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After eight vs. Mars — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between After eight and Mars

  • After eight has less Calcium.
  • Mars covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 17% more than After eight.

Food varieties used in this article are Candies, NESTLE, AFTER EIGHT Mints and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Crispy Chocolate Candies.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Contains more Calcium +592.3%
Contains more Iron +50.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3.9% 21% 0% 0% 0% 0.13% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 27% 32% 0% 0% 0% 18% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Contains more Calcium +592.3%
Contains more Iron +50.9%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Mars
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 0% 0% 1.7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +270.6%
Contains more Protein +156.3%
Contains more Fats +62.4%
Contains more Other +283.3%
Equal in Carbs - 72.4
2% 12% 80% 6%
Protein: 1.67 g
Fats: 11.9 g
Carbs: 79.53 g
Water: 6.3 g
Other: 0.6 g
4% 19% 72% 2% 2%
Protein: 4.28 g
Fats: 19.32 g
Carbs: 72.4 g
Water: 1.7 g
Other: 2.3 g
Contains more Water +270.6%
Contains more Protein +156.3%
Contains more Fats +62.4%
Contains more Other +283.3%
Equal in Carbs - 72.4

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -28.5%
100%
Saturated Fat: 8.33 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
100%
Saturated Fat: 11.651 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -28.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
After eight Mars
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient After eight Mars Opinion
Net carbs 77.13g 70.4g After eight
Protein 1.67g 4.28g Mars
Fats 11.9g 19.32g Mars
Carbs 79.53g 72.4g After eight
Calories 432kcal 475kcal Mars
Sugar 66.6g 58.94g Mars
Fiber 2.4g 2g After eight
Calcium 13mg 90mg Mars
Iron 0.57mg 0.86mg Mars
Sodium 1mg 136mg After eight
Vitamin A 0IU 167IU Mars
Vitamin C 0mg 0.5mg Mars
Cholesterol 0mg 12mg After eight
Trans Fat 0g 0.131g After eight
Saturated Fat 8.33g 11.651g After eight

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
After eight Mars
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
0%
After eight
1%
Mars
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
3%
After eight
8%
Mars

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Mars
Mars is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mars
Mars is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.66g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
After eight
After eight contains less Sodium (difference - 135mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
After eight
After eight is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
After eight
After eight is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.321g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
After eight
After eight is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is cheaper?
After eight
After eight is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. After eight - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168766/nutrients
  2. Mars - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168814/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.