How Many Calories in Candy

There are different options available when it comes to candies. One may choose from a wide variety of candies including chocolate, caramel, strawberry, orange, mint, etc. The calorie content in candies differs based on its flavor. A plain toffee candy that is made of mere butter and sugar weighing around ¼ oz contains around 27 calories. Out of these 27 calories around 21 calories come from carbohydrates, 5 from fat and just 1 calorie is obtained from proteins. An equal sized plain toffee candy contains 5.47 grams of carbohydrate, the fat content in it is 0.58 gram, protein content is 0.33 grams and sugar content in it is 4.66 grams.

Candy Calories

Sugar contributes to the increase in the calorie content in candies. You may also consume sugar free candies. A single piece of Mentos sugar free candy gum contains just 3-5 calories. This variation in the calorie content is based on the flavor consumed; you may opt for Mentos mixed berries, watermelon and cinnamon flavored sugar free candies.

Snickers candy bar contains high calorie content. Two oz of snickers candy bar has as many as 273 calories which is quite high as compared to the plain toffee candy and way too high compared to the sugar free candy. Two oz of snickers candy bar has around 14 grams of fat out of which 5 grams are saturated fat. The cholesterol content in an equal serving of snickers is 7 mg, sodium is 152 mg, potassium is 185 mg, carbohydrates content is 34 grams, dietary fiber content is 1.4 grams and the protein content in an equal serving of snicker candy bar is 5 grams. Snicker candy bar is available in different sizes and the calorie content in it differs based on its size. Similar to the snicker candy the chocolate candies also contain high calorie content.