The Truth About Candy Hearts and Other Valentine’s Day Candy

Candy HeartsOkay, you may already have your candy.  And your honey has probably given you your favorite candy.   Pace yourself.

The suggested serving size on a box of chocolates is two pieces which is about 160 calories and more than 10 grams of fat.

The problem with a box of assorted chocolates is that you want to try them all, especially if it sits on your desk all day.  Just remember that there’s approximately 1400 calories in a one pound box of assorted chocolates!  Yikes!

Here is a run down on some other favorite Valentines Day candies with their calories & fat content:

Lindt Lindor Truffles: 1 ball 73cal, 6 g of fat – 3 balls, 220 cal, 17g of fat

14 conversation hearts: 50 cal., 0 g of fat

1 York Peppermint Pattie: 57 cal., 1.3 g of fat

3 Hershey Kisses: 75 cal., 5 g of fat

If you haven’t celebrated yet and plan to over the weekend try making Chocolate-Dipped Fruit instead. Besides it would be more fun to do the chocolate dipping together.

You can have 7 pieces of Chocolate-Dipped Fruit (140 calories, 7 g fat) vs. 1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup (170 calories, 8 g fat).

Just remember to pace yourself and let that candy last!

Holly Kouvo is a certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Specialist, speaker and writer who specializes in helping people lose hundreds of pounds. Learn more at


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