Consumer Reports: 100 calories of Halloween candy

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If you have a candy crush, Consumer Reports says that by knowing what 100 calories of your favorite sweet look like, you can control your consumption. (WLS)

Halloween is here! If you have a candy crush, Consumer Reports says that by knowing what 100 calories of your favorite sweet look like, you can control your consumption.

Whether you're doling it out or your kids are bringing it home, you may be tempted by a lot of candy this Halloween. Here's what 100 calories of your favorites measure out to.

Hershey's Kisses, those foil-wrapped chocolate cuties are a calorie-counters favorite, less than 25 calories each. Four and a half of them come to 100 calories.

Snack-sized Kit Kats have two little crispy bars. To make 100 calories, you'll have about a package and a half.

Another crunchy chocolate bar, Twix, are popular all-year round, but for Halloween they're stubby. The good news? You get to eat two.

Want some peanut butter to go with your chocolate? Single Reese's peanut butter cups are 110 calories to be exact, so leave a little behind...if you can.

And if sour is your thing, fruity Skittles might fill the bill. Twenty five little Skittles total 100 calories.

Do you love chewy Original Starbursts? You get five tries to figure out your favorite flavor.

And Brach's candy corn lovers will be happy to hear that to reach 100 calories you can have 13.6 candy kernels.

Sweet!

Well, they didn't sugar coat it. Consumer Reports nutritionists say that to keep from feeling deprived, it's okay to leave room in your diet for some not-so-healthy treats. That way you're more likely to stick to your regular healthy habits, starting November 1.

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