Sunday, October 31, 2010
I love this bit of bullshit from Redbook Magazine, which has an online gallery of "Healthy Halloween Candy" selected by Lisa Lillien of "Hungry Girl" fame. According to Redbook: "You can get through October without going up a costume size! Just follow Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien's healthy advice."
Yes, let's. According to Lillien, the "healthiest" Halloween candies include:
3 Musketeers Minis
(24 calories, less than 1g fat)
"You'll save calories if you go for chocolates with light and airy insides instead of denser fillings."
(50 calories, 0g fat for 10 pieces)
"Most fruit-flavored hard candies have reasonable calorie counts. But tart ones take longer to eat!"
York Peppermint Pattie
(140 calories, 2.5g fat)
"Light and airy filling means fewer calories; plus, intense mint and dark-chocolate flavors really satisfy."
(16 calories, 0g fat)
"Fluffy, sweet, and low-cal? Yes please! Six of these babies still come in under 100 calories."
Hey, Hungry Girl -- perhaps you're hungry because YOU'RE STARVING YOUR BODY OF CALORIES WHILE INDISCRIMINATELY JACKING UP YOUR SUGAR INTAKE.
If you're somebody who has trouble laying off the Halloween candy, consider this: Just about everything that people hand out on Halloween night is utter crap. I don't just mean that it's bad for you -- I mean it doesn't look, smell, or taste good. I can understand wanting to sample a nibble or two of Amedei chocolate from Tuscany. But a stale marshmallow crusted with fluorescent orange sugar from the discount aisle at Walgreens? Or chalky-looking milk chocolate-covered "SUGAR, CORN SYRUP, HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL OIL AND/OR PALM OIL"?
It ain't worth it, people. Don't waste your cheats on shit.
And on that note, Happy Halloween!