Rolo, the milk chocolate-covered caramel candy, is manufactured by the long-established candymaker, The Hershey Company. Although many enjoy the taste, this candy provides a significant amount of calories, sugar and fat per serving. Because of this, it is important to only consume this candy as a special treat, as eating too much may result in unwanted weight gain.
Most Rolo candies are sold in one-serving, roll-shaped packages containing seven pieces of candy. Each serving is approximately 48 g, according to the official Hershey’s website. Some stores, however, sell bags of individually-wrapped Rolo candies. The 12 oz. bag lists seven pieces as the recommended serving size, which is the same amount of candy as in the roll.
Calories, Fat and Protein
Each roll of Rolo candies contains 220 calories, 80 of which come from fat. It contains 10 g of total fat, 7 g of saturated fat and 5 mg of cholesterol per roll. There are also 2 g of protein in each roll.
One roll of Rolo chocolate-covered caramels contain 33 g of total carbohydrate, 29 g of which come from sugars. Each roll provides you with approximately 11 percent of your recommended daily value of total carbohydrate, based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
Like most candies, Rolos do not offer many vitamins, minerals or other nutrients. It does provide 80 mg of sodium and approximately 6 percent of your daily value of calcium, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. It is not a significant source of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron or other vitamins or minerals.
Rolo candies contain some common food allergens, including milk and soy ingredients. It also may be manufactured in a facility that makes products that contain nuts. Read the nutrition label carefully before consuming this product to see if the substance you are allergic to is listed on the package. If you have specific questions about whether it is safe for you, consult your doctor.
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Elizabeth Wolfenden has been a professional freelance writer since 2005 with articles published on a variety of blogs and websites. She specializes in the areas of nutrition, health, psychology, mental health and education. Wolfenden holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in counseling from Oakland University.