Candy Corn or Tootsie Rolls?
The better choice: It’s a tie between the two.
There’s actually a trick answer for these go-to Halloween treats: At 20 million pounds consumed annually, candy corn wins the popularity contest by a landslide, but in the nutrition competition, this one’s a draw. Though you would need to eat a lot more candy corn—26 pieces, to be exact—to rack up the same number of calories—140—as in 6 Tootsie Rolls, both candies contain artificial color and flavor. Vegetarians should go for Tootsie Rolls, however, since candy corn contains gelatin (an animal by-product), also found in marshmallows.