June 17, 2024

Moo…. It’s Monday!

It’s October now…  The month of any candy bar you want in “fun size”.  Makes you feel like you can just have one and since it is mini, it doesn’t really count…  So you buy the package of your favorite mini candy.  Mine would be a Kit-kat or Twix.  You put the bag of little gems up high so the kids can’t reach them and tell yourself, “one a week won’t hurt!”  or you put them in your candy jar on your desk for your student helpers and occasionally you may have one.  Do you really only have one?  If you do, I don’t believe you! 

Being dead honest here…   those silly little fun sized bars are MY enemy.  They are colorful and cute staring at me as I make my way through the grocery store with my cart of veggies, fruit, and other variety’s of clean foods…  I have to walk down that aisle and look at the pretty little fun sized bars so I can torture myself with what I won’t allow myself to buy.  The Devil pops on my shoulder and tells me, “if you grab a bag of little Kit-kat’s and stick them under the bags of organic spinach, no one will know… ”  The Angel with a Halo made of organic yellow peppers whispers, ” Except maybe your hips won’t be such a “fun” size when you make your way through the bag in a week…  and if Grey’s is on, that bag of fun may be half gone before the first half of the show.”   Yep, the Angel is right.  It’s best to leave that stuff on the grocery shelf and off my hips. 

Here are the calories for some Halloween candies:
Nestle’s Crunch – Fun Size 3 bars=210 calories
Peanut M&M’s – Fun Pack 2 bags=80 calories
M&M’s – Fun Pack 2 bags=180 calories
Snicker’s – Fun Size 2 bars=160 calories
Milky Way – Fun Size 2 bars=150 calories
Kit Kat – Fun Size 2 bars=100 calories
Hershey Chocolate Bar – Fun Size 1 bar=90 calories/ 5grams of fat
Reese’s Cup – 1 cup=80 calories
Butterfinger – Fun Size 1 bar= 100 calories
Twix – Fun Size 1 bar= 80 calories
York Peppermint Pattie – 1 pattie=70 calories
Twizzlers – 1 treat size pkg= 45 calories
Almond Joy – 1 snack size bar = 90 calories
Milk Duds – 1 treat size box = 40 calories
Butterfinger – 1 snack size bar = 100 calories
Milky Way – 1 snack size bar = 90 calories
SweetTarts – 1 treat size pkg. = 50 calories
1 Tootsie Pop – 1 pop = 60 calories
1 Tootsie Roll – 1 small roll = 13 calories
Note: Calorie content is based on 1 serving of Halloween snack or fun size packages, not full size servings found in the candy aisle.  Taken from here.