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Chocolate ice cream vs. Candy bar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chocolate ice cream and Candy bar?

  • Chocolate ice cream is higher in Vitamin A RAE, yet Candy bar is higher in Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin B3, Manganese, Zinc, Phosphorus, Vitamin E , Magnesium, and Folate.
  • Candy bar's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 11765% more.

We used Ice creams, chocolate and Candies, peanut bar types in this article.

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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 +39.7%
Contains less Sodium -51.3%
Contains more Magnesium +279.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +187.9%
Contains more Potassium +63.5%
Contains more Zinc +579.3%
Contains more Copper +473.3%
Contains more Manganese +787.9%
Contains more Selenium +88%
Equal in Iron - 0.97
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 33% 35% 21% 46% 22% 9.9% 16% 45% 18% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 23% 36% 79% 132% 36% 20% 107% 258% 162% 26%
Contains more Calcium +39.7%
Contains less Sodium -51.3%
Contains more Magnesium +279.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +187.9%
Contains more Potassium +63.5%
Contains more Zinc +579.3%
Contains more Copper +473.3%
Contains more Manganese +787.9%
Contains more Selenium +88%
Equal in Iron - 0.97

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 D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +138.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3405.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +278081.8%
Contains more Folate +368.8%
Contains more Choline +30.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 25% 6% 6% 2.3% 11% 45% 4.2% 33% 13% 12% 36% 12% 0.75%
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% 82% 0% 0% 25% 32% 149% 50% 35308% 56% 0% 16% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +138.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3405.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +278081.8%
Contains more Folate +368.8%
Contains more Choline +30.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +3381.3%
Contains more Protein +307.9%
Contains more Fats +206.4%
Contains more Carbs +68.1%
Contains more Other +38.5%
4% 11% 28% 56%
Protein: 3.8 g
Fats: 11 g
Carbs: 28.2 g
Water: 55.7 g
Other: 1.3 g
16% 34% 47% 2%
Protein: 15.5 g
Fats: 33.7 g
Carbs: 47.4 g
Water: 1.6 g
Other: 1.8 g
Contains more Water +3381.3%
Contains more Protein +307.9%
Contains more Fats +206.4%
Contains more Carbs +68.1%
Contains more Other +38.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -31.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +420.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2497.6%
65% 31% 4%
Saturated Fat: 6.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.21 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.41 g
15% 52% 33%
Saturated Fat: 4.678 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 16.721 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 10.65 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -31.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +420.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2497.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chocolate ice cream Candy bar Opinion
Net carbs 27g 43.3g Candy bar
Protein 3.8g 15.5g Candy bar
Fats 11g 33.7g Candy bar
Carbs 28.2g 47.4g Candy bar
Calories 216kcal 522kcal Candy bar
Sugar 25.36g 42.22g Chocolate ice cream
Fiber 1.2g 4.1g Candy bar
Calcium 109mg 78mg Chocolate ice cream
Iron 0.93mg 0.97mg Candy bar
Magnesium 29mg 110mg Candy bar
Phosphorus 107mg 308mg Candy bar
Potassium 249mg 407mg Candy bar
Sodium 76mg 156mg Chocolate ice cream
Zinc 0.58mg 3.94mg Candy bar
Copper 0.135mg 0.774mg Candy bar
Manganese 0.14mg 1.243mg Candy bar
Selenium 2.5µg 4.7µg Candy bar
Vitamin A 416IU 0IU Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin A RAE 118µg 0µg Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin E 0.3mg 4.1mg Candy bar
Vitamin D 8IU 0IU Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin D 0.2µg 0µg Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin C 0.7mg 0mg Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin B1 0.042mg 0.1mg Candy bar
Vitamin B2 0.194mg 0.14mg Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin B3 0.226mg 7.922mg Candy bar
Vitamin B5 0.554mg 0.83mg Candy bar
Vitamin B6 0.055mg 153mg Candy bar
Folate 16µg 75µg Candy bar
Vitamin B12 0.29µg 0µg Chocolate ice cream
Choline 22.5mg 29.4mg Candy bar
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0µg Chocolate ice cream
Tryptophan 0.149mg Candy bar
Threonine 0.52mg Candy bar
Isoleucine 0.534mg Candy bar
Leucine 0.986mg Candy bar
Lysine 0.545mg Candy bar
Methionine 0.185mg Candy bar
Phenylalanine 0.787mg Candy bar
Valine 0.638mg Candy bar
Histidine 0.385mg Candy bar
Cholesterol 34mg 0mg Candy bar
Saturated Fat 6.8g 4.678g Candy bar
Monounsaturated Fat 3.21g 16.721g Candy bar
Polyunsaturated fat 0.41g 10.65g Candy bar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chocolate ice cream Candy bar
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%
Chocolate ice cream
2748%
Candy bar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
26%
Chocolate ice cream
88%
Candy bar

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chocolate ice cream
Chocolate ice cream is lower in Sugar (difference - 16.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chocolate ice cream
Chocolate ice cream contains less Sodium (difference - 80mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.122g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Candy bar
Candy bar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Chocolate ice cream - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168809/nutrients
  2. Candy bar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169585/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.