When it comes to Halloween candy, everyone has their favorite, but now viewers of the "Today" show have spoken and chosen the all time favorite Halloween candy and you may be surprised by the results.
The show held a “Bracketween” challenge pitting 16 candies against each other, and in the final round it was a battle between Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Snickers, with Snickers just edging things out for the win with 52% of the vote.
Meanwhile, “Today” asked two nutrition experts Mia Syn, registered dietitian nutritionist, and Brigid Titgemeier, a functional nutrition registered dietitian, to pick the three best and worst candies from this year’s “Sweet Sixteen,” so you may want to keep this in mind as you are chowing down on your kids’ candy this Saturday.
According to the two, the healthiest candy choices are:
PayDay – With the highest amount of protein and even some fiber it may keep you more satisfied, keeping you from going back for more.
Twizzlers – Although it has a lot of sugar, it has zero grams of saturated fat.
York Peppermint Patties – They have the lowest amount of saturated fat of all the candies.
100 Grand – Because “they do not have questionable artificial ingredients.”
As for the least healthy choices:
3 Musketeers – It's the highest in saturated fat and sugar.
Mounds – It's also high in saturated fat.
Skittles – Among the highest in sugar with no nutritional value.
M&Ms – They are loaded with artificial coloring
Starburst – They are loaded with sugar, plus they have a ton of artificial colors and flavors.
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