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Halloween Survival Guide: Weed Out Bad Candy

When you are going through your child's candy bag tonight looking for the open packages, homemade foods, and razor blades in apples, I suggest also screening for unhealthy ingredients. Look for and toss out candies that contain hydrogenated oils and trans fat!

Unfortunately, many popular candies contain trans fats. Here's a short list:

  • Skittles
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Three Musketeers
  • Twix
  • Snickers
  • Milky Way

Don't worry that after screening for trans fats that your child will be as completely treat-less as the children in the photo. There are plenty of treats out there that don't contain these fats. For help in this matter check out this candy breakdown.


colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
What is this "don't be such a killjoy"? "Food Nazi"? Um, this is FIT Sugar, the whole point of the site is to give us a clue. :oy:
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
Skittles? Noooo! Argh. I really thought they were safe(r).
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
Razorblades in apples? What the beejesus?! That's truly sick. We were giving out mini rolls straight from the packet and in front of the parents.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
all the stuff I like are fat for me?! just great.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
Snickers?! OH that's my fave!!! I HATED getting Bibles for Holloween...I was like What the EFF!? lol
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
LOL, the empty buckets in the photo, hahaha.
Tutta Tutta 9 years
I was told of a great idea when it comes to kids and candy at Halloween. I don't have kids myself but if I ever do, this is DEFINITELY an option. After everyone goes trick or treating, you leave the candy on the front porch for the "Candy Fairy" and in return they leave you money or a gift. It works like the tooth fairy and instead of having a ton of candy around for weeks, the kids can get something fun!
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
the only one thats gonna get me is snickers!!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I pretty much am not a fan of everythign on that short list :)
darkoblivion darkoblivion 9 years
I'm a pretty big health nazi but I also realize that if one doesn't indulge ever so often, their head just might explode. If I want some candy on Halloween then by god I'm going to eat it without feeling guilty. Because god knows I never eat it any other time. Have fun and indulge I say. 1 day of eating a bit of candy isn't going to stop your heart. :)
sweet_infiniti sweet_infiniti 9 years
Tootsie rolls? And Milky Way? ):
tyra tyra 9 years
I AGREE WITH BAHIACHIC it is only one night,,,and now i am always the reading the nutrtion label i did last night and i feel guilty that i can't even have a piece of candy wit out wondering about tommrow..... its just one candy!!!!!
superfoxml superfoxml 9 years
boo Fit. I love Tootsie rolls. :(
imLissy imLissy 9 years
oh no! those are like all my favorite candies! :'(
bahiachic bahiachic 9 years
It's one night of fun! Don't be such a kill joy. There is a reason people don't hand out fruits and veggies, it is only one night. You sound like a food nazi.
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 9 years
I been eating bits of kit kats tonight.
Allotrios Allotrios 9 years
That's a darned shame, I love Twix!
tyra tyra 9 years
Allytta Allytta 9 years
oh no :( you just broke my heart, i can't live without skittles. well, i better find a healthier replacement.
nancita nancita 9 years
Wow, I would have NEVER thought Tootsie Rolls contained trans fat. I always liked them because they were relatively low in fat. Thanks for the tip.
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 9 years
are these the 'fun' sizes or normal sizes? I just ate a 'fun' size almond joy and now I'm freaking out that might be dinner!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
Oh, Tootsie Rolls! That's a sad surprise. I clicked on the long list and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups have no trans fats in them! Gee I wonder which candy I should go ape crazy over tonight! :-P
literatured literatured 9 years
Skittles? I never knew that. I've transported my sweet tooth to a more sour one.. I'm hooked on grapefruit juice now :)
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