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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
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Contains more Iron +726.8%
Contains more Potassium +37.3%
Contains more Magnesium +32.7%
Contains more Copper +32.8%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Calcium +39.3%
Contains more Zinc +96%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 301% 17% 50% 105% 343% 55% 89% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 37% 24% 36% 79% 258% 108% 132% 21%
Contains more Iron +726.8%
Contains more Potassium +37.3%
Contains more Magnesium +32.7%
Contains more Copper +32.8%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Calcium +39.3%
Contains more Zinc +96%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.5%

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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 11% 0% 7% 12% 14% 18% 10% 29% 21% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 82% 0% 25% 33% 149% 50% 35308% 0% 0% 57%
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 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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

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Chocolate Candy bar
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 Cholesterol?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Candy bar
Candy bar is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.68g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.