Which Wins Wednesday: Chocolate vs. Gummy Candy

Who doesn’t love Halloween? You wear too much makeup and tacky outfits without being judged (unless you are in a costume contest)! Besides the spooky cocktail creations, candy is everywhere. After you throw out all of the spice cookies and licorice, which one wins: chocolate or gummy candy?

Gummy candy
For this sweet category, let’s talk about the most iconic cavity-causer of all time: Swedish Fish. Red bliss in a fish shape. One serving of 19 pieces has 160 calories, 0 grams of fat and 24 grams of sugar.

There are so many kinds of chocolate, so we are going to talk about a good old-fashioned milk chocolate candy bar. One 1.5oz bar has 210 calories, 13 grams of fat and 26 grams of sugar.

The winner is…
Milk chocolate does not have the nutritional benefits of dark chocolate — ugh! Plus, its higher fat and sugar content make gummy Swedish Fish the winner this week. Just don’t forget to brush your teeth!

Robin M. Gillespie is a NASM-certified fitness professional, social media expert and IDEA Inspired Blogger from Philadelphia who loves cashews.