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Fondant icing vs. Reeses cups — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Fondant icing and Reeses cups different?

  • Reeses cups have more Vitamin B3, Copper, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Fiber, Vitamin B1, and Folate than Fondant icing.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Reeses cups is 54% higher.
  • Fondant icing has less Sodium.

Candies, fondant, prepared-from-recipe and Candies, REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -96.9%
Contains more Calcium +2500%
Contains more Iron +12000%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +8475%
Contains more Zinc +3100%
Contains more Copper +7900%
Contains more Selenium +133.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0.9% 0.38% 0% 0% 0.35% 1.4% 1.1% 1% 0% 3.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 23% 45% 44% 69% 30% 47% 35% 80% 0% 7.6%
Contains less Sodium -96.9%
Contains more Calcium +2500%
Contains more Iron +12000%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +8475%
Contains more Zinc +3100%
Contains more Copper +7900%
Contains more Selenium +133.3%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +587.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 1.3% 3.7% 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 3.4% 3% 0% 1% 40% 25% 84% 37% 23% 38% 33% 19% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +587.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +68.3%
Contains more Water +368.1%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +152550%
Contains more Other +3950%
93% 7%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.02 g
Carbs: 93.18 g
Water: 6.74 g
Other: 0.06 g
10% 31% 55% 2%
Protein: 10.24 g
Fats: 30.53 g
Carbs: 55.36 g
Water: 1.44 g
Other: 2.43 g
Contains more Carbs +68.3%
Contains more Water +368.1%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +152550%
Contains more Other +3950%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fondant icing Reeses cups Opinion
Net carbs 93.18g 51.76g Fondant icing
Protein 0g 10.24g Reeses cups
Fats 0.02g 30.53g Reeses cups
Carbs 93.18g 55.36g Fondant icing
Calories 373kcal 515kcal Reeses cups
Sugar 88.9g 47.17g Reeses cups
Fiber 0g 3.6g Reeses cups
Calcium 3mg 78mg Reeses cups
Iron 0.01mg 1.21mg Reeses cups
Magnesium 0mg 62mg Reeses cups
Phosphorus 0mg 161mg Reeses cups
Potassium 4mg 343mg Reeses cups
Sodium 11mg 357mg Fondant icing
Zinc 0.04mg 1.28mg Reeses cups
Copper 0.003mg 0.24mg Reeses cups
Selenium 0.6µg 1.4µg Reeses cups
Vitamin A 0IU 56IU Reeses cups
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 17µg Reeses cups
Vitamin E 0mg 0.15mg Reeses cups
Vitamin C 0mg 0.3mg Reeses cups
Vitamin B1 0.005mg 0.16mg Reeses cups
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.11mg Reeses cups
Vitamin B3 0mg 4.49mg Reeses cups
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.62mg Reeses cups
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.1mg Reeses cups
Folate 0µg 50µg Reeses cups
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.26µg Reeses cups
Choline 0mg 35.4mg Reeses cups
Vitamin K 0µg 2µg Reeses cups
Cholesterol 0mg 6mg Fondant icing
Saturated Fat 0g 10.73g Fondant icing
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 13.1g Reeses cups
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 5.5g Reeses cups

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Fondant icing Reeses cups
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
0%
Fondant icing
24%
Reeses cups
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Fondant icing
38%
Reeses cups

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Reeses cups
Reeses cups is lower in Sugar (difference - 41.73g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Reeses cups
Reeses cups is lower in glycemic index (difference - 43)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Reeses cups
Reeses cups is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Reeses cups
Reeses cups is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fondant icing
Fondant icing contains less Sodium (difference - 346mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Fondant icing
Fondant icing is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fondant icing
Fondant icing is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.73g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Fondant icing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167986/nutrients
  2. Reeses cups - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168763/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.