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Chocolate vs Candy bar - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chocolate and Candy bar different?

  • Chocolate is higher in Iron, Copper, and Fiber, however Candy bar is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin E , Zinc, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 from Candy bar is 11766% higher.
  • Chocolate contains 8 times more Iron than Candy bar. While Chocolate contains 8.02mg of Iron, Candy bar contains only 0.97mg.
  • Candy bar has less Saturated Fat.

Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids and Candies, peanut bar are the varieties used 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +726.8%
Contains more Magnesium +32.7%
Contains more Potassium +37.3%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Copper +32.8%
Contains more Calcium +39.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.5%
Contains more Zinc +96%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 301% 105% 89% 50% 4% 55% 343%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 24% 37% 79% 132% 36% 21% 108% 258%
Contains more Iron +726.8%
Contains more Magnesium +32.7%
Contains more Potassium +37.3%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Copper +32.8%
Contains more Calcium +39.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.5%
Contains more Zinc +96%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart 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 B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +659.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +992.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +179.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +364185.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 11% 0% 0% 7% 12% 14% 18% 10% 0% 29% 21%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 82% 0% 0% 25% 33% 149% 50% 35308% 57% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +659.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +992.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +179.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +364185.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Chocolate Candy bar
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chocolate Candy bar Opinion
Net carbs 54.17g 43.3g Chocolate
Protein 4.88g 15.5g Candy bar
Fats 31.28g 33.7g Candy bar
Carbs 61.17g 47.4g Chocolate
Calories 546kcal 522kcal Chocolate
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Chocolate
Sugar 47.9g 42.22g Candy bar
Fiber 7g 4.1g Chocolate
Calcium 56mg 78mg Candy bar
Iron 8.02mg 0.97mg Chocolate
Magnesium 146mg 110mg Chocolate
Phosphorus 206mg 308mg Candy bar
Potassium 559mg 407mg Chocolate
Sodium 24mg 156mg Chocolate
Zinc 2.01mg 3.94mg Candy bar
Copper 1.028mg 0.774mg Chocolate
Vitamin A 50IU 0IU Chocolate
Vitamin E 0.54mg 4.1mg Candy bar
Vitamin D IU 0IU Candy bar
Vitamin D µg 0µg Candy bar
Vitamin C mg 0mg Candy bar
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.1mg Candy bar
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.14mg Candy bar
Vitamin B3 0.725mg 7.922mg Candy bar
Vitamin B5 0.297mg 0.83mg Candy bar
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 153mg Candy bar
Folate µg 75µg Candy bar
Vitamin B12 0.23µg 0µg Chocolate
Vitamin K 8.1µg 0µg Chocolate
Tryptophan mg 0.149mg Candy bar
Threonine mg 0.52mg Candy bar
Isoleucine mg 0.534mg Candy bar
Leucine mg 0.986mg Candy bar
Lysine mg 0.545mg Candy bar
Methionine mg 0.185mg Candy bar
Phenylalanine mg 0.787mg Candy bar
Valine mg 0.638mg Candy bar
Histidine mg 0.385mg Candy bar
Cholesterol 8mg 0mg Candy bar
Trans Fat 0.112g g Candy bar
Saturated Fat 18.519g 4.678g Candy bar
Monounsaturated Fat 9.54g 16.721g Candy bar
Polyunsaturated fat 1.092g 10.65g Candy bar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chocolate Candy bar
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
10
Chocolate
2975
Candy bar
Mineral Summary Score
120
Chocolate
87
Candy bar

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
29%
Chocolate
93%
Candy bar
Carbohydrates
61%
Chocolate
47%
Candy bar
Fats
144%
Chocolate
156%
Candy bar

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chocolate
Chocolate contains less Sodium (difference - 132mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.68g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.841g)
Which food is cheaper?
Candy bar
Candy bar is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Candy bar
Candy bar is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170271/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.