Easter candies are possibly the reason that many end up getting a sugar rush. Though there’s no avoiding these sweet treats, Easter candies aren’t good for our health or metabolism. However, we can try and burn off those calories. Let us see how much you would have to hop, err.. walk to burn off that confectionery.
Hershey’s Easter Kisses: These certainly look irresistible decked out in pretty pink, blue, green, and silver foil wrappers at Easter. Though just nine of these miniature looking chocolate candies equal one serving, it packs a whopping 202 calories. To burn these little babies off, you would have to power-walk for 56 minutes.
Peeps Marshmallow Bunny: Basic ingredients in any Easter candy include sugar, corn syrup, and gelatin. However, lest we forget, companies routinely add excessive amounts of food coloring that transforms the marshmallow treat into the colors of spring. While merely four bunnies equal one serving, they contain 110 calories, which would require a good 30 walk to burn off.
Brach’s Candy Corn Chicks: Though relatively new to the Easter tradition, these do not deviate from the recipe, containing mostly sugar and corn syrup. However, they pack a mean 170 calories per serving, mandating you spend 47 minutes on the treadmill.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg: Made of chocolate and peanut butter, Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg is a must for the occasion. Not only do they taste good, both the primary ingredients are known to offer a feeling of euphoria and well-being. However, this Easter candy isn’t good if had in large quantities. Just one Reese’s egg, packs 170 calories, just like the Brach’s Candy Corn Chicks, mandating the same duration on the treadmill.
Cadbury Creme Egg: Consisting of milk chocolate on the outside with a white and yellow fondant filling, Cadbury Creme Egg has always been a must-have for Easter. Though it certainly makes a delicious Easter treat, just a single egg from the basket, contains 150 calories, mandating you walk rigorously for 39 minutes.
Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs Malted Milk Candy: These colorful speckled candies are pretty easy to grab a handful. Though they be pretty easy to stuff your mouth with, 24 pieces that make up a serving, pack a 170 calories. While you may feel nothing stuffing yourself silly with these candies that may remind you of jellybeans, you will certainly feel the burn for 47 minutes, trying to walk off those calories.
Russell Stover Chocolate Bunny: We have saved the best and worst of the Easter candies for last. The Easter holiday is never complete until you have chomped down the head of this delicious bunny. This bunny-shaped chocolate though, is one of the worst culprits. A 1.5-ounce chocolate cottontail contains a whopping 240 calories, which will require you to walk for a good 63 minutes.
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