A little online research yielded the frightening news that this year’s most popular girls’ Halloween costume is something hideous Lady Gaga wears (there is a rather large selection) and that boys are gravitating to something from Jersey Shore or Avatar.
In fairness I should mention that good ol’ traditional Zombies are popular too. When I was a kid (before the dawn of modern time) Davy Crockett was big along with just about anything military along with traditional favorites like Frankenstein, the Mummy and Dracula. These days, no self-respecting kid would be found dressed up as any of these.
What’s happening to society? I’m not sure what kind of a national mirror Halloween costumes might be, but the reflection, I think, is scary. But I digress.
Something even scarier is what our kids are bringing home in there trick or treat bags. I’m talking about all those sugar-laden goodies that are the mainstay of Halloween. To be sure, in the day, I ate my share. (I shudder to think about all the junk I ate as a kid.) But at least then candy was made with real sugar and not high fructose corn syrup.
In light of the Halloween season, we decided to find out what treats contain the most sugar. These are the normal size you’ll find at the check stand of any supermarket. Fun sizes will contain less, jumbo sizes will contain more, much more.
1. Skittles – 47 grams of sugar
2. 3 Muskateers – 40 grams of sugar
3. Starburst – 34 grams of sugar
4. Milky Way – 32 grams of sugar
5. Junior Mints – 32 grams of sugar
6. M&Ms Plain – 31 grams of sugar
7. Hershey’s Milk Chocolate – 31 grams of sugar
8. Snickers – 30 grams of sugar
Sugar is in everything and it’s getting more difficult to find products that don’t contain sugar. If you’re looking to avoid the traditional sugar packed treats of Halloween but still want to enjoy sweet treat, try any of our delicious sugar free chocolate products. We’ve got everything from chocolate bars and truffles to sugar free gifts for any occasion.