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Oct 29, 2010

Dum Dums: Wiser Choice for Halloween Sweets

WORST FRUIT CANDY

Brach's Airheads (3 pieces)
140 calories
1.5 g fat (1 g saturated)
19 g sugars
**Contains as much sugar as a Twinkie**

One is called Airheads, and one is called Dum Dums. But you can make a smart decision. Here's the basic formula for an Airhead: Sugar and filler carbohydrates (modified food starch, maltodextrin, etc), artificial colors and flavors, and partially hydrogenated oils-the source of trans fat. And they contain as much sugar as a Twinkie.

Now, don't get me wrong -- it's not like Dum Dums are nutritional paragons, but they do have two noteworthy advantages over Airheads: 1. No trans fats, and 2. They're a hard candy. That means they take you longer to eat, which is less time you have to gorge on Airheads.

Eat This, Instead:
Spangler Dum Dum Pops (3 pops)
77 calories
0 g fat
10g sugars

Author: Men's Health Brand Editor Matt Bean

 

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