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How Much Exercise It Takes to Burn Off Popular Halloween Candy

Oct 27, 2023, 5:10 PM | Updated: 5:13 pm

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I saw a study today that said the average kid eats 3,500 calories in candy on Halloween. That’s OK if you’re six, but when you get to be my age, it takes A LOT to work that off.

I recently found another study from Family Food showing how much you have to do to work off popular candies…

  • A snack size Reese’s Cup (1 piece) contains 90 Calories and would require 10 minutes of jogging to burn off.
  • A fun size Snickers bar (1 piece) contains 80 Calories and would require 9 minutes of jogging to burn off.
  • A regular size Twizzlers Strawberry Twist Candy (1 piece) contains 40 Calories and would require 5 minutes of jogging to burn off.
  • A fun size 3 Musketeers bar (1 piece) contains 63 Calories and requires 7 minutes of jogging to burn off.
  • One single piece of a Starbust fruit chew contains 20 Calories and would only require 2 minutes of some jogging to burn off.
  • A fun size pack of Skittles candy contains about 60 Calories and would require around 6 minutes of jogging to burn off.
  • A fun size Twix bar contains 125 not so fun sized Calories, which requires 14 minutes of jogging to burn off.
  • A single small piece of Jolly Rancher candy contains around 25 Calories and would take about 3 minutes of jogging to burn off.
  • A small handful of candy corn (about 20 pieces) contains around 150 Calories, in which you would need to carve out 17 minutes for a jog to burn it off.

*Calorie and exercise information from calorieking.com. Based on a 35 year old female who is 5’7″ and weighs 144 lbs.

Maybe I won’t eat 20 Reese’s like I had planed after all…

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