Friday, January 05, 2007

How Many Calories in That Piece of See's Candies in the Window?

One of the most frequent searches Blog Appetit gets is something like "how many calories in a piece of See's candy?".

To help answer that question, quoted below are the nutrition facts from the one-pound See's Candies' Christmas Fancy Box that someone thought (correctly) would make a good holiday gift for the Blog Appetits. The Christmas Fancy Box was an assortment of milk and dark chocolate candies as well as nut, chews and other See's confections.

From the Nutrition Statements insert included in my box of candy, copyright 2006 by See's Candy Shops, Inc.:

Serving size: 2 pieces (33g)
Servings per container (the one pound box): About 14

Calories per serving: 160
Calories from fat: 90
Total fat and percentage of daily value: 10g and 15%
Saturated fat and percentage of daily value: 4.5g and 23%
Cholesterol and percentage of daily value: 10mg and 3%
Sodium and percentage of daily value: 35mg and 2%
Total carbohydrate and percentage of daily value: 19g and 6%
Dietary Fiber: Less than 1g (4%)
Sugars: 15g
Protein: 2g

The calories per gram are:
Fat: 9
Carbohydrate: 4
Protein: 4

These See's Candies' products have no transfats and contain 4 percent of the daily requirement for calcium. A serving (which is two pieces, remember) also provides 2 percent of the daily requirement for iron and Vitamin A.

For more about See's Candies and how I have rated more than 50 of the confections in the last year, please go to Sugar Savvy and search The Chocolate Box feature for See's. Check out how your favorite See's candy rated.

Update: I'm afraid all the Sugar Savvy links are gone or broken.  See this post for more info.

1 comment:

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