This time of year, it’s virtually impossible to avoid sugary candies. Whether you’re in the office politely declining treats co-workers bring in or at home trying to avoid the candy your kids have collected, sugar is everywhere around Halloween. This is the time of year you probably find yourself indulging in sugary treats more often than usual.
Of course it’s best to bypass candy altogether, but if you need an indulgence, reach for candies that have less sugar. That means choosing the fun-size treats, not full size, and choosing one of these lower-sugar options:
Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate
If you want a chocolaty treat, reach for a fun-sized Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Bar. The chocolate is rich enough to be savored, so you’ll feel like you’re getting a real treat. Best of all, each fun-sized piece has only 4 grams of sugar.
When you’re trying to avoid sugar you might not think Smarties are a good choice, since they’re known as a very sugary candy. However, each small roll has 5 grams of sugar and only 25 calories, so they are a relatively light treat.
Tootsie Rolls are a classic nostalgic candy. Each mini Tootsie Roll has just 3.4 grams of sugar, and since they’re chewy, one piece will last you a long time.
If you can stop at just one, Hershey’s Kisses are an excellent way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Each Kiss just has 2.5 grams of sugar. If you eat one Kiss a day, you can curb your candy craving and still stay on track with your healthy lifestyle.
If you’re struggling to keep your candy consumption under control, allow yourself a small intentional treat, then use a Sweet Defeat to stop yourself from having more. Your best bet this time of year is to leave the candy to the kids—or better yet, give it away so they can’t eat it either!