candies in Philly are Hershey’s Kit Kat bars followed by Milky Way bars, Brach’s Candy Corn, plain ol’ Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bars and Snickers.
But before you get all candy-crazy we have to remind you (we are a health blog after all) to take note of the nutrition facts of any sweets you eat this Halloween season, especially snack-size candy. Just because they’re a bit smaller doesn’t mean you can get away with eating way more of them. (We’ve all learned that the hard way at some point, right?) In fact, two of the options on the list will run you up a whopping 80 calories per tiny bar. So below, the calorie counts and nutrition info for Philly’s most popular Halloween candies. Take note, then, come Sunday, buy your discounted Halloween candy accordingly. Read more »
Sure, sure. The holidays are a time for togetherness. For family. For stuffing yourself full of food and then passing out on the couch. But they’re also a time for drinking — both the joyous, let’s-give-a-toast-to-the-season kind, and the more common (and occasionally much more satisfying) let’s-just-have-another-drink-and-see-if-we-can-get-through-this kind.
Which is why I’ve assembled this list of ideal pairings for a variety of holiday-specific foods and scenarios you might be faced with in the coming weeks. So here’s what to pair with …
Today being Halloween, we thought we’d explore the history, the lore, and the origins of candy corn, the one candy that only seems to make itself present at this time of the year. Read more »
The Internet has blown up over the story of a woman who says she will give some trick-or-treaters a letter instead of candy for Halloween.
The letter would only be given to children the woman believes are “moderately obese.” So if your child wears clothes marked Husky, this woman sends him home with a letter that reads, “Your child is, in my opinion, moderately obese and should not be consuming sugar and treats to the extent of some children this Halloween season.”
So tonight is Halloween. And while there are plenty of bars and restaurants out there doing cool stuff for those of you who find yourselves too old to reasonably go door-to-door begging for candy and yet still unencumbered by children, there are still plenty of you out there who will be wandering the neighborhoods this evening knocking on doors and collecting sugary goodness (again, hopefully with your children in tow).
It is for you that the right honorable messrs. Ng and Cohen have developed, over the course of several years, the Candy Hierarchy–a peer-reviewed and exhaustively researched chart describing the “systematics that define a candy taxonomy in order of desirability and with the expressed idea of maximizing…joy.”