Halloween is right around the corner! If you're too old to dress up and go trick-or-treating, you can still pilfer through all the candy your coworkers have set out. So, here's a guide to the goodies you should grab, and the ones you should leave in the bowl for the next guy. This comes from Good Housekeeping magazine. First, the "Tricks" or the bad stuff:
- Skittles, Tootsie Rolls and DOTS. These sticky candies linger in your mouth, increasing the levels of cavity-causing bacteria.
- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. The peanut butter is filled with added sugar.
- Snickers. Even the mini-bars have some of the highest calorie, carb and fat levels of any candy bar.
- Mounds Bars are tasty, but that coconut core is also loaded with calories and saturated fat.
Now for the "Treats," the good Halloween candies:
- Peanut M&Ms. The nuts have protein, B vitamins, potassium and healthy fat.
- Candy corn. Most brands are made with honey - a disease-fighting antioxidant.
- A 3 Musketeers is the best bite-size candy bar, with one of the lowest calorie and fat counts.
- If you don't want all that Halloween candy to ruin your figure, reach for some Hershey's Milk Chocolate Minis. They're high in calcium. In fact, four mini-bars provide 10 percent of your recommended daily intake of calcium!