Halloween is all about calories. My kids can’t wait.
But parents aren’t so lucky. We pay a high price for gorging in high-caloric anything.
In New York City, California and dozens of other states, regulators decided it was time to do something about it by requiring some restaurants to post calorie counts on food. You can read the New York Times article yourself, but here are some highlights:
- A Starbucks blueberry scone delivers 480 calories.
- Quiznos regular tuna melt is 1,270 calories.
- Wraps, the refuge for low-carb sandwich lovers, can top 800 calories.
- Bagels pack more calories than doughnuts.
- A large bucket of buttered movie popcorn has more than half the calories anyone should eat in a day.
- McDonald’s large French fries have dropped to 500 calories this year from 570 last year.
- The makers of Coca-Cola and M&Ms will soon print calories on the front of packages.
Happy Halloween – and try not to steal too much of your children’s candy.