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Counting Carbohydrates in Popular Candies

Gina Flores
Caregiver Advocate | Shield HealthCare
10/11/12  8:20 AM PST
Carbohydrates in Popular Candies

Fall is officially here, and it’s no surprise that seasonal candy is everywhere you turn. People with diabetes and those in weight management programs need to pay special attention to the amount of carbs in their diet.  It’s important to read food labels and look at total carbohydrates, not just grams of sugar. Total carbohydrate grams include sugar, complex carbohydrate and fiber.

Our friends at the American Diabetes Association have made a list of the most popular candies and their carbohydrate counts. Looking at the list, chewy candies such as Milk Duds, Candy Corn and Tootsie Rolls rank among the highest in carbohydrates.

Grams of carbohydrate in popular candies:

100 Grand Fun Size Bar     15 grams

3 Musketeers Miniature Bar     4 grams

Air Heads 1 Mini Size     11 grams

Almond Joy Snack Size Bar     10 grams

Ande’s Mints 1 mint     3 grams

Appleheads/Cherryheads/Grapeheads 10 pieces     14 grams

Atomic Fireballs 1 piece     9 grams

Baby Ruth Fun Size Bar     12 grams

Bit-O-Honey 6 pieces     38 grams

Bottle Caps 10 pieces     14 grams

Brach’s Candy Corn 22 pieces (40 g)     36 grams

Brach’s Caramel Creams 1 piece     8 grams

Brach’s Cinnamon Hard Candy 1 piece     6 grams

Brach’s Fruit Chews 1 piece     6 grams

Brach’s Milkmaid Caramels 1 piece     7 grams

Brach’s Milkmaid Caramel Rolls 5 pieces     28 grams

Brach’s Starlight Peppermints 1 piece     5 grams

Brach’s Strawberry Filled Hard Candy 3 pieces     13 grams

Original Flavored Bubble Yum 1 piece     6 grams

Butterfinger Fun Size Bar (21 g)     15 grams

Charleston Chew (Vanilla Flavored) 13 pieces (40 g)     29 grams

Charms Regular Blow Pop 1 pop     14 grams

Dots 12 dots (43 g)      35 grams

Double Bubble Gum 1 piece      5 grams

Dum Dum Suckers 1 sucker      7 grams

Fruit Roll Up 1 Roll Up      12 grams

Good and Plenty 33 pieces      33 grams

Blackforest Gummy Bears 11 pieces      30 grams

Heath Bar Snack Size bar      9 grams

Hershey’s Kisses 1 piece    3 grams

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate  3 Snack Size bars     25 grams

Hershey’s Miniature Krackel 1 miniature bar     5 grams

Hershey’s Miniature Milk Chocolate 1 miniature bar     5 grams

Hershey’s Miniature Mr. Goodbar 1 miniature bar    4 grams

Hershey’s Miniature Special Dark 1 miniature bar     5 grams

Hershey’s Nugget 1 piece     6 grams

Hershey’s Pay Day Fun Size bar     10 grams

Hot Tamales 10 pieces     18 grams

Jawbusters 3 pieces     17 grams

Jolly Rancher Fruit Chews 6 pieces (39 g)     33 grams

Jolly Rancher Hard Candy 3 pieces     17 grams

Jolly Rancher Lollipop 1 lollipop     16 grams

Juicy Fruit Gum 1 Stick (3 g)     2 grams

Junior Mints 1 small box     11 grams

Kit Kat 3 two-piece bars     28 grams

Kraft Caramel 1 piece     6 grams

Laffy Taffy 1 piece     6 grams

Lemonheads 10 pieces     14 grams

Lifesavers Gummi Savers 6 pieces     13 grams

Lifesavers Hard Candies 4 pieces     16 grams

M & M’s (peanut) Mini Pack     13 grams

M &M’s (plain) Mini Pack     15 grams

Mentos 1 piece     3 grams

Milk Duds 13 pieces     28 grams

Milky Way Fun Size Bar     12 grams

Mounds Fun Size Bar     10 grams

Nerds 1 Tbsp     14 grams

Nestle Crunch Fun Size Bar    9 grams

Now and Later 1 piece    3 grams

Peep’s Ghosts 1 ghost     11 grams

Pixie Sticks Each Stick     2 grams

Pop Rocks 1 package (7 g)     7 grams

Razzles 2 pieces     3 grams

Red Hots 1 oz box     27 grams

Reese’s Fast Break Snack size bar     12 grams

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups 1 package -2 cups     29 grams

Reese’s Pieces 50 pieces     23 grams

Rice Krispie Treat 1 bar (22 g)     17 grams

Ring Pop 1 ring pop     14 grams

Rolos 1 piece     5 grams

Runts 12 pieces     14 grams

Skittles Mini Pack     18 grams

Smarties 1 Roll     7 grams

Snickers Fun Size Bar     12 grams

Sour Patch Kids 1 package (17 g)     16 grams

Spree 1 pouch     12 grams

Starburst 4 pieces     16 grams

Sugar Babies Snack Size     24 grams

Sugar Daddy 1 junior pop     11 grams

Super Bubble 1 piece     5 grams

Swedish Fish 1 package (17 g)     16 grams

Sweet Tarts (giant, chewy) 1 tart     9 grams

Sweet Tarts (mini, chewy) 1 pouch    18 grams

Sweet Tarts (small, hard) 5 packs of 3 candies     13 grams

Sweet Tart Chews 1 piece    7 grams

Sweet Tart Shockers 9 pieces (16 g)    14 grams

Sweet Tart Twists (chewy) 1 twist     6 grams

Toostie Caramel Apple Pops 1 pop     15 grams

Tootsie Miniature Pops 1 pop     4 grams

Tootsie Pop 1 pop     15 grams

Tootsie Roll Mini Chews 30 pieces     27 grams

Twix Fun Size Piece 10 grams

Twizzlers 1 twizzler (10 g) 8 grams

War Heads Extreme Sour Hard Candy 1 piece     3 grams

Werther’s Original Chewy Caramel 1 piece     5 grams

Werther’s Original Hard Candy 1 piece     4 grams

Whoppers 1 Fun Size (3 pieces)     6 grams

York Peppermint Patties (39 grams) 1 piece     31 grams

Zours 23 pieces (40 g)     36 grams

Comments

5 Comments

  1. amanda nygaard
    Posted November 17, 2014 at 10:43 pm PDT

    I want more info on carbs in all candy

  2. amanda nygaard
    Posted November 17, 2014 at 10:44 pm PDT

    I like this website

  3. Kim Gittins
    Posted November 1, 2015 at 10:51 am PDT

    The list is very helpful with so many candies listed. Thank You!

  4. Aimee Sharp
    Posted November 2, 2015 at 2:55 pm PDT

    Thank you, Kim, for your kind comment! – Aimee, Shield HealthCare

  5. Kyrie Campbell
    Posted November 2, 2016 at 12:35 pm PDT

    This was very helpful, thanks!

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