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5 Surprisingly High-Cal Halloween Treats

Be Very Afraid of These Calorie Monsters!


10/12/2016 1:51:30 PM

I guess I'm lucky I don't like any of those traditional pumpkin recipes, coffees, baked goods, just don't like them, and the traditional Halloween treats also don't do a thing for me. Now Christmas is another story, though..............
10/12/2016 12:58:09 PM

FAMILY4749's SparkPage
I have an annoying habit of reading labels on everything before I buy them or cook them.
Excellent article!
10/12/2016 11:33:52 AM

JERSEYGIRL24's SparkPage
I have had one pumpkin spice latte this season, and after finding out the nutrition information (which was before reading this article) I think it will be my last. I love pumpkin spice coffee, but there are plenty of nearly calorie free options if you are willing to drink black coffee. Most of the chain convenience stores around here have some sort of pumpkin spice coffee (not latte). If you want the latte, a cappuccino or plain latte with skim milk and no sugar (you can always add a little yourself if necessary) are better options.

Thanks for sharing. Reminds us that these treats aren't "free" by any means.
10/12/2016 10:33:37 AM

"Be afraid"
"...two month season"

I suppose that if a person really WANTS to make life more difficult for themselves, and make it harder for themselves to make healthy choices, then it makes sense to get in to the mindset of fear of certain foods and treating 3 separate single-day holidays as a "season".

For those of us who prefer to keep things simple, it is entirely possible to treat seasonal foods the same as any other options (where you mindfully make individual choices as to what you want and will fit in to your healthy lifestyle), and ignore the marketing hype that created a "season" and focus on enjoying the actual meaning of the individual holidays and treat the foods on those days the same as every other day (since it really is NOT about the food).
10/12/2016 9:44:45 AM

Candy corn and candy pumpkins are my favorite! For a while, the advertising of virtually no fat seemed to make them even better, but the calories/sugar are another story. I couldn't keep a stash at home to gradually eat.
10/12/2016 9:24:30 AM

Candy corn! Yes, I used to love it, until I realized I couldn't stop!!! A real trigger to binge for me -- so, no more candy corn.
10/23/2013 6:22:11 AM

LEANMEAN2's SparkPage
Thanks for sharing.
10/17/2013 9:54:00 AM

I don't know how I feel about this article because ads from Chitka kept blocking it!
10/17/2013 9:48:26 AM

For those of you who love pumpkin spice coffees Tim Hortons has sugar free flavor shots. Right now they have pumpkin spice. They only have 4 calories per shot. I usually get two. They don't add sweetness but they do add nice flavor. 2 shots is good for a large or below.
10/17/2013 7:16:00 AM

These all seem like no-brainers, but I enjoyed the slight humor throughout the article (esp the subtitle: Be afraid of these calorie monsters).

I'm reading this article on October 17 so it is good timing since I just bought my halloween trick or treats and need to control myself to not "dip in".
11/1/2011 2:17:09 PM

Good's amazing how something so small and innocent can be so "tricky"! Thanks for the great info!
10/25/2011 10:17:03 PM

I like the idea of mixing in a few candy corn with trail mix. I think I'll try that. I also am going to peruse Sparkrecipes for some pumpkin use ideas. Healthier ones, that is.
10/25/2011 9:02:15 PM

Pffft...once you give up sugar, this junk doesn't faze you don't be afraid of nothin'...
10/25/2011 5:11:05 PM

Really? Be afraid of food is really the message you want to send here? The article was good but the message of the subtitle a little unhealthy, in my opinion.
10/25/2011 2:16:35 PM

Someone at work must already have read this article! At a recent training, she combined granola, baby chocolate chips, craisins and a few candy corn. It was enough to get the taste but not enough to pack too much of a calorie wallop.

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