Why You Should Think Twice About Eating Twix

Resisting the temptation to indulge in your favorite candy bar can be a difficult task — we've all come to know that, right? Walking past an aisle replete with decadent, chocolate covered caramel candy bars can be awfully tempting — especially during holidays like Halloween and Valentine's Day, or even birthdays.

But while indulging every so often might not feel like such a horrible thing, the nutritional facts tell a different story. While it's possible to get lost in the chocolate-y taste of a candy bar like Twix, try to open your eyes when taking a peak at the nutrition information on the wrapper, as there might be a thing or two you should know. If you find yourself torn between choosing the left or right side of the famous Twix candy bar, perhaps you should consider only eating one and avoid the second all together, or at the very least think twice before eating them.

To eat or not to eat?

With Americans consuming almost 25 pounds of candy per person per year, half of which comes from chocolate bars, things can become rather difficult for those of us looking to reach those New Year's goals or simply stay healthy (via Warrell Corporation). If you think that serving sizes matter, then you might be surprised to see how many servings are actually in your regular or fun-sized candy bars. Unfortunately, the popular Twix candy bar is no exception.

According to The Daily Meal, Twix ranked at number six on their list of most unhealthy Halloween candies, due to its high calories. A fun-size Twix pack contains a staggering 24 grams of sugar and 250 calories, with seven grams of saturated fat, which includes about 1/4 of your recommended fat intake (via Eat This). Although "fun-sized," when it comes to nutritional value, there isn't really anything fun about this Twix bar. Insider tells the same calorie-laden story for Twix. When all is said and done, might it be wise to skip the left or right debate and instead, skip it all together? Food for thought.