By this point in the year, you’ve probably caved and bought some Halloween candy.
We wanted to know if there was a way to pick a candy that might be more “healthy” than the rest, mitigating some of the guilt we feel as we indulge in the seasonal sweets. With that in mind, Business Insider took a quick survey of the local Halloween candy aisle.
In total, we looked at 45 candies and accounted for their calories, fat, sugar, and protein content. Candies that were lower in sugar, fat, and calories while higher in protein ranked more positively than candies higher in sugar, fat, and calories and lower in protein.
A disclaimer: no candy is necessarily nutritious — and you should always limit the added sugar you have in your diet.
Here are the 10 that reign supreme as the “healthiest” of the season. Take 5, Smarties, and Jolly Ranchers took the top spots.
Take 5 bars were crowned the winner, based on the protein it contained and the relatively low sugar and calorie count for one piece (many packages contain two).
The candies below are the least healthy, including Sweetarts, 3 Musketeers, and certain iterations of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. If you’re looking for a more healthy rendition of that treat, you might want to opt for a Reese’s Pumpkin, which packs in the same amount of protein with less sugar.
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