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The Ultimate Halloween Candy Damage Rankings — A Countdown Of The 60 Most Fattening Halloween Candies

It’s the back-end of October — unleash the candy floodgates and the ensuing onslaught of empty calories, sugar, saturated fat, and artificial edible crack.

In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve built the Ultimate Halloween Candy Damage Rankings — a countdown of the 60 most horrifyingly fattening candies made by man, including everything from Hershey’s Kisses to Pixy Stix.

To compare the nutritional content of each candy side-by-side, we’ve compiled the nutritional data, crunched the numbers, and calculated a composite damage score based on 6 key dimensions of candy nutrition:1

  • Calories
  • Sugar
  • Saturated Fat
  • Trans Fat
  • HFCS
  • Artificial Colors

*Unless otherwise noted, all nutrition info is for 1 fun size/snack size piece.

While we’re all-in on health, we don’t support the frightening practice of giving out floss, apples, and raisins; that’s cruel and unusual punishment. Consider Halloween an annual, built-in cheat day. Under control, it’s okay to enjoy a little holiday indulgence and reward yourself for busting your butt year-round. You won’t spontaneously combust.

But if there’s one MAJOR takeaway—because guzzling small doses of calories, sugar, and fat are all undeniable Halloween rituals—it’s to consciously avoid (or severely limit) engorging yourself on any candy with trans fat. A spooky 40% of the candy we ranked contained trans fat; it’s a heart killer that’ll do MAJOR damage in high amounts.

Where does your favorite Halloween candy stack up? Dig in.
 



 

The 60 Most Fattening Halloween Candies


*Note: As we countdown the 60 most fattening Halloween candies, LOWER rankings and HIGHER damage scores indicate more fattening candy. 

 

60. Hershey’s Kiss


 

Nutritional Damage (1 kiss): 
  • Calories — 26
  • Sugar — 2.3 g
  • Saturated Fat — 0.9 g
  • Trans Fat — NO
  • HFCS NO
  • Artificial Colors — NO

 

Composite Damage Score: 5

 

59. Twizzlers


 

Twizzlers Nutrition

 

Nutritional Damage (1 fun size pack): 
  • Calories — 37.5
  • Sugar — 5.3 g
  • Saturated Fat — 0 g
  • Trans Fat — NO
  • HFCS — NO
  • Artificial Colors — YES

 

Composite Damage Score: 7

 

58. Smarties


 

 

Nutritional Damage (1 fun size roll): 
  • Calories — 25
  • Sugar — 6 g
  • Saturated Fat — 0 g
  • Trans Fat — NO
  • HFCS — NO
  • Artificial Colors — YES

 

Composite Damage Score: 7

 

57. Krackel/Mr. Goodbar


 

Mr Goodbar Nutrition

 

Nutritional Damage (1 fun size piece): 
  • Calories — 42
  • Sugar — 4.4 g
  • Saturated Fat — 1.4 g
  • Trans Fat — NO
  • HFCS — NO
  • Artificial Colors — NO

 

Composite Damage Score: 9

 

56. Jelly Belly Jelly Beans


 

 

Nutritional Damage (1 fun size pack): 
  • Calories — 40
  • Sugar — 7.7 g
  • Saturated Fat — 0 g
  • Trans Fat — NO
  • HFCS — NO
  • Artificial Colors — YES

 

Composite Damage Score: 10

 

55. Hershey’s Nuggets


 

 

Nutritional Damage (1 fun size piece): 
  • Calories — 45
  • Sugar — 4 g
  • Saturated Fat — 1.5 g
  • Trans Fat — NO
  • HFCS — NO
  • Artificial Colors — NO

 

Composite Damage Score: 10

 

54. Haribo Gummy Bears


 

 

Nutritional Damage (1 fun size pack): 
  • Calories — 50
  • Sugar — 7.3 g
  • Saturated Fat — 0 g
  • Trans Fat — NO
  • HFCS — NO
  • Artificial Colors — YES

 

Composite Damage Score: 11

 

53. York Peppermint Pattie


 

 

Nutritional Damage (1 fun size piece): 
  • Calories — 50
  • Sugar — 9 g
  • Saturated Fat — 0.7 g
  • Trans Fat — NO
  • HFCS — NO
  • Artificial Colors — NO

 

Composite Damage Score: 12

 

52. Sour Patch Kids


Sour Patch Kids Nutrition

 

Nutritional Damage (1 fun size pack): 
  • Calories — 50
  • Sugar — 10 g
  • Saturated Fat — 0 g
  • Trans Fat — NO
  • HFCS — NO
  • Artificial Colors — YES

 

Composite Damage Score: 12

 

51. Mike & Ikes


 

 

Nutritional Damage (1 fun size pack): 
  • Calories — 50
  • Sugar — 9 g
  • Saturated Fat — 0 g
  • Trans Fat — NO
  • HFCS — NO
  • Artificial Colors — YES

 

Composite Damage Score: 12

 

50. Swedish Fish


 

 

Nutritional Damage (1 fun size pack): 
  • Calories — 50
  • Sugar — 11 g
  • Saturated Fat — 0 g
  • Trans Fat — NO
  • HFCS — NO
  • Artificial Colors — YES

 

Composite Damage Score: 13

 

49. Bit-O-Honey


 

 

Nutritional Damage (1 fun size piece): 
  • Calories — 27
  • Sugar — 3.2 g
  • Saturated Fat — 0.3 g
  • Trans Fat — YES
  • HFCS — NO
  • Artificial Colors — NO

 

Composite Damage Score: 13

 

48. Sweet Tarts


 

 

Nutritional Damage (1 fun size pack): 
  • Calories — 50
  • Sugar — 13 g
  • Saturated Fat — 0 g
  • Trans Fat — NO
  • HFCS — NO
  • Artificial Colors — YES

 

Composite Damage Score: 14

 

47. PayDay


 PayDay Nutrition

 

Nutritional Damage (1 fun size piece): 
  • Calories — 80
  • Sugar — 8 g
  • Saturated Fat — 1 g
  • Trans Fat — NO
  • HFCS — NO
  • Artificial Colors — NO

 

Composite Damage Score: 14

 

46. Nerds


 

 

Nutritional Damage (1 fun size pack): 
  • Calories — 50
  • Sugar — 12 g
  • Saturated Fat — 0 g
  • Trans Fat — NO
  • HFCS — NO
  • Artificial Colors — YES

 

Composite Damage Score: 14




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References, Notes, Links

  1. All nutrition data comes from NutritionData, CalorieCounter, and various company websites []

 

Bryan DiSanto

Bryan DiSanto

Owner & Editor-in-Chief at Lean It UP
Bryan DiSanto is the Owner & Editor-in-Chief of Lean It UP, a culinary student at Le Cordon Bleu – Paris, an ACE-CPT & CSN, NYU graduate, ex-fat kid, and all-around fitness/nutrition nutjob.

He also contributes to Men's Health Magazine.

When he’s not working on his (or somebody else’s) abs, whipping up Eggocados, or running a Tough Mudder, he’s probably off yelling at a Carolina Panthers game somewhere.
Bryan DiSanto

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