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Almond joy vs. Reeses cups — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Almond joy and Reeses cups

  • Almond joy has more Fiber, however, Reeses cups are higher in Phosphorus, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Almond joy covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 34% more than Reeses cups.
  • Reeses cups have less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Candies, ALMOND JOY Candy Bar and Candies, REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups.

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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 -60.2%
Contains more Calcium +21.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.8%
Contains more Potassium +35%
Equal in Iron - 1.21
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 20% 48% 0% 48% 23% 19% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 24% 46% 45% 69% 31% 47% 35% 80% 0% 8%
Contains less Sodium -60.2%
Contains more Calcium +21.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.8%
Contains more Potassium +35%
Equal in Iron - 1.21

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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Contains more Vitamin C +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 3% 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 4% 3% 0% 1% 40% 26% 85% 38% 24% 38% 33% 20% 5%
Contains more Vitamin C +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +469.4%
Contains more Protein +147.9%
Contains more Fats +13.4%
Contains more Other +97.6%
Equal in Carbs - 55.36
4% 27% 60% 8%
Protein: 4.13 g
Fats: 26.93 g
Carbs: 59.51 g
Water: 8.2 g
Other: 1.23 g
10% 31% 55% 2%
Protein: 10.24 g
Fats: 30.53 g
Carbs: 55.36 g
Water: 1.44 g
Other: 2.43 g
Contains more Water +469.4%
Contains more Protein +147.9%
Contains more Fats +13.4%
Contains more Other +97.6%
Equal in Carbs - 55.36

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -39%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +149%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +366.1%
73% 22% 5%
Saturated Fat: 17.59 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.26 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.18 g
37% 45% 19%
Saturated Fat: 10.73 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 13.1 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.5 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -39%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +149%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +366.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Almond joy Reeses cups Opinion
Net carbs 54.51g 51.76g Almond joy
Protein 4.13g 10.24g Reeses cups
Fats 26.93g 30.53g Reeses cups
Carbs 59.51g 55.36g Almond joy
Calories 479kcal 515kcal Reeses cups
Sugar 48.34g 47.17g Reeses cups
Fiber 5g 3.6g Almond joy
Calcium 64mg 78mg Reeses cups
Iron 1.27mg 1.21mg Almond joy
Magnesium 62mg Reeses cups
Phosphorus 112mg 161mg Reeses cups
Potassium 254mg 343mg Reeses cups
Sodium 142mg 357mg Almond joy
Zinc 1.28mg Reeses cups
Copper 0.24mg Reeses cups
Selenium 1.4µg Reeses cups
Vitamin A 42IU 56IU Reeses cups
Vitamin A RAE 17µg Reeses cups
Vitamin E 0.15mg Reeses cups
Vitamin C 0.7mg 0.3mg Almond joy
Vitamin B1 0.16mg Reeses cups
Vitamin B2 0.11mg Reeses cups
Vitamin B3 4.49mg Reeses cups
Vitamin B5 0.62mg Reeses cups
Vitamin B6 0.1mg Reeses cups
Folate 50µg Reeses cups
Vitamin B12 0.26µg Reeses cups
Choline 35.4mg Reeses cups
Vitamin K 2µg Reeses cups
Cholesterol 4mg 6mg Almond joy
Saturated Fat 17.59g 10.73g Reeses cups
Monounsaturated Fat 5.26g 13.1g Reeses cups
Polyunsaturated fat 1.18g 5.5g Reeses cups

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Almond joy Reeses cups
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
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Almond joy
24%
Reeses cups
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
16%
Almond joy
38%
Reeses cups

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Reeses cups
Reeses cups is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.17g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Reeses cups
Reeses cups is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.86g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Reeses cups
Reeses cups is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Reeses cups
Reeses cups is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Almond joy
Almond joy contains less Sodium (difference - 215mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Almond joy
Almond joy is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
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. Almond joy - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167562/nutrients
  2. Reeses cups - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168763/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.