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Mounds candy bar vs. Milky way — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Mounds candy bar and Milky way?

  • Mounds candy bar is higher in Manganese, Copper, Iron, Fiber, Selenium, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6, yet Milky way is higher in Calcium, and Vitamin B12.
  • Mounds candy bar's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 43% more.
  • Mounds candy bar has 6 times more Manganese than Milky way. While Mounds candy bar has 0.948mg of Manganese, Milky way has only 0.147mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Milky way is lower.

We used Candies, MOUNDS Candy Bar and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, MILKY WAY Bar 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 Iron +326.5%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.8%
Contains more Potassium +158.9%
Contains less Sodium -13.2%
Contains more Zinc +59.4%
Contains more Copper +172.1%
Contains more Manganese +544.9%
Contains more Selenium +230%
Contains more Calcium +447.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 79% 40% 39% 29% 19% 30% 134% 124% 36%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 35% 19% 15% 29% 11% 22% 19% 49% 20% 11%
Contains more Iron +326.5%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.8%
Contains more Potassium +158.9%
Contains less Sodium -13.2%
Contains more Zinc +59.4%
Contains more Copper +172.1%
Contains more Manganese +544.9%
Contains more Selenium +230%
Contains more Calcium +447.6%

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 B3 +79.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +542.9%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +368.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +75%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +39.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +125%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.046
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% 4% 0% 2% 13% 14% 6% 15% 21% 5% 0% 7% 4%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +542.9%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +368.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +75%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +39.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +125%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.046

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +14.7%
Contains more Fats +54.4%
Contains more Water +43.7%
Contains more Carbs +21.5%
Contains more Other +11.2%
5% 27% 59% 9%
Protein: 4.6 g
Fats: 26.6 g
Carbs: 58.59 g
Water: 9.05 g
Other: 1.16 g
4% 17% 71% 6%
Protein: 4.01 g
Fats: 17.23 g
Carbs: 71.17 g
Water: 6.3 g
Other: 1.29 g
Contains more Protein +14.7%
Contains more Fats +54.4%
Contains more Water +43.7%
Contains more Carbs +21.5%
Contains more Other +11.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -41.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +471.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +85.7%
97% 2%
Saturated Fat: 20.58 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.39 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.14 g
83% 15% 2%
Saturated Fat: 12.016 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.23 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.26 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -41.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +471.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +85.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mounds candy bar Milky way Opinion
Net carbs 54.89g 70.17g Milky way
Protein 4.6g 4.01g Mounds candy bar
Fats 26.6g 17.23g Mounds candy bar
Carbs 58.59g 71.17g Milky way
Calories 486kcal 456kcal Mounds candy bar
Sugar 46.19g 59.69g Mounds candy bar
Fiber 3.7g 1g Mounds candy bar
Calcium 21mg 115mg Milky way
Iron 2.09mg 0.49mg Mounds candy bar
Magnesium 55mg 20mg Mounds candy bar
Phosphorus 91mg 67mg Mounds candy bar
Potassium 321mg 124mg Mounds candy bar
Sodium 145mg 167mg Mounds candy bar
Zinc 1.1mg 0.69mg Mounds candy bar
Copper 0.4mg 0.147mg Mounds candy bar
Manganese 0.948mg 0.147mg Mounds candy bar
Selenium 6.6µg 2µg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin A 0IU 110IU Milky way
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 31µg Milky way
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.89mg Milky way
Vitamin D 0IU 16IU Milky way
Vitamin D 0µg 0.4µg Milky way
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0.7mg Milky way
Vitamin B1 0.049mg 0.046mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.103mg Milky way
Vitamin B3 0.277mg 0.154mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B5 0.245mg 0.155mg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.014mg Mounds candy bar
Folate 6µg 4µg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.18µg Milky way
Choline 11.8mg 16.5mg Milky way
Vitamin K 1.6µg 3.6µg Milky way
Cholesterol 2mg 9mg Mounds candy bar
Trans Fat 0.206g Mounds candy bar
Saturated Fat 20.58g 12.016g Milky way
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39g 2.23g Milky way
Polyunsaturated fat 0.14g 0.26g Milky way

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mounds candy bar Milky way
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
7%
Mounds candy bar
10%
Milky way
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
53%
Mounds candy bar
23%
Milky way

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is lower in Sugar (difference - 13.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Milky way
Milky way is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.564g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Mounds candy bar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168759/nutrients
  2. Milky way - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168756/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.