The danger of mini candy bars

The danger of mini candy bars

Mini candies continue to appear on the market.  Don’t want a full-size Hershey Bar? Try Hershey’s Drops.  Can’t handle an entire Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup? Pick up a bag of Reese’s minis. Almond Joy and York Peppermint Patties come in pieces. Most major candy bars still come in mini and fun size versions and the number of M&M flavors continues to expand. People love chocolate, but they don’t want to feel guilty about it.Mini candy bars, drops and pieces make it possible to get your candy bar fix without consuming hundreds of calories and excessive amounts of sugar.  That is, if you’re disciplined. While most people eat mini candy bars intending to eat a lot less, they often end up consuming just as much, if not more. The problem is that, aside from fun size candy bars, most mini candies are not enough to fill a craving with a single serving. You eat one drop and don’t feel satisfied, so you pop in another, then another and before you know it you’ve consumed the whole bag.

Sticking to just a few mini pieces of candy at a time requires doing some work ahead of time. Purchase some snack size plastic bags. Divide the bag of mini candies into 10 or 15 of the snack size bags. Then, instead of carrying around an entire bag on mini candies, when you need a chocolate fix, pick up a snack size bag and eat its contents.  If you keep the contents of the snack size bags small, but big enough to satisfy, you can embrace the mini candy trend and have your chocolate without the excessive calories and guilt.