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After eight vs. Reese's pieces — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between After eight and Reese's pieces

  • After eight contains less Calcium than Reese's pieces.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Reese's pieces is 40% higher.

Food types used in this article are Candies, NESTLE, AFTER EIGHT Mints and Candies, REESE'S PIECES Candy.

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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 more Iron +16.3%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Calcium +430.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 22% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 21% 19% 63% 89% 32% 26% 32% 137% 144% 5%
Contains more Iron +16.3%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Calcium +430.8%

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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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 0% 20% 0% 0% 45% 51% 114% 37% 26% 42% 14% 16% 15%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +32.9%
Contains more Water +530%
Contains more Protein +646.1%
Contains more Fats +108.2%
Contains more Other +218.3%
2% 12% 80% 6%
Protein: 1.67 g
Fats: 11.9 g
Carbs: 79.53 g
Water: 6.3 g
Other: 0.6 g
12% 25% 60% 2%
Protein: 12.46 g
Fats: 24.77 g
Carbs: 59.86 g
Water: 1 g
Other: 1.91 g
Contains more Carbs +32.9%
Contains more Water +530%
Contains more Protein +646.1%
Contains more Fats +108.2%
Contains more Other +218.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -49.3%
100%
Saturated Fat: 8.33 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
72% 20% 8%
Saturated Fat: 16.42 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.46 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.88 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -49.3%

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 Reese's pieces
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient After eight Reese's pieces Opinion
Net carbs 77.13g 56.86g After eight
Protein 1.67g 12.46g Reese's pieces
Fats 11.9g 24.77g Reese's pieces
Carbs 79.53g 59.86g After eight
Calories 432kcal 497kcal Reese's pieces
Sugar 66.6g 53.25g Reese's pieces
Fiber 2.4g 3g Reese's pieces
Calcium 13mg 69mg Reese's pieces
Iron 0.57mg 0.49mg After eight
Magnesium 88mg Reese's pieces
Phosphorus 207mg Reese's pieces
Potassium 359mg Reese's pieces
Sodium 1mg 194mg After eight
Zinc 1.15mg Reese's pieces
Copper 0.41mg Reese's pieces
Manganese 1.1mg Reese's pieces
Selenium 0.8µg Reese's pieces
Vitamin E 0.99mg Reese's pieces
Vitamin B1 0.18mg Reese's pieces
Vitamin B2 0.22mg Reese's pieces
Vitamin B3 6.06mg Reese's pieces
Vitamin B5 0.61mg Reese's pieces
Vitamin B6 0.11mg Reese's pieces
Folate 55µg Reese's pieces
Vitamin B12 0.11µg Reese's pieces
Choline 28.7mg Reese's pieces
Vitamin K 5.9µg Reese's pieces
Saturated Fat 8.33g 16.42g After eight
Monounsaturated Fat 4.46g Reese's pieces
Polyunsaturated fat 1.88g Reese's pieces

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
After eight Reese's pieces
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
29%
Reese's pieces
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
3%
After eight
56%
Reese's pieces

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces is lower in Sugar (difference - 13.35g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
After eight
After eight contains less Sodium (difference - 193mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
After eight
After eight is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.09g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Reese's pieces - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168764/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.