Burning Off Halloween Candy Takes This Long

Worth It? You Bet!

October 30, 2019
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Knowing how many calories are in our favorite Halloween candy doesn’t keep us from enjoying it, but you might not polish off the entire bag if you know how long it takes to burn off those calories....unless you're Rebecca Wilde! Ha!

“Diet Detective” Dr. Charles Platkin has researched how many calories can be burned by doing everyday actions and applied that to figure out unique ways to burn off our Halloween treats.

This is how long it will take to burn off your favorites:

Fun size Milky Way - You’ll need to spend 27 minutes getting ready for your night out by doing your hair, putting on makeup, and getting your costume ready to burn off the 80 calories in this treat.

York Peppermint Pattie - Grab your bike helmet because you’ll need to ride 10 to 12 miles per hour for around seven and a half minutes to burn off these 53 calories.

Smarties - At 25 calories a roll, The Diet Doc estimates you could burn them off in just four minutes … but you’ll have to spend them chopping firewood with an ax. Say what??  Who are we....Paul Bunyon? LOL

Candy Corn - A bag of the classic Halloween candy with 26 pieces contains about 140 calories, which you can burn off easily while marching for 48 minutes.

Hershey's Kisses - Kisses are only about 22 calories each, so if you can manage to eat just one, you can burn it off jumping up and down from your seat 114 times during a scary movie.

Charms Blow Pop or Tootsie Pop - These popular lollipops each contain about 60 calories, and you can work that off by chasing your children for nearly 13-minutes straight.

Twizzlers - Each strawberry Twizzler contains about 40 calories you can work that off by decorating your house non-stop for almost 10 minutes. And that’s really a win-win because your house will look more festive when you’re finished.

Pumpkin Seeds - Too healthy......NEXT!

Candy Apple - There might be an apple underneath, but make no mistake, the candy coating has all the calories -- about 250 per apple! You'll need to go apple picking for more than 71 minutes to shed the calories you'd get eating just one.

Wicker and Wilde believe that taking the kids trick-or-treating must count for some sort of exercise and hey, how many calories does unwrapping the candy burn off?