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Which Halloween Candies Have the Most Sugar?

| by Michael Allen

Halloween used to be a cute holiday when kids dressed up, but these days Americans spend $7 billion every year on the frightful celebration.

According to CNBC, those billions include candy, costumes, decorations and tourism.

Halloween is now second to Christmas for consumer spending as the average American spends $250 on the spooky holiday.

The Washington Post recently ranked Halloween candies by their percentage of sugar.

Nerds, Pixie Stixs and Fun Dips topped the list at over 90 percent, while Spress, Candy Corn, Sweet Tarts and Skittles followed. Chocolate treats were in the middle and towards the bottom of the list.

TheDailyMeal.com also posted a Halloween candy guide with fat, calories and grams of sugar for each treat. All the numbers were compiled from "fun sizes," also known as the smallest size possible.

One Reese's Peanut Butter cup has 110 calories and 11 grams of sugar. M&Ms top that with 11.5 grams of sugar. Whoppers clock in with a whopping 13 grams of sugar and 100 calories.

Jelly Belly may be your best bet at 0 grams of fat, 35 calories and 7 grams of sugar, while Milk Duds have 0 grams of fat, 6 grams of sugar and 50 calories.

Sources: CNBC, The Washington Post, TheDailyMeal.com (Image Credit: Janine)