Bubble Yum or Tootsie Pop?
The better choice: Bubble Yum.
One piece of chewy, sugared Bubble Yum gum has less than half the calories of a candy-coated (and candy-filled) Tootsie Pop (25 compared to 60 per pop) and half the sugar (5 grams versus 10). Other advantages? “Bubble Yum is nice and sweet and just one piece may satisfy an after-dinner craving,” says Gidus. Plus, the gum tends to last longer than the piece inside the Tootsie Pop (and you don’t have to finish a lollipop to get to it).
A healthier alternative: Sugarless Bubble Yum has only 10 calories and, well, no sugar.