How sweet it is -- and also how fat!

July 19, 1992|By John Tanasychuk | John Tanasychuk,Knight-Ridder News Service

The folks at Tufts University's Diet & Nutrition Letter went to the candy counter to find out the highs and lows when it comes to calories and fat.

Here's what they found:

The highest: Mr. Goodbar, 1.65 ounces, 240 calories, 15 fat grams (56 percent fat calories); Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, 1.6 ounces, 250 calories, 15 fat grams (54 percent fat calories); Hershey's Milk Chocolate, 1.55 ounces, 240 calories, 14 fat grams (52 percent fat calories); Almond Joy, 1.76 ounces, 250 calories, 14 grams of fat (50 percent fat calories); Kit Kat, 1.5 ounces, 230 calories, 12 grams of fat (47 percent fat calories) and M & M's peanut candies, 1.74 ounces, 250 calories, 13 grams of fat (47 percent fat calories).

The lowest: Good & Plenty, 1.8 ounces, 191 calories, 0 grams of fat; LifeSavers, 0.9 ounces, 88 calories, 0 grams of fat; Sugar Daddy, 2 ounces, 218 calories, 1 gram of fat (4 percent fat calories); York Peppermint Pattie, 1.5 ounces, 180 calories, 4 grams of fat (20 percent fat calories); Tootsie Roll, 2.25 ounces, 252 calories, 6 grams of fat, (21 percent fat calories); and Junior Mints, 1.6 ounces, 192 calories, 5 grams of fat (23 percent fat calories).

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