This Halloween, use the 100-calorie rule for eating candy

Like many things, Halloween trick-or-treating won’t be the same this year.

Still, there’s bound to be a big bowl of candy in your sights at some point, so what to do if you’re trying to watch your waistline?

You can still partake, but perhaps try limiting yourself to 100 calories of the stuff each day. But how much is 100 calories of candy? Consumer Reports has the answer with a handy candy calorie guide.

Love Hershey’s Kisses? One hundred calories is four and a half of them.

M&M’s? Count out 23. And, if you have a Starburst craving, five pieces is your 100-calorie maximum.

Personally, I love Butterfingers, like 10 of them at a time. But if you want to stick to the calorie limit, you’ll have to keep it to 1 1/5 fun size bars.

And what about the ever reliable Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup? A hundred calories are in nine-tenths of one regular sized cup. Share that other tenth with your kid. Or just eat the whole thing. We won’t tell anyone.

Lastly, it wouldn’t be Halloween without candy corn (at least for some of us), so — dive on in — 100 is 13 3/5 pieces.

Brennan Haselton

In 2000, Brennan Haselton took a job at WTOP as reporter and anchor, and that's where he has been ever since (with the exception of a brief return to Seattle in 2005). He is a two-time winner of the national Edward R. Murrow Award, and winner of the National Headliner Grand Award.

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