Around this time last year, we told you about some healthy-ish chocolate products for Valentine’s Day. Yesterday, we rounded up some DIY vegan treats for Cupid’s day. But the drug store candies in this gallery are neither vegan, nor healthy. For a month that’s all about hearts, some of the products on the shelves are definitely not on the side of cardiovascular health.
This week, I strolled through the “seasonal” aisle at every convenience and drug store in my neighborhood, examining labels, calculating calories, and checking out ounces to find the least healthy, most sugary Valentine’s Day candies on the market.
I’m not singling these candies out because they highly caloric–although they are. But you don’t have to be on a diet or even remotely concerned about these plastic-wrapped sweets: the amount of fat, sugar, and artificial crud in the following candies is just plain unhealthy in anything other than extreme moderation.
Enjoy these candies at your own risk.