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M&Ms Peanut vs. Reesesticks — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are M&Ms Peanut and Reesesticks different?

  • M&Ms Peanut is higher in Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Selenium, however, Reesesticks are richer in Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from M&Ms Peanut is 34% higher.
  • M&Ms Peanut has less Saturated Fat.

Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Peanut Chocolate Candies and Candies, HERSHEY, REESESTICKS crispy wafers, peanut butter, milk chocolate 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 more Calcium +45.7%
Contains more Magnesium +40.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.9%
Contains more Potassium +17.6%
Contains less Sodium -81.1%
Contains more Zinc +77.8%
Contains more Copper +152.5%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +485.7%
Contains more Iron +12.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 31% 44% 50% 82% 31% 7% 48% 169% 87% 23%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 49% 35% 62% 27% 35% 27% 67% 0% 4%
Contains more Calcium +45.7%
Contains more Magnesium +40.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.9%
Contains more Potassium +17.6%
Contains less Sodium -81.1%
Contains more Zinc +77.8%
Contains more Copper +152.5%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +485.7%
Contains more Iron +12.1%

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 +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +42.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.5%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +113.3%
Contains more Choline +32.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +96.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 2.77
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.64
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% 57% 0% 0% 16% 25% 64% 38% 21% 42% 40% 21% 8%
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% 56% 0% 2% 33% 24% 69% 27% 19% 30% 19% 16% 15%
Contains more Vitamin A +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +42.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.5%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +113.3%
Contains more Choline +32.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +96.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 2.77
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.64

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +55%
Contains more Fats +19.9%
Contains more Other +60.4%
Equal in Protein - 9.53
Equal in Carbs - 55.38
10% 26% 60% 2%
Protein: 9.57 g
Fats: 26.13 g
Carbs: 60.48 g
Water: 2.48 g
Other: 1.34 g
10% 31% 55% 2%
Protein: 9.53 g
Fats: 31.34 g
Carbs: 55.38 g
Water: 1.6 g
Other: 2.15 g
Contains more Water +55%
Contains more Fats +19.9%
Contains more Other +60.4%
Equal in Protein - 9.53
Equal in Carbs - 55.38

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -23%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +33.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +35.4%
47% 37% 16%
Saturated Fat: 10.169 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.086 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.456 g
46% 38% 16%
Saturated Fat: 13.21 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 10.82 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.68 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -23%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +33.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +35.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient M&Ms Peanut Reesesticks Opinion
Net carbs 56.78g 52.08g M&Ms Peanut
Protein 9.57g 9.53g M&Ms Peanut
Fats 26.13g 31.34g Reesesticks
Carbs 60.48g 55.38g M&Ms Peanut
Calories 515kcal 521kcal Reesesticks
Sugar 50.75g 40.33g Reesesticks
Fiber 3.7g 3.3g M&Ms Peanut
Calcium 102mg 70mg M&Ms Peanut
Iron 1.16mg 1.3mg Reesesticks
Magnesium 69mg 49mg M&Ms Peanut
Phosphorus 190mg 144mg M&Ms Peanut
Potassium 347mg 295mg M&Ms Peanut
Sodium 50mg 264mg M&Ms Peanut
Zinc 1.76mg 0.99mg M&Ms Peanut
Copper 0.505mg 0.2mg M&Ms Peanut
Manganese 0.664mg 0mg M&Ms Peanut
Selenium 4.1µg 0.7µg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin A 74IU 58IU M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin A RAE 22µg 14µg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin E 2.85mg 2.77mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Reesesticks
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.13mg Reesesticks
Vitamin B2 0.106mg 0.1mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B3 3.362mg 3.64mg Reesesticks
Vitamin B5 0.627mg 0.44mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.08mg M&Ms Peanut
Folate 55µg 40µg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin B12 0.32µg 0.15µg M&Ms Peanut
Choline 37.3mg 28.2mg M&Ms Peanut
Vitamin K 3µg 5.9µg Reesesticks
Cholesterol 8mg 6mg Reesesticks
Trans Fat 0.328g Reesesticks
Saturated Fat 10.169g 13.21g M&Ms Peanut
Monounsaturated Fat 8.086g 10.82g Reesesticks
Polyunsaturated fat 3.456g 4.68g Reesesticks

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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M&Ms Peanut Reesesticks
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
26%
M&Ms Peanut
24%
Reesesticks
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
57%
M&Ms Peanut
32%
Reesesticks

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Reesesticks
Reesesticks is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.42g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Reesesticks
Reesesticks is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Reesesticks
Reesesticks is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
Which food contains less Sodium?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut contains less Sodium (difference - 214mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.041g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
M&Ms Peanut
M&Ms Peanut is relatively richer in vitamins
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. M&Ms Peanut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169582/nutrients
  2. Reesesticks - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169628/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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