I Hate Halloween

Submitted by on October 28, 2014 – 5:45 pm 2 Comments


I hate Halloween. Not only because I think it’s genuinely creepy – I have no taste for the macabre, effigies of ax murder victims on people’s front lawns or adult friends exhibiting bizarre behavior from behind their masks – but also because of the candy that’s everywhere.

candy corn

The magazine, Diabetes Forecast, has created a table of the carb, fat and calorie content of common Halloween candies. If we plan to indulge, we can at least keep track.
Candy Calories Fat (g) Carbs (g)
Snickers, fun size 80 4 10.5
Snickers, mini 43 1.6 4.4
3 Musketeers, fun size 63 2 11
3 Musketeers, mini 24 0.7 5
Skittles Original, fun size mini 60 0.5 14
Butterfinger, fun size 100 4 15
Butterfinger, mini 45 2 7.25
Candy Corn, 1 oz. 100 0 25.6
Milky Way, fun size 80 3 12
Milky Way, mini 38 1.6 6
Almond Joy, snack size 80 4.5 10
Almond Joy, mini 67 3.6 8
Hershey’s Kiss, 3 pieces 67 4 8.3
Kit Kat, snack size 70 3.6 9
Kit Kat, mini 18 2 5.6
Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin 170 10 18
Twix, fun size 80 4 10
Twix, mini 50 2.6 6.6
Peanut M&M’s, fun size 90 5 10.5
M&M’s, fun size 73 3.3 10.6
York Peppermint Patty 140 2.5 31
York Peppermint Patty, mini 50 1 11
Tootsie Roll 23 0 4.6
Charms Blow Po 60 0 17
Jolly Rancher 23 0 5.6
Smarties roll 25 0 6


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About Martha Moravec

Martha M Moravec is the author of the memoir Magnificent Obesity: My Search for Wellness, Voice and Meaning in the Second Half of Life, (Hatherleigh Press/Random House). She is also the author of two novels: an epic historical fantasy, The Secret Name of God; and a sci-fi eco-fable for young adults, The Odd Body Vanity Squad. Before committing to prose, she wrote the book and lyrics for five original full-length musicals, all of which were successfully produced in southern Vermont and Boston. Martha blogs at Mad Genius Bohemians about the mysteries of the creative life and the persistence of one's dreams. She also blogs at Magnificent Obesity about the hazards posed by anxiety, addiction, aging and agnosticism to personal growth and transformation. She can usually be found at home in Vermont working on her next seven novels, four novellas, second memoir and a sweeping revision of the five musicals. She is currently seeking further publication opportunities, a hundred more years and God.


  • I was a terrible mother because I didn’t let my kids celebrate Halloween. Oct. 31st is also my son’s birthday so we always celebrated him instead. Now that my kids are adults, of course they think Halloween is great and that I was an old fuddy-duddy. I ask them, why celebrate fear? Why celebrate ax murders and zombies? Gross. But they ignore me we just agree to disagree. I’m always glad for November 1st. And I’m glad I’m not the only one who hates this holiday.

    • Martha Moravec says:

      I know, right? It’s just gruesome. I loved Halloween as a child, of course, but the imagery in our popular culture has become truly disturbing. Amazing, that we should turn out to be the only people we know who feel genuinely unsettled by Halloween. Glad for November, yes–because next comes my favorite holiday!

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