Healthiest and unhealthiest Halloween candies for 2016


COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s almost time to take our kids trick or treating.

Before your kids start filling up their favorite pillowcase with candy, you should probably take a look at what’s good for them to eat and what they should avoid.

Okay, we know… it’s hard to call any candy healthy, but there are definitely brands of candy that are better for you than others, in moderation of course. broke down a list of the healthiest and unhealthiest candy you can find this year.

For those looking for healthy treats, these are the top five you’ll want to find in your child’s goodie bag:

  • Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter cups
  • Smarties
  • Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate
  • York Peppermint Patties
  • Peanut M&Ms

As far as ones you might want to take away, look for these unhealthy treats:

  • Fun Dip
  • Candy Corn
  • Take 5
  • Rainbow Nerds
  • Milk Duds

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