It’s almost time for our little ghosts and goblins to head out for some trick or treating! Filling their pumpkins with enough sweet treats and sticky candies to last them the next 30 days. Sounds great, but according to Woman’s Day, there are 7 candies your kids should avoid.
#1.) Snickers- The reason Woman’s Day says they’re bad is because of the caramel, which gets stuck in kids teeth and causes cavities. They say 3 Musketeers are a better choice and they have fewer calories. (Who cares, I love them.)
#2.) Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins- One of them has as many calories as two regular Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. One regular cup has 88 calories, while one Peanut Butter Pumpkin has 180 calories. (Who cares, I love them.)
#3.) Candy Corn- It’s nothing but sugar, artificial coloring, and artificial flavors. (Who cares, I love them.)
Things like Snickers and Peanut Butter Pumpkins at least have peanuts or peanut butter in them, which means they have some protein.
#4.) Tootsie Pops- Most types of candy only stay in your mouth for a few seconds, but lollipops can take five or ten minutes to finish. Which means all that sugar rolling around your kids teeth for several minutes.(Who cares, I love them.)
#5.) Starburst- Each piece is about 15 calories, which isn’t bad. However, they’re loaded with fat and sugar. In fact, ten Starbursts have about the same amount of sugar as five-and-a-half packets of sugar. (Who cares, I love them.)
#6.) Sour Patch Kids- They stick to your teeth and can cause cavities. They also have high levels of acid in them, which breaks down your enamel and can cause even more cavities. (Who cares, I love them.)
#7.) Fun Dip- Fun Dip is basically a hard white stick of sugar that you dip into even more sugar. One serving has 50 calorie, and sometimes one package has three servings in it. (Who cares, I love them.)