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Halloween Candy Quiz

Candy goes hand-in-hand with Halloween, but do you know which sweets will pack on the most pounds? Test your treat smarts.

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Halloween Candy Quiz
Halloween Candy Quiz
Question 1 of 20 Correct

Which one has fewer calories: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups or Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins?

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The correct answer is: Stick with the Halloween version. The pumpkin cup has 90 calories each. A regular Reese's Peanut Butter Cup has 105 calories.

Halloween Candy Quiz
Question 2 of 20 Correct

Which one has fewer calories: Skittles Mini-Pack or Skittles Riddles Mini-Pack?

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The correct answer is: Three mini-packs of regular Skittles have 180 calories. Compare that to three mini-packs of Skittles Riddles, which have 190 calories.

Halloween Candy Quiz
Question 3 of 20 Correct

Which one has fewer calories: A Hershey's Miniature Krackel bar or Hershey's Miniature Mr. Goodbar?

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The correct answer is: According to Hershey's, both the miniature Krackel and Mr. Goodbar have 42 calories each.

Halloween Candy Quiz
Question 4 of 20 Correct

Which one has fewer calories: A fun-size Mounds bar or a fun-size Almond Joy?

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The correct answer is: Even though you might think that Almond Joy is higher in calories because it has almonds, they both have 80 calories per fun-size bar.

Halloween Candy Quiz
Question 5 of 20 Correct

Which one has the fewest calories: a roll of Pez, Smarties, or SweetTarts?

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The correct answer is: If you want a healthier Halloween treat, stick with Smarties. One roll has just 25 calories. Pez comes in as a close second at 35 calories. One serving of SweetTarts has 50 calories.

Halloween Candy Quiz
Question 6 of 20 Correct

Which one has fewer calories: Brach's Candy Corn or Brach's Mellowcreme Pumpkins?

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The correct answer is: Regular candy corn is actually healthier. One piece of triangle-shaped candy corn has about 11 calories, while the pumpkin-shaped candy corn has 28 calories each.

Halloween Candy Quiz
Question 7 of 20 Correct

Which one has fewer calories: a fun-size Butterfinger or fun-size Butterfinger Pumpkins?

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The correct answer is: In this case, stick with the Halloween variety. One fun-size Butterfinger Pumpkin has 80 calories, while the fun-size Butterfinger bar has 100 calories.

Halloween Candy Quiz
Question 8 of 20 Correct

Which one has fewer calories: Snickers Miniatures or Tootsie Roll Midgees?

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The correct answer is: One Snickers Miniatures has about 42 calories. One Tootsie Roll Midgee is only 23 calories. But Tootsie Rolls are high in sugar; just one Midgee has about 3 grams.

Halloween Candy Quiz
Question 9 of 20 Correct

Which one has fewer calories: fun-size Nestlé Crunch or fun-size Nestlé Crunch Pumpkin?

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The correct answer is: At 1.2 ounces, the fun-size Nestlé Crunch "Pumpkin Singles" have 170 calories each, compared to the .45-ounce fun-size Nestlé Crunch at 60 calories each.

Halloween Candy Quiz
Question 10 of 20 Correct

Which one has fewer calories: A fun-size Baby Ruth bar or a snack-size PayDay bar?

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The correct answer is: This one is really close! The fun-size Baby Ruth bar has 85 calories, and the snack-size PayDay bar has 90.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

Which one has the fewest calories: a fun-size Twix Caramel Cookie Bar, fun-size Snickers bar or a snack-size Kit Kat bar?

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The correct answer is: Go with the Kit Kat bar. The snack size has 70 calories. A fun-size Snickers has 80 calories and the Twix has 125 calories.

Halloween Candy Quiz
Question 12 of 20 Correct

Which one has less sugar: Mini Laffy Taffy or Pixy Stix?

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The correct answer is: Pixy Stix only have 2 grams of sugar per straw. Mini Laffy Taffy, however, has 4.2 grams of sugar.

Halloween Candy Quiz
Question 13 of 20 Correct

Which one has fewer calories: Starburst Fruit Chews or Starburst GummiBursts?

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The correct answer is: GummiBursts have only 14 calories per piece. Fruit Chews have 20 calories a piece.

Halloween Candy Quiz
Question 14 of 20 Correct

Which one has fewer calories: One box of Milk Duds Candy or one box of Junior Mints?

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The correct answer is: If you want to reach for a chewy chocolate snack, you're better off grabbing a handful of Junior Mints. One box has 170 calories. Milk Duds have 230 calories per box.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

Which one has fewer calories: Hershey's Pumpkin Spice Kisses or Hershey's Milk Chocolates Kisses?

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The correct answer is: This one was a really close call, but the milk chocolate variety wins the prize. A single Hershey's Kiss has about 22 calories, and the pumpkin version has 23 calories.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

Which one has fewer calories: Milky Way Midnight Minis or Milky Way Minis?

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The correct answer is: Dark chocolate wins this competition. The Midnight Minis have 36 calories a piece while the original ones have 38 calories.

Halloween Candy Quiz
Question 17 of 20 Correct

Which of these is most harmful to your teeth?

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The correct answer is: Sour Patch Kids are probably the most harmful of the above. Candy manufacturers add more acids--or different kinds of acid--to sour candy varieties to give them that pucker factor. And it's those "tangy" acids that can create deep craters in your tooth enamel.

Halloween Candy Quiz
Question 18 of 20 Correct

Which hard candy has fewer calories: Werther's Original Creamy Caramel Filled or Apple Caramel Filled?

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The correct answer is: Stick with the fall variety. The candies filled with caramel apple have 25 calories each, while the candies filled with just caramel have 30 calories a piece.

Halloween Candy Quiz
Question 19 of 20 Correct

Which of these has fewer calories: Reese's Pieces snack-size candy or fun-size Peanut Butter M&M's?

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The correct answer is: While these tasty Halloween treats are similar, Reese's Pieces snack-size candy is the winner with 70 calories per pack. Peanut Butter M&Ms have 95 calories per fun-size pack.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

True or false: It's better to break off pieces from a regular-size candy bar than buy the fun-size version.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics researchers found that when people were offered 20 halves of candy pieces vs. 20 full pieces, the half-pieces satisfied them with only half the calories. The lesson? Nibbling a few bites from a regular-sized bar may save you more calories than eating a whole, smaller bar--and still leave your sweet-tooth satisfied.

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