Five Pound Bags of Mike and Ike Candy
Mike and Ike candy has been made since 1940 and is sold in vending
machines across the country so it is not surprising that you can buy
large bags of the candy. What is surprising is that you can buy
five-pound bags of Mike and Ike candy at Walmart. Who needs 5 pounds of
Mike and Ike candy? Do vendors buy their candy supplies from Walmart?
Are people so fat and addicted to candy they are able to eat five
pounds of candy without getting sick?
If someone was to eat and entire five pounds of Mike and Ike candy,
would it really be that bad for them? One Serving is 23 pieces or 150
calories; there are 57 servings in a five-pound bag giving you a total
of 8550 calories. If you base your diet or lack there of on 2000
calories per day the bag will give you 4.275 days worth of food (yes
Mike and Ike candy is technically a food) Mike and Ike candy has no fat
so you will die of a heart attack. If you did eat the entire bag, you
would only eat 1425mg of salt, which is only 57% of your daily intake
The only thing that is in Mike and Ike candy is sugar. The entire
huge bag contains 2052 grams of carbohydrates which is 684 percent of
your daily recommended intake of carbs but if you were to keep to your
2000 calorie diet and eat the bag over 4.275 days you would only be at
160 percent of your daily intake of carbs. The bag also contains 1311
grams of sugar. You might not die of a heart attack after eating
nothing but Mike and Ike candy, you might just be a diabetic afterwards
but if you thought eating that much candy was a good idea in the first
place, you are probably already a diabetic.
We are still left with one of my original questions. Who at Walmart thought it would be a good idea to sell huge bags of candy.