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