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Mars vs. After eight — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Mars and After eight

  • After eight has less Calcium.
  • Mars covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 17% more than After eight.
  • After eight contains 136 times less Sodium than Mars. Mars contains 136mg of Sodium, while After eight contains 1mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Crispy Chocolate Candies and Candies, NESTLE, AFTER EIGHT Mints.

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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 +592.3%
Contains more Iron +50.9%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 27% 33% 0% 0% 0% 18% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 22% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +592.3%
Contains more Iron +50.9%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%

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.
Mars
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 11% 0% 0% 2% 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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +156.3%
Contains more Fats +62.4%
Contains more Other +283.3%
Contains more Water +270.6%
Equal in Carbs - 79.53
4% 19% 72% 2% 2%
Protein: 4.28 g
Fats: 19.32 g
Carbs: 72.4 g
Water: 1.7 g
Other: 2.3 g
2% 12% 80% 6%
Protein: 1.67 g
Fats: 11.9 g
Carbs: 79.53 g
Water: 6.3 g
Other: 0.6 g
Contains more Protein +156.3%
Contains more Fats +62.4%
Contains more Other +283.3%
Contains more Water +270.6%
Equal in Carbs - 79.53

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -28.5%
100%
Saturated Fat: 11.651 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
100%
Saturated Fat: 8.33 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -28.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mars After eight Opinion
Net carbs 70.4g 77.13g After eight
Protein 4.28g 1.67g Mars
Fats 19.32g 11.9g Mars
Carbs 72.4g 79.53g After eight
Calories 475kcal 432kcal Mars
Sugar 58.94g 66.6g Mars
Fiber 2g 2.4g After eight
Calcium 90mg 13mg Mars
Iron 0.86mg 0.57mg Mars
Sodium 136mg 1mg After eight
Vitamin A 167IU 0IU Mars
Vitamin C 0.5mg 0mg Mars
Cholesterol 12mg 0mg After eight
Trans Fat 0.131g 0g After eight
Saturated Fat 11.651g 8.33g After eight

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mars After eight
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
1%
Mars
0%
After eight
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Mars
3%
After eight

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Mars
Mars is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mars
Mars is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.66g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
After eight
After eight contains less Sodium (difference - 135mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
After eight
After eight is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
After eight
After eight is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.321g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
After eight
After eight is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is cheaper?
After eight
After eight is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Mars - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168814/nutrients
  2. After eight - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168766/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.