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Chocolate vs. Twix — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chocolate and Twix

  • Chocolate has more Copper, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Zinc, however, Twix is richer in Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1.
  • Chocolate's daily need coverage for Copper is 92% more.
  • Chocolate contains 10 times more Iron than Twix. Chocolate contains 8.02mg of Iron, while Twix contains 0.81mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, TWIX Caramel Cookie Bars.

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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.
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Twix
Contains more Iron +890.1%
Contains more Magnesium +440.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.2%
Contains more Potassium +200.5%
Contains less Sodium -87.9%
Contains more Zinc +89.6%
Contains more Copper +421.8%
Contains more Manganese +419.8%
Contains more Calcium +89.3%
Contains more Selenium +43.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 17% 301% 104% 88% 49% 3.1% 55% 343% 185% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 30% 19% 45% 16% 26% 29% 66% 36% 23%
Contains more Iron +890.1%
Contains more Magnesium +440.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.2%
Contains more Potassium +200.5%
Contains less Sodium -87.9%
Contains more Zinc +89.6%
Contains more Copper +421.8%
Contains more Manganese +419.8%
Contains more Calcium +89.3%
Contains more Selenium +43.3%

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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Twix
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68%
Contains more Vitamin K +44.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +34%
Contains more Vitamin E +37%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +520%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +316%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +43.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 11% 0% 0% 6.3% 12% 14% 18% 9.7% 0% 29% 0% 20%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 15% 0% 2% 39% 48% 21% 16% 5.8% 20% 41% 11% 14%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68%
Contains more Vitamin K +44.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +34%
Contains more Vitamin E +37%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +520%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +316%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +43.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Twix
Contains more Fats +25.9%
Contains more Other +40.5%
Contains more Water +336.1%
Equal in Protein - 4.91
Equal in Carbs - 64.8
5% 31% 61% 2%
Protein: 4.88 g
Fats: 31.28 g
Carbs: 61.17 g
Water: 0.97 g
Other: 1.7 g
5% 25% 65% 4%
Protein: 4.91 g
Fats: 24.85 g
Carbs: 64.8 g
Water: 4.23 g
Other: 1.21 g
Contains more Fats +25.9%
Contains more Other +40.5%
Contains more Water +336.1%
Equal in Protein - 4.91
Equal in Carbs - 64.8

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Twix
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +219.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +73.9%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 18.96
64% 33% 4%
Saturated Fat: 18.519 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.54 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.092 g
84% 13% 3%
Saturated Fat: 18.96 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.988 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.628 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +219.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +73.9%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 18.96

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chocolate Twix Opinion
Net carbs 54.17g 63.7g Twix
Protein 4.88g 4.91g Twix
Fats 31.28g 24.85g Chocolate
Carbs 61.17g 64.8g Twix
Calories 546kcal 502kcal Chocolate
Sugar 47.9g 48.25g Chocolate
Fiber 7g 1.1g Chocolate
Calcium 56mg 106mg Twix
Iron 8.02mg 0.81mg Chocolate
Magnesium 146mg 27mg Chocolate
Phosphorus 206mg 105mg Chocolate
Potassium 559mg 186mg Chocolate
Sodium 24mg 198mg Chocolate
Zinc 2.01mg 1.06mg Chocolate
Copper 1.028mg 0.197mg Chocolate
Manganese 1.419mg 0.273mg Chocolate
Selenium 3µg 4.3µg Twix
Vitamin A 50IU 67IU Twix
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 20µg Twix
Vitamin E 0.54mg 0.74mg Twix
Vitamin C 0.6mg Twix
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.155mg Twix
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.208mg Twix
Vitamin B3 0.725mg 1.109mg Twix
Vitamin B5 0.297mg 0.265mg Chocolate
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.025mg Chocolate
Folate 26µg Twix
Vitamin B12 0.23µg 0.33µg Twix
Choline 20.9mg Twix
Vitamin K 8.1µg 5.6µg Chocolate
Cholesterol 8mg 7mg Twix
Trans Fat 0.112g 0.342g Chocolate
Saturated Fat 18.519g 18.96g Chocolate
Omega-3 - EPA 0.001g 0g Chocolate
Monounsaturated Fat 9.54g 2.988g Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 1.092g 0.628g Chocolate
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.001g 0g Chocolate
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.947g Chocolate
Omega-3 - ALA 0.085g Chocolate

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chocolate Twix
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
9%
Chocolate
18%
Twix
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
116%
Chocolate
32%
Twix

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Twix
Twix is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Twix
Twix is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Twix
Twix is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chocolate
Chocolate contains less Sodium (difference - 174mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.441g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in minerals

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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170271/nutrients
  2. Twix - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168768/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.