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Website ranks chocolate and candy by fat and calories
It's Halloween and you're watching your fat intake. However, you aren't willing to completely sacrifice the chocolately goodness of the holiday. Which of the following is the lowest fat treat to sneak from the kids loot pile?
- Butterfinger bar
- Milky Way bar
- plain M & M's
- Snickers Bar
- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
- Kit Kat bar
A Calorie Counter is a free website that could answer that question faster than you could unwrap the Almond Joy bars. Besides fat and calories, the site can also rank candies by the sugar content, saturated fat levels and if they contain trans fats.
There isn't any kind of candy that's actually good for a diet, but knowing how bad the numbers are might help you make better choices, or at least limit the intake of the really bad stuff.
According to the chart, the lowest fat choice between the chocolates listed is a tie between the Kit Kat and Butterfinger bars at 11 grams of fat.
However, the figures all seem to be for regular size candy bars, so the fantasy that eating ten "fun-sized" candy bars doesn't count due to all the energy used getting them out of the wrappers might not be completely destroyed.