It’s a familiar feeling around this time year – guilt.
Oversized bags of Halloween candy have haunted the shelves at local drugstores and supermarkets for several weeks already and if you’re like most of us, you’ve already indulged — or overindulged — in a bag or two.
Back home on the couch, fingers scraping the bottom of the empty candy bag, living room littered with empty wrappers, the guilt settles in. Amid empty promises to go to the gym tomorrow, or to limit the sugar intake, we’ve all wondered: Just how much Halloween candy would it take to kill me?
Yes, yes, we all know sugar is slowly killing us all, but the folks a the nonprofit American Chemical Society ran the numbers and figured out how much Halloween candy you’d have to eat in one sitting to hit a lethal dose of sugar.
“As the old saying goes, the dose makes the poison. At high enough doses, sugar can be toxic,” narrator Kirk Zamieroski says in the three-minute 30-second video the ACS published Tuesday.