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Butterfinger vs. Mars — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Butterfinger and Mars

  • Butterfinger contains less Calcium than Mars.
  • Mars's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 11% higher.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Butterfinger is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Candies, NESTLE, BUTTERFINGER Bar 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 more Calcium +150%
Contains less Sodium -40.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.86
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 11% 30% 34% 42% 19% 30% 27% 64% 64% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 27% 32% 0% 0% 0% 18% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains less Sodium -40.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.86

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% 34% 0% 0% 30% 14% 50% 22% 16% 21% 5% 8.2% 5.5%
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 Protein +26.2%
Contains more Water +38.2%
Contains more Other +46.5%
Equal in Fats - 19.32
Equal in Carbs - 72.4
5% 19% 73%
Protein: 5.4 g
Fats: 18.9 g
Carbs: 72.9 g
Water: 1.23 g
Other: 1.57 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 Protein +26.2%
Contains more Water +38.2%
Contains more Other +46.5%
Equal in Fats - 19.32
Equal in Carbs - 72.4

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -18.5%
53% 29% 18%
Saturated Fat: 9.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.119 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.164 g
100%
Saturated Fat: 11.651 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -18.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butterfinger Mars Opinion
Net carbs 70.9g 70.4g Butterfinger
Protein 5.4g 4.28g Butterfinger
Fats 18.9g 19.32g Mars
Carbs 72.9g 72.4g Butterfinger
Calories 459kcal 475kcal Mars
Sugar 45.9g 58.94g Butterfinger
Fiber 2g 2g
Calcium 36mg 90mg Mars
Iron 0.79mg 0.86mg Mars
Magnesium 48mg Butterfinger
Phosphorus 97mg Butterfinger
Potassium 220mg Butterfinger
Sodium 230mg 136mg Mars
Zinc 1mg Butterfinger
Copper 0.193mg Butterfinger
Manganese 0.49mg Butterfinger
Selenium 2.9µg Butterfinger
Vitamin A 0IU 167IU Mars
Vitamin E 1.72mg Butterfinger
Vitamin C 0mg 0.5mg Mars
Vitamin B1 0.121mg Butterfinger
Vitamin B2 0.062mg Butterfinger
Vitamin B3 2.649mg Butterfinger
Vitamin B5 0.37mg Butterfinger
Vitamin B6 0.069mg Butterfinger
Folate 28µg Butterfinger
Vitamin B12 0.04µg Butterfinger
Choline 15mg Butterfinger
Vitamin K 2.2µg Butterfinger
Cholesterol 0mg 12mg Butterfinger
Trans Fat 0.04g 0.131g Butterfinger
Saturated Fat 9.5g 11.651g Butterfinger
Monounsaturated Fat 5.119g Butterfinger
Polyunsaturated fat 3.164g Butterfinger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Butterfinger 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
16%
Butterfinger
1%
Mars
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
34%
Butterfinger
8%
Mars

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Mars
Mars contains less Sodium (difference - 94mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butterfinger
Butterfinger is lower in Sugar (difference - 13.04g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Butterfinger
Butterfinger is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterfinger
Butterfinger is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.151g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butterfinger
Butterfinger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is cheaper?
Butterfinger
Butterfinger is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Butterfinger
Butterfinger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Butterfinger
Butterfinger is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Butterfinger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167565/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.