7 halloween candies you should avoid

happy tuesday, y'all! 
i just had to share this- if you have a sweet tooth or have little ones, it's a definite read.
 i'll opt for some fruit & wine... 
pick your poison :)

Candy Corn

Brach’s Candy Corn has more than a gram of sugar in every piece, and Red 3, which is used to color candy corn, has been given a "high concern" rating by the Environmental Working Group because it's a carcinogen.
Serving size: 19 pieces
140 calories
36 grams of carbs
32 grams of sugar
Because of their gummy texture, Dots are very hard to get off your teeth. The longer sugar makes contact with tooth enamel, the higher the chance of decay. In addition, red and orange Dots get their coloring from Red 40, which has components that are suspected to cause cancer.
Serving size: 40 grams (10 or 11 dots)
130 calories
33 grams of carbs
20 grams of sugar 

Now And Later

Taffy treats like Now and Later stick aggressively to teeth, which increases the risk of tooth decay. Now and Laters also rate poorly when it comes to additives: the coloring Red 40, a carcinogen, is classified by the Environmental Working Group classifies as "high risk." 
Serving size: 9 pieces
120 calories
1 gram fat
29 grams of carbs
24 grams of sugar

Necco Wafers

One roll of the powdery dry original Necco Wafers packs more sugar than is recommended for an entire day. The wafers are colored with Red 40Red 3 and Yellow 6—carcinogens that are listed with "some concern" or higher by the Environmental Working Group.
Serving size: 1 roll
220 calories
56 grams of carbs
55 grams of sugar

Twizzlers Twists

Those rainbow hues are dazzling, but the hues in Twizzler Twists come courtesy of Red 40and Yellow 6, both of which have a degree of cancer risk.
Serving size: 45 grams (5 pieces)
150 calories
36 grams of carbs
19 grams of sugar

Laffy Taffy

Sour candies are very damaging to tooth enamel, and because taffy like Laffy Taffy sticks to your teeth, it's double trouble. (A pH of 2.5 is very hard on your mouth.) In addition, the Environmental Working Group has concerns about the Red 40 and Yellow 6.
Serving size: 5 pieces
160 calories
2 grams of fat
36 grams of sodium
27 grams of sugar

Sour Skittles

The sour side of the rainbow is particularly bad for your tooth enamel because of its acidic pH of 2.2. Sour Skittles are dyed with Red 40 and Yellow 6, which are considered hazardous to your health.
Serving size: 1 bag (51 grams)
200 calories
2 grams of fat
44 grams of carbs
37 grams of sugar


  1. YIKES! I love me some Laffy Taffy! Thanks for posting!!

  2. This depressed me. I guess there is always chocolate!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Haha....I know. Heck, we'd be just as well off eating Kripsy Kreme doughnuts!

  3. We dont have some of these candies in Canada but im going to stay away from skittles....yikes!

    Im not a candy person so it doesn't bother me too much... please dotn tell me chocolate s bad for you ; )

    1. :) Thankfully, I am not a big sweet or chocolate eater. I make up for it in other areas though!!

  4. Awwww, candy corn is of the devil… but it's my holiday favorite food group!! Whaaaaaa. That + peanuts practically makes it health food!!
    I only love pretty much everything on this list. Double-whaaaa!
    I guess I'll have to stick to that super-bitter 90% cacao dark chocolate. Better for me and I can't eat but one piece.
    Well, I needed to hear this… my butt {affectionately referred to as "the twins"} thanks you.

    1. hahahaha, I am glad your butt says THANKS:)

      I have always eaten candy corn with peanuts!!!! This is the first year I haven't bought any. I can't eat candy corn alone either, gag, ha!

  5. I'm with you…sticking to my wine! Thanks for sharing…a little startling! YUCK!

  6. Ahhh so sad to hear this! Candy corn and the candy pumpkins are my favorite fall treat!

  7. Well that was interesting. Unfortunately I ate my body weight in candy corn over the past month lol....oops! xx

  8. I'm happy to say that Candy corn is the only one on the list that I like even a little bit & I haven't eaten any in years!

  9. I am giving out dark chocolate this year.

  10. Two of my favorite Halloween ones are on this list. Glad I only eat them once a year