Six Smart Halloween Snacks

Don’t get tricked by your treats this fall

If your life is anything like mine, Halloween candy is everywhere right now — in the house, in the office, in the supermarket. And if you weren’t the kid with the pillowcase of candy left over until Christmas (did they have unbelievable willpower or were they just weird?), then you’ll need to be smart about your spooky snacks. Just remember: When you have to squeeze into that sexy cat costume come the 31st, every little bit counts. ‘Cause let’s be honest: nobody is having only one piece. Here’s what to pick when you’re craving …


The Trick: Starburst,140 calories, 0g. trans-fat, 23 g. sugar
The Treat: DOTS, 130 Calories, 0g. fat, 20 g. sugar
The Save: 10 Calories, 3 g. sugar

The Trick: One Reeses Peanut Butter Cup, 130 calories, 7.5 g. fat, 12.5 g. sugar
The Treat: Baby Ruth: 65 calories, 3 g. fat, 7 g. sugar
The Save: 65 calories, 4.5 g. fat, 5.5 g. sugar

The Trick: Butterfinger, 100 calories, 4 g. fat, 10 g. sugar
The Treat: Milky Way, 75 calories, 3 g. fat, 10 g. sugar
The Save: 25 calories, 1 g. fat

The Trick: Nestle Crunch Bar, 70 calories, 3.5 g. fat, 8 g. sugar
The Treat: Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar, 67 calories, 4 g. fat, 7.5 g. sugar
The Save: 3 calories, .5 g. sugar

The Trick: Brach’s Mellowcreme Pumpkins (6 pieces), 150 calories, 0 g. fat, 30 g. sugar
The Treat: Brach’s Candy Corn (22 pieces), 140 calories, 0 g. fat, 28 g. sugar
The Save: 10 calories, 2 g. sugar

The Trick: Tootsie Pop, 60 calories, 0 g. fat, 10 g. sugar
The Treat: Blow Pop, 50 calories, 0 g. fat, 11 g. sugar
The Save: 10 calories