Easter Candy Expose’

One of my favorite posts, re-posted for the 2nd highest candy consumption holiday….Happy Easter to all of my friends out there!

According to a Newsweek article published this week: You can add Easter to the list of holidays on which Americans are willing to abandon their low-sugar and low-carb diets. In fact, spending on Easter candy increased 5.6 percent between 2006 and 2007. Easter typically ranks as the holiday with the second-highest spending on candy, right behind Halloween.

Clearly some of my favorites are NOT the best options for me.  I have managed to avoid the candy this year except for a mini reeses egg (I had a moment of weakness) but survived and only did minimal damage with one.  Here are a few of the most popular Easter candies and how they stack up!  I have been craving a few things on this list, but even if the calories are low, I’m thinking the sugar content should keep me away.  Thanks fitsugar!

Candy Calories Fat (g) Carbs (g) Sugar (g)
4 Peeps Marshmallow Bunnies 130 0 33 29
1 Peeps Hollow Milk Chocolate Egg 420 24 54 52
5 Mars Mini Chocolate Eggs 179 10 20.4 17.6
1 Cadbury Solid Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny 890 48.6 101.2 97.1
1 Cadbury Creme Egg 150 5 25 22
12 Cadbury Chocolate Eggs 190 8 28 26
1 Dove Solid Chocolate Easter Bunny 230 13 25 24
1 Nestle’s Crunch Solid Chocolate Easter Bunny 692 36.2 95.6 79.1
1 Snickers Cream Sports Egg 140 6 18 16
1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg 180 10 18 16
1 Reese’s Reester Bunny 798 42 88.2 75.6
1 Brachs Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Egg 43 1.3 7.8 6
5 Brachs Malted Easter Eggs 180 5 31 27
35 Jelly Belly Assorted Jellybeans 140 0 37 28
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