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Icing vs. Twix — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Icing and Twix

  • Twix is richer than Icing in Copper, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Manganese, Calcium, Zinc, Iron, and Selenium.
  • Twix covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 80% more than Icing.
  • Icing is lower in Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Frostings, vanilla, creamy, ready-to-eat 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.
Icing
1
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9
Twix
Contains more Calcium +3433.3%
Contains more Iron +406.3%
Contains more Magnesium +2600%
Contains more Phosphorus +483.3%
Contains more Potassium +447.1%
Contains more Zinc +1414.3%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +4200%
Equal in Sodium - 198
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 6% 1% 8% 3% 24% 2% 0% 0% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 31% 20% 45% 17% 26% 29% 66% 36% 24%
Contains more Calcium +3433.3%
Contains more Iron +406.3%
Contains more Magnesium +2600%
Contains more Phosphorus +483.3%
Contains more Potassium +447.1%
Contains more Zinc +1414.3%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +4200%
Equal in Sodium - 198

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.
Icing
3
:
9
Twix
Contains more Vitamin E +106.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +132.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +404.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +381.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +225%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +808.7%
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% 31% 0% 0% 3% 70% 5% 4% 0% 6% 0% 2% 33%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 15% 0% 2% 39% 48% 21% 16% 6% 20% 42% 12% 14%
Contains more Vitamin E +106.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +132.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +404.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +381.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +225%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +808.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Icing
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3
Twix
Contains more Water +256.3%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +53.1%
Contains more Other +49.4%
Equal in Carbs - 64.8
16% 68% 15%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 16.23 g
Carbs: 67.89 g
Water: 15.07 g
Other: 0.81 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 Water +256.3%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +53.1%
Contains more Other +49.4%
Equal in Carbs - 64.8

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Icing
3
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0
Twix
Contains less Saturated Fat -84.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +62.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1166.1%
19% 31% 50%
Saturated Fat: 2.974 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.86 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.951 g
84% 13% 3%
Saturated Fat: 18.96 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.988 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.628 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -84.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +62.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1166.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Icing Twix
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 Icing Twix Opinion
Net carbs 67.89g 63.7g Icing
Protein 0g 4.91g Twix
Fats 16.23g 24.85g Twix
Carbs 67.89g 64.8g Icing
Calories 418kcal 502kcal Twix
Sugar 63.1g 48.25g Twix
Fiber 0g 1.1g Twix
Calcium 3mg 106mg Twix
Iron 0.16mg 0.81mg Twix
Magnesium 1mg 27mg Twix
Phosphorus 18mg 105mg Twix
Potassium 34mg 186mg Twix
Sodium 184mg 198mg Icing
Zinc 0.07mg 1.06mg Twix
Copper 0mg 0.197mg Twix
Manganese 0mg 0.273mg Twix
Selenium 0.1µg 4.3µg Twix
Vitamin A 0IU 67IU Twix
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 20µg Twix
Vitamin E 1.53mg 0.74mg Icing
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Twix
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.155mg Twix
Vitamin B2 0.302mg 0.208mg Icing
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 1.109mg Twix
Vitamin B5 0.055mg 0.265mg Twix
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.025mg Twix
Folate 8µg 26µg Twix
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.33µg Twix
Choline 2.3mg 20.9mg Twix
Vitamin K 13µg 5.6µg Icing
Cholesterol 0mg 7mg Icing
Trans Fat 0g 0.342g Icing
Saturated Fat 2.974g 18.96g Icing
Monounsaturated Fat 4.86g 2.988g Icing
Polyunsaturated fat 7.951g 0.628g Icing

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Icing 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
12%
Icing
18%
Twix
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
4%
Icing
32%
Twix

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Twix
Twix is lower in Sugar (difference - 14.85g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Twix
Twix is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Twix
Twix is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Twix
Twix is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Icing
Icing contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Icing
Icing is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Icing
Icing is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.986g)
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. Icing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169620/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.