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Sticking to a diet this Easter; how much candy equals 100 calories

Billions spent on Easter candy annually

SAN ANTONIO – For many families, Easter tradition’s run deep and for many that means sweet deliveries from the Easter bunny. 

For candy lovers, there is one easy tip to avoid eating too much – knowing what the calorie intake of candy looks like.

Whether people are picking through their kid's Easter basket or buying candy at a deep discount the day after, there is a lot of temptation.

But with hundreds of calories per treat, it is easy to wreck a diet.

The calories can add up.

Listed below is the amount of candy it takes to equal 100 calories.    

Reese’s Pieces Eggs = 6 1/3

Nestle Crunch Nest Eggs = 3 1/3

Jordan almonds = 6

Hershey Milk Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs = 3

Jelly Belly Beans = 25

Peeps = 3 1/2

Ghirardelli Chocolate = 2

Lindt Gold Bunny = just the ears

For Cadbury lovers, you will have to eat just part of the crème egg. One egg equals 150 calories.

Each year, billions of dollars is spent on candy. In fact, more money is spent on Easter candy than Halloween.

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