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The bittersweet truth: Candy nutrition facts

For aid in sorting out the best picks among mainstream candies, we turned to American Dietetic Association representative Toby Smithson, who swiftly disabused us of the notion that any big-name Halloween treat might qualify as a good source of, say, protein or dietary fiber.

Best chocolate

Serving size; Calories; Saturated fat

1. Tootsie Roll Midgees: 2 pieces, 47 calories; 0 grams

2. York Peppermint Patties: 1 piece, 50 calories, 1 gram

3. Junior Mints: 1 snack-size box, 50 calories, 1 gram

4. Milk Duds: 1 snack-size box, 53 calories, 1 gram

5. Rolo: 2 pieces, 54 calories, 2 grams

Best nut candies

Serving size; calories; saturated fat

1. Snickers: 1 fun-size bar; 80 calories; 2 grams

2. (tie) Butterfinger: 1 fun-size bar, 85 calories, 2 grams

2. (tie) Baby Ruth:1 fun-size bar; 85 calories; 2 grams

3. PayDay: 1 snack-size bar, 90 calories, 1 gram

4. M&M's Peanut: 1 fun-size pack; 90 calories; 2 grams

Best other candies

Serving size; Calories; Saturated fat

1. Dubble Bubble: 2 pieces; 40 calories; 0 grams

2. Twizzlers Strawberry Twists: 1 snack-size bar; 47 calories; 0 grams

3. (tie) Smarties: 2 rolls; 50 calories; 0 grams

3. (tie) Mike and Ike: 1 snack-size box; 50 calories; 0 grams

3. (tie) Hot Tamales: 1 snack-size box; 50 calories; 0 grams

3. (tie) Chewy Lemonhead & Friends: 1 snack-size box; 50 calories; 0 grams

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