My mom is in town for the week and she stocked up my candy jars for Easter. (Thanks mama cita! My friends will be loving you.) There are so many different delightful holiday treats out there, but I don't want you to be fooled into thinking that a few handfuls here and there don't add up...so instead of having the joke be on you...I thought I'd fill you in. I know, maybe you don't want to know. Knowledge is power. Promise.
First off, my personal favorites...Peanut M&M's
This is what 1 serving looks like.
1/4 cup = about 20 peanut M&M's.
Stats: 220 calories 11 grams of fat (4.5 saturated) 22 grams of sugar 4 grams of protein
Next...Divine Cadbury Mini Eggs.
I think these things are infused with some sort of addictive substance.
This is what 1 serving looks like = 12 pieces
nutrition stats: 190 calories 8 grams of fat (5 saturated...yikes) 27 grams of sugar 2 grams of protein
Easter Candy Corns
Here is what one serving looks like - 22 candy corns
140 calories 0 grams of fat 32 grams of sugar (that is more than you should have in a day)
Starburst Jelly Beans
If you are eating regular jelly beans you are a) crazy b) wasting your calories...these are WAY better.
Here is what one serving looks like...1/4 cup
150 calories in 1/4 cup and 0 grams of fat.
1 serving - 5 chicks
For the record. I think these are disgusting...so I don't have a photo for you.
For one serving there is 140 calories.
Reese's Eggs. We're talking the big ones that come individually wrapped here.
One serving is one egg and has 180 calories and 11 grams of fat. Yowza...
Hopefully that helps you to not be fooled when you're reaching in the candy jar.
Now something serious. This is NOT a joke. There are mice in my house...real ones. If you're thinking Cinerella/Fieval Goes West/Mickey Mouse...don't be fooled. They aren't cute and cuddly and helpful when sewing. They are gross. This pic is real...you may just feel sick enough after seeing it to not want to eat candy at all. SO GROSS.
Were the nutrition facts surprising to you? It always seems like candy is higher than we think it is, and it's so easy to keep eating because it doesn't fill you up. Any mice extermination tips for me....GROSS.