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Peter Nielsen

This morning we were joined by Fitness Expert Peter Nielsen, talking about ways to avoid the candy this Halloween.  Plus you can check out more tips at PetersPrinciples.com

Halloween Candy Buy Back

A listener called this morning to tell us about an effort to buy back Halloween candy to help our soldiers meet needs around the world through Operation Gratitude.  All you need to know is at HalloweenCandyBuyBack.com

Guilt-Free Classics!

Below are some of the candies your kids may find in their bags tonight, and the calorie counts.

  • Tootsie Caramel Apple Pop – 60 calories, 0.5g fat
  • Charms Blow Pop – 60 calories, 0g fat
  • Dum Dum Pop – 25 calories, 0g fat
  • Lik-m-aid Fun Dip 0.5-oz. Pouch – 50 calories, 0g fat
  • Jolly Rancher Hard Candy (3 Pieces), Original – 70 calories, 0g fat
  • Jolly Rancher Lollipop – 60 calories, 0g fat
  • Laffy Taffy Miniature – 30 calories, 0.4g fat
  • Peeps Ghosts & Pumpkins – 28 – 37 calories, 0g fat
  • Pixy Stix (7 Straws) – 60 calories, 0g fat
  • Smarties Candy Roll – 25 calories, 0g fat
  • Tootsie Pop Miniature (3 Pops) – 50 calories, 0g fat
  • Tootsie Pop – 60 calories, 0g fat
  • Tootsie Roll Midgee (About 1-Inch Long) – 23 calories, 0.5g fat
  • Tootsie Roll Snack (0.5 oz., About 3-Inches Long) – 50 calories, 1.25g fat
  • Twizzlers Strawberry Individually Wrapped – 40 – 47 calories, 0 – 0.3g fat

Chocolate 101: Size Matters!

Before you chew, know the difference between Snack Size, Fun Size, and Minis…

Minis are square-shaped — each about a quarter of an ounce in weight.

A Snack Size or Fun Size weighs a little more than half an ounce and is usually about 2 inches long.

Not all treats are created equal. There are some Fun Size bars on shelves — same brand, same flavor — with varying weights and calorie counts.  Here are some of the general calorie counts, including some shockers!

  • 3 Musketeers Mini Bar – 24 calories, 0.7g fat
  • 3 Musketeers Fun Size Bar – 63 – 70 calories, 2 – 2.25g fat
  • 100 Grand Fun Size Bar – 95 calories, 4g fat
  • Almond Joy Snack Size Bar – 80 – 85 calories, 4.5g fat
  • Butterfinger Miniature – 45 calories, 2g fat
  • Butterfinger Fun Size Bar – 85 calories, 3.5g fat
  • SHOCKER! Butterfinger Pumpkin – 160 calories, 8g fat
  • Hershey’s Kiss, Any Flavor – 21 – 23 calories, 1 – 1.3g fat
  • Hershey’s Miniature Bar, Any Flavor – 42 calories, 2.5g fat
  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Snack Size Bar – 67 calories, 4g fat
  • Kit Kat Mini – 42 calories, 2.2g fat
  • Kit Kat Snack Size Bar – 70 calories, 3.7g fat
  • Milky Way Mini – 38 calories, 1.5g fat
  • Milky Way Fun Size Snack Bar – 75 – 80 calories, 3g fat
  • Mounds Miniature – 63 calories, 3.7g fat
  • Nestle Crunch Mini/Miniature – 30 – 50 calories, 1.5 – 2.5g fat
  • Nestle Crunch Fun Size Bar – 60 – 70 calories, 3 – 3.3g fat
  • SHOCKER! Peeps Chocolate-Marshmallow Pumpkin – 110 calories, 3g fat
  • Reese’s Miniature Peanut Butter Cup – 44 calories, 2.6g fat
  • Reese’s Snack Size Peanut Butter Cup – 80 – 110 calories, 4.5 – 6.5g fat
  • Snickers Miniature – 42 – 45 calories, 2g fat
  • Snickers Fun Size Bar – 80 calories, 4g fat
  • Twix Mini Caramel Cookie Bar – 50 calories, 2.6g fat
  • Twix Fun Size Caramel Cookie Bar – 80 calories, 4g fat
  • York Dark Chocolate Covered Pumpkin – 50 calories, 1g fat

Goodie Bag (or Box)!

  • Brach’s Candy Corn Pouch – 50 calories, 0g fat
  • Butterfinger Snackerz Fun Size Pouch – 75 calories, 3.5g fat
  • Dots Mini Box – 70 -75 calories, 0g fat
  • Junior Mints Snack Size Box – 80 calories, 1.5g fat
  • M&M’s Fun Size Bag – 73 calories, 3.3g fat
  • Peanut M&M’s Fun Size Bag – 67 – 90 calories, 3.3 – 5g fat
  • Mike and Ike Snack Size Pack – 50 calories, 0g fat
  • Milk Duds Snack Size Box – 53 calories, 2g fat
  • Nerds Mini Box – 50 calories, 0g fat
  • Reese’s Pieces Pouch – 67 calories, 3g fat
  • Skittles Fun Size Pack, Original – 53 – 80 calories, 0.5g – 1g fat
  • Sour Patch Kids Treat Size Package – 55 calories, 0g fat
  • Starburst Original Fruit Chews Fun Size (2 Chews) – 40 calories, 0.8g fat
  • Swedish Fish Treat Size Package – 55 calories, 0g fat
  • Sweetarts (1 Pouch or 2 Rolls) – 50 calories, 0g fat
  • Whoppers Tube – 32 calories, 1g fat
  • SHOCKER! Whoppers Snack Size Pouch – 100 calories, 4g fat