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Milky way vs. Twizzlers — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Milky way and Twizzlers?

  • Milky way is richer than Twizzlers in Calcium, and Phosphorus.
  • Milky way's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 57% more.
  • Milky way has 14 times more Calcium than Twizzlers. While Milky way has 115mg of Calcium, Twizzlers have only 8mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Twizzlers are lower.

We used Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, MILKY WAY Bar and Candies, TWIZZLERS NIBS CHERRY BITS types 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 +1337.5%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +179.2%
Contains more Potassium +235.1%
Contains less Sodium -14.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 35% 19% 15% 29% 11% 22% 19% 49% 20% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 11% 0% 11% 4% 26% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +1337.5%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +179.2%
Contains more Potassium +235.1%
Contains less Sodium -14.4%

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 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 7% 18% 12% 3% 12% 24% 3% 10% 4% 3% 23% 9% 10%
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 +74.3%
Contains more Fats +552.7%
Contains more Other +87%
Contains more Carbs +11.5%
Contains more Water +138.1%
4% 17% 71% 6%
Protein: 4.01 g
Fats: 17.23 g
Carbs: 71.17 g
Water: 6.3 g
Other: 1.29 g
2% 3% 79% 15%
Protein: 2.3 g
Fats: 2.64 g
Carbs: 79.37 g
Water: 15 g
Other: 0.69 g
Contains more Protein +74.3%
Contains more Fats +552.7%
Contains more Other +87%
Contains more Carbs +11.5%
Contains more Water +138.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +18.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +85.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -95.5%
83% 15% 2%
Saturated Fat: 12.016 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.23 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.26 g
21% 73% 5%
Saturated Fat: 0.54 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.88 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.14 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +18.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +85.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -95.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Milky way Twizzlers Opinion
Net carbs 70.17g 78.77g Twizzlers
Protein 4.01g 2.3g Milky way
Fats 17.23g 2.64g Milky way
Carbs 71.17g 79.37g Twizzlers
Calories 456kcal 347kcal Milky way
Sugar 59.69g 51.35g Twizzlers
Fiber 1g 0.6g Milky way
Calcium 115mg 8mg Milky way
Iron 0.49mg 0.28mg Milky way
Magnesium 20mg Milky way
Phosphorus 67mg 24mg Milky way
Potassium 124mg 37mg Milky way
Sodium 167mg 195mg Milky way
Zinc 0.69mg Milky way
Copper 0.147mg Milky way
Manganese 0.147mg Milky way
Selenium 2µg Milky way
Vitamin A 110IU 0IU Milky way
Vitamin A RAE 31µg Milky way
Vitamin E 0.89mg Milky way
Vitamin D 16IU Milky way
Vitamin D 0.4µg Milky way
Vitamin C 0.7mg 0mg Milky way
Vitamin B1 0.046mg Milky way
Vitamin B2 0.103mg Milky way
Vitamin B3 0.154mg Milky way
Vitamin B5 0.155mg Milky way
Vitamin B6 0.014mg Milky way
Folate 4µg Milky way
Vitamin B12 0.18µg Milky way
Choline 16.5mg Milky way
Vitamin K 3.6µg Milky way
Cholesterol 9mg 0mg Twizzlers
Trans Fat 0.206g Twizzlers
Saturated Fat 12.016g 0.54g Twizzlers
Monounsaturated Fat 2.23g 1.88g Milky way
Polyunsaturated fat 0.26g 0.14g Milky way

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Milky way Twizzlers
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
10%
Milky way
0%
Twizzlers
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
23%
Milky way
5%
Twizzlers

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Twizzlers
Twizzlers is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.34g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Twizzlers
Twizzlers is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Twizzlers
Twizzlers is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.476g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Twizzlers
Twizzlers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Milky way
Milky way contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Milky way
Milky way is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Milky way
Milky way 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. Milky way - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168756/nutrients
  2. Twizzlers - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167983/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.