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Almond joy vs. Reese's pieces — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Almond joy and Reese's pieces?

  • Almond joy is richer in Iron, Fiber, and Monounsaturated Fat, yet Reese's pieces are richer in Phosphorus, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Reese's pieces' daily need coverage for Phosphorus is 14% higher.
  • Almond joy has 3 times more Iron than Reese's pieces. Almond joy has 1.27mg of Iron, while Reese's pieces have 0.49mg.
  • Reese's pieces contain less Saturated Fat.

We used Candies, ALMOND JOY Candy Bar and Candies, REESE'S PIECES Candy types in this comparison.

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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 +159.2%
Contains less Sodium -26.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +84.8%
Contains more Potassium +41.3%
Equal in Calcium - 69
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 19% 48% 0% 48% 22% 19% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 21% 18% 63% 89% 32% 25% 31% 137% 143% 4.4%
Contains more Iron +159.2%
Contains less Sodium -26.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +84.8%
Contains more Potassium +41.3%
Equal in Calcium - 69

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 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 2.5% 0% 0% 2.3% 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 0% 20% 0% 0% 45% 51% 114% 37% 25% 41% 14% 16% 15%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +720%
Contains more Protein +201.7%
Contains more Other +55.3%
Equal in Fats - 24.77
Equal in Carbs - 59.86
4% 27% 60% 8%
Protein: 4.13 g
Fats: 26.93 g
Carbs: 59.51 g
Water: 8.2 g
Other: 1.23 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 Water +720%
Contains more Protein +201.7%
Contains more Other +55.3%
Equal in Fats - 24.77
Equal in Carbs - 59.86

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +17.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +59.3%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 16.42
73% 22% 5%
Saturated Fat: 17.59 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.26 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.18 g
72% 20% 8%
Saturated Fat: 16.42 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.46 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.88 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +17.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +59.3%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 16.42

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Almond joy Reese's pieces Opinion
Net carbs 54.51g 56.86g Reese's pieces
Protein 4.13g 12.46g Reese's pieces
Fats 26.93g 24.77g Almond joy
Carbs 59.51g 59.86g Reese's pieces
Calories 479kcal 497kcal Reese's pieces
Sugar 48.34g 53.25g Almond joy
Fiber 5g 3g Almond joy
Calcium 64mg 69mg Reese's pieces
Iron 1.27mg 0.49mg Almond joy
Magnesium 88mg Reese's pieces
Phosphorus 112mg 207mg Reese's pieces
Potassium 254mg 359mg Reese's pieces
Sodium 142mg 194mg Almond joy
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 A 42IU 0IU Almond joy
Vitamin E 0.99mg Reese's pieces
Vitamin C 0.7mg 0mg Almond joy
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
Cholesterol 4mg 0mg Reese's pieces
Saturated Fat 17.59g 16.42g Reese's pieces
Monounsaturated Fat 5.26g 4.46g Almond joy
Polyunsaturated fat 1.18g 1.88g Reese's pieces

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Almond joy 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%
Almond joy
29%
Reese's pieces
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
16%
Almond joy
56%
Reese's pieces

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.17g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Almond joy
Almond joy is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.91g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Almond joy
Almond joy contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
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. 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.