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Mars vs. Reeses cups — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Mars and Reeses cups

  • Reeses cups have more Fiber than Mars.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Crispy Chocolate Candies and Candies, REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups.

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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 +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -61.9%
Contains more Iron +40.7%
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 24% 46% 45% 69% 31% 47% 35% 80% 0% 8%
Contains more Calcium +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -61.9%
Contains more Iron +40.7%

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 +198.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +66.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 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 4% 3% 0% 1% 40% 26% 85% 38% 24% 38% 33% 20% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +198.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +66.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +30.8%
Contains more Water +18.1%
Contains more Protein +139.3%
Contains more Fats +58%
Equal in Other - 2.43
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
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 +30.8%
Contains more Water +18.1%
Contains more Protein +139.3%
Contains more Fats +58%
Equal in Other - 2.43

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Equal in Saturated Fat - 10.73
100%
Saturated Fat: 11.651 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
37% 45% 19%
Saturated Fat: 10.73 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 13.1 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.5 g
Equal in Saturated Fat - 10.73

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mars Reeses cups Opinion
Net carbs 70.4g 51.76g Mars
Protein 4.28g 10.24g Reeses cups
Fats 19.32g 30.53g Reeses cups
Carbs 72.4g 55.36g Mars
Calories 475kcal 515kcal Reeses cups
Sugar 58.94g 47.17g Reeses cups
Fiber 2g 3.6g Reeses cups
Calcium 90mg 78mg Mars
Iron 0.86mg 1.21mg Reeses cups
Magnesium 62mg Reeses cups
Phosphorus 161mg Reeses cups
Potassium 343mg Reeses cups
Sodium 136mg 357mg Mars
Zinc 1.28mg Reeses cups
Copper 0.24mg Reeses cups
Selenium 1.4µg Reeses cups
Vitamin A 167IU 56IU Mars
Vitamin A RAE 17µg Reeses cups
Vitamin E 0.15mg Reeses cups
Vitamin C 0.5mg 0.3mg Mars
Vitamin B1 0.16mg Reeses cups
Vitamin B2 0.11mg Reeses cups
Vitamin B3 4.49mg Reeses cups
Vitamin B5 0.62mg Reeses cups
Vitamin B6 0.1mg Reeses cups
Folate 50µg Reeses cups
Vitamin B12 0.26µg Reeses cups
Choline 35.4mg Reeses cups
Vitamin K 2µg Reeses cups
Cholesterol 12mg 6mg Reeses cups
Trans Fat 0.131g 0g Reeses cups
Saturated Fat 11.651g 10.73g Reeses cups
Monounsaturated Fat 13.1g Reeses cups
Polyunsaturated fat 5.5g Reeses cups

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mars 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
1%
Mars
24%
Reeses cups
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Mars
38%
Reeses cups

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Reeses cups
Reeses cups is lower in Sugar (difference - 11.77g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Reeses cups
Reeses cups is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Reeses cups
Reeses cups is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.921g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Reeses cups
Reeses cups is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is cheaper?
Reeses cups
Reeses cups is cheaper (difference - $2)
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?
Mars
Mars contains less Sodium (difference - 221mg)

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. 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.