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Payday vs. Almond joy — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Payday and Almond joy different?

  • Payday is higher than Almond joy in Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Almond joy covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 64% more than Payday.
  • Payday contains 4 times more Polyunsaturated fat than Almond joy. Payday contains 4.691g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Almond joy contains 1.18g.
  • Payday is lower in Sugar.

Candies, HERSHEYS, PAYDAY Bar and Candies, ALMOND JOY Candy Bar types were 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 +46.9%
Contains more Iron +51.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.9%
Contains more Potassium +185.4%
Contains less Sodium -38.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 29% 72% 65% 85% 64% 31% 43% 109% 119% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 20% 48% 0% 48% 23% 19% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +46.9%
Contains more Iron +51.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.9%
Contains more Potassium +185.4%
Contains less Sodium -38.5%

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.
Payday
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Contains more Vitamin A +4100%
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 1% 50% 0% 0% 21% 27% 135% 32% 55% 39% 3% 20% 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 3% 0% 0% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +4100%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +225.4%
Contains more Other +39%
Contains more Carbs +12.5%
Contains more Water +17.6%
Equal in Fats - 26.93
13% 25% 53% 7% 2%
Protein: 13.44 g
Fats: 25 g
Carbs: 52.88 g
Water: 6.97 g
Other: 1.71 g
4% 27% 60% 8%
Protein: 4.13 g
Fats: 26.93 g
Carbs: 59.51 g
Water: 8.2 g
Other: 1.23 g
Contains more Protein +225.4%
Contains more Other +39%
Contains more Carbs +12.5%
Contains more Water +17.6%
Equal in Fats - 26.93

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +137%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +297.5%
22% 57% 21%
Saturated Fat: 4.806 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.467 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.691 g
73% 22% 5%
Saturated Fat: 17.59 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.26 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.18 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +137%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +297.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Payday Almond joy Opinion
Net carbs 49.08g 54.51g Almond joy
Protein 13.44g 4.13g Payday
Fats 25g 26.93g Almond joy
Carbs 52.88g 59.51g Almond joy
Calories 490kcal 479kcal Payday
Starch 2.19g Payday
Sugar 40.32g 48.34g Payday
Fiber 3.8g 5g Almond joy
Calcium 94mg 64mg Payday
Iron 1.92mg 1.27mg Payday
Magnesium 90mg Payday
Phosphorus 197mg 112mg Payday
Potassium 725mg 254mg Payday
Sodium 231mg 142mg Almond joy
Zinc 1.57mg Payday
Copper 0.325mg Payday
Manganese 0.912mg Payday
Selenium 5.1µg Payday
Vitamin A 1IU 42IU Almond joy
Vitamin E 2.47mg Payday
Vitamin C 0mg 0.7mg Almond joy
Vitamin B1 0.083mg Payday
Vitamin B2 0.115mg Payday
Vitamin B3 7.166mg Payday
Vitamin B5 0.521mg Payday
Vitamin B6 0.235mg Payday
Folate 51µg Payday
Vitamin B12 0.02µg Payday
Choline 35.6mg Payday
Tryptophan 0.133mg Payday
Threonine 0.457mg Payday
Isoleucine 0.486mg Payday
Leucine 0.879mg Payday
Lysine 0.515mg Payday
Methionine 0.166mg Payday
Phenylalanine 0.687mg Payday
Valine 0.565mg Payday
Histidine 0.337mg Payday
Cholesterol 0mg 4mg Payday
Saturated Fat 4.806g 17.59g Payday
Omega-3 - EPA 0.023g Payday
Monounsaturated Fat 12.467g 5.26g Payday
Polyunsaturated fat 4.691g 1.18g Payday
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Payday

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Payday Almond joy
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
29%
Payday
0%
Almond joy
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
64%
Payday
16%
Almond joy

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Payday
Payday is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.02g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Payday
Payday is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Payday
Payday is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.784g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Payday
Payday is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Payday
Payday is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Almond joy
Almond joy contains less Sodium (difference - 89mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
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. Payday - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170680/nutrients
  2. Almond joy - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167562/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.