Valentine’s Day Sweets

Ever wonder how many calories are in all that delicious candy we love to give, get and eat on Valentines Day?

  I was thinking about this as I was thinking of buying some sugary delights and chocolate for the grandkids. I went online and did some research. I thought these were some interesting facts from Sugar, Inc:

Candy Calories Fat (g) Sat Fat (g) Carbs (g) Sugars (g) Protein (g)
Hershey’s Kisses (9 pieces) 230 12 7 25 23 3
Hershey’s Solid Milk Chocolate Be My Valentine Kiss
(1/5 of 1.4 oz. package)
210 12 8 23 20 3
Hershey’s Valentine Marshmallow Heart (2.2 oz.) 240 7 4.5 44 35 3
Hershey’s Special Dark Hearts
(5 pieces)
220 12 7 25 21 2
Reese’s Peanut Butter Heart (snack size) 170 10 3.5 19 8 4
Dove Dark Chocolate Hearts
(5 pieces)
210 13 8 24 19 2
Box of Godiva Chocolates
(4 pieces)
210 12 7 24 21 3
Russell Stover Box of Chocolates
(2 pieces)
150 6 4 24 20 1
Conversation Hearts
(12 pieces)
60 0 0 15 14 0
Pink Candy Corns (26) 140 0 0 36 28 0
Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookie With Icing 139 6.7 4.1 18.7 12.8 1.9
Valentine’s Day Cupcake (Vanilla With Butter cream Frosting) 202 9 5.4 28 16.8 2.9

 Everyone is trying to eat healthier and, in many cases, lose weight.  Knowing what we are putting in our mouths before we eat it sometimes helps us make better choices.  After seeing this info, I decided to get the grandkids a small non-edible gift instead!

 If you are struggling to lose weight, get in better shape or just figure out what are healthier food choices for your family, the Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Pediatricians in the Providence Medical Group, PC will be glad to get you going in the right direction.  With offices from Warren to Brighton, there is a Primary Care Physician near you.