You Ate It? Negate It: Candy Corn
Now that it's well into trick-or-treat season, bowls and bags of sweets appear to be everywhere you turn, just begging you to dive in. Out of all the options, candy corn may seem like one of the most guilt-free picks—after all, there isn’t any chocolate and it's fat-free!
But the almost-100-percent sugar confection (the ingredients list looks something like this: sugar, corn syrup, confectioner’s glaze, artificial flavors and colors, salt, egg whites, honey glycerin, mineral oil, and carnauba wax) adds up pretty quickly. A handful of just 20 kernels has 150 calories and 28 grams of sugar! If you’re helping consume the 35 million pounds of candy corn produced each year, you’ll need to walk 37 minutes for every 20 you pop!
Not sure the sweet treat is worth it? Check out this list of 150-calorie Halloween treats and decide which is worth 37 minutes of additional walking in your day.
As an editor at SHAPE I have the chance to learn about the healthiest ways to cook, eat, and live from all sorts of experts but I’m also a single girl living in NYC with a busy schedule, active social life, and chocolate cravings. I’m here to share what works for me—and where I need a little help from you.