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Dove milk chocolate vs. Taffy (candy) — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Dove milk chocolate and Taffy (candy)?

  • Taffy (candy) has less Calcium, Iron, and Fiber than Dove milk chocolate.
  • Dove milk chocolate's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 86% higher.
  • Taffy (candy) contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, DOVE Milk Chocolate and Candies, taffy, prepared-from-recipe types in this comparison.

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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 +1900%
Contains more Iron +11000%
Contains less Sodium -17.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 48% 42% 0% 0% 0% 8.2% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.4% 0.38% 0% 0.43% 0.26% 6.8% 5.7% 0% 0% 3.8%
Contains more Calcium +1900%
Contains more Iron +11000%
Contains less Sodium -17.5%

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 +192%
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 18% 0% 0% 2.7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6% 1.8% 0% 0% 7% 2.8% 0.04% 0.24% 0% 0% 1.3% 0% 0.75%
Contains more Vitamin A +192%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +19700%
Contains more Fats +852.6%
Contains more Other +313%
Contains more Carbs +53.2%
Contains more Water +201.2%
6% 32% 60%
Protein: 5.94 g
Fats: 31.72 g
Carbs: 59.78 g
Water: 1.61 g
Other: 0.95 g
3% 92% 5%
Protein: 0.03 g
Fats: 3.33 g
Carbs: 91.56 g
Water: 4.85 g
Other: 0.23 g
Contains more Protein +19700%
Contains more Fats +852.6%
Contains more Other +313%
Contains more Carbs +53.2%
Contains more Water +201.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.4%
100%
Saturated Fat: 19.24 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
68% 28% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.049 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.838 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.121 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Dove milk chocolate Taffy (candy)
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Dove milk chocolate Taffy (candy) Opinion
Net carbs 57.38g 91.56g Taffy (candy)
Protein 5.94g 0.03g Dove milk chocolate
Fats 31.72g 3.33g Dove milk chocolate
Carbs 59.78g 91.56g Taffy (candy)
Calories 546kcal 397kcal Dove milk chocolate
Sugar 55.45g 68.48g Dove milk chocolate
Fiber 2.4g 0g Dove milk chocolate
Calcium 160mg 8mg Dove milk chocolate
Iron 1.11mg 0.01mg Dove milk chocolate
Phosphorus 1mg Taffy (candy)
Potassium 3mg Taffy (candy)
Sodium 63mg 52mg Taffy (candy)
Zinc 0.21mg Taffy (candy)
Selenium 0.7µg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin A 292IU 100IU Dove milk chocolate
Vitamin A RAE 27µg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin E 0.09mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin C 0.8mg 0mg Dove milk chocolate
Vitamin B1 0.028mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B2 0.012mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B3 0.002mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B5 0.004mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B12 0.01µg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin K 0.3µg Taffy (candy)
Cholesterol 18mg 9mg Taffy (candy)
Trans Fat 0.246g 0.131g Taffy (candy)
Saturated Fat 19.24g 2.049g Taffy (candy)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.838g Taffy (candy)
Polyunsaturated fat 0.121g Taffy (candy)
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.086g Taffy (candy)
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g Taffy (candy)

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Dove milk chocolate Taffy (candy)
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
2%
Dove milk chocolate
2%
Taffy (candy)
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Dove milk chocolate
2%
Taffy (candy)

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 17.191g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Dove milk chocolate
Dove milk chocolate is lower in Sugar (difference - 13.03g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dove milk chocolate
Dove milk chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is cheaper?
Dove milk chocolate
Dove milk chocolate is cheaper (difference - $2)

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. Dove milk chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168804/nutrients
  2. Taffy (candy) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169670/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.