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Reese's pieces vs. Taffy (candy) — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Reese's pieces and Taffy (candy)

  • The amount of Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Folate, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B5 in Reese's pieces are higher than in Taffy (candy).
  • Reese's pieces covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 72% more than Taffy (candy).
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Taffy (candy) is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Candies, REESE'S PIECES Candy and Candies, taffy, prepared-from-recipe.

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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 +762.5%
Contains more Iron +4800%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +20600%
Contains more Potassium +11866.7%
Contains more Zinc +447.6%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -73.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 21% 18% 63% 89% 32% 25% 31% 137% 143% 4.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.4% 0.38% 0% 0.43% 0.26% 6.8% 5.7% 0% 0% 3.8%
Contains more Calcium +762.5%
Contains more Iron +4800%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +20600%
Contains more Potassium +11866.7%
Contains more Zinc +447.6%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -73.2%

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 E +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +542.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +302900%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1000%
Contains more Vitamin K +1866.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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% 20% 0% 0% 45% 51% 114% 37% 25% 41% 14% 16% 15%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6% 1.8% 0% 0% 7% 2.8% 0.04% 0.24% 0% 0% 1.3% 0% 0.75%
Contains more Vitamin E +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +542.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +302900%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1000%
Contains more Vitamin K +1866.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +41433.3%
Contains more Fats +643.8%
Contains more Other +730.4%
Contains more Carbs +53%
Contains more Water +385%
12% 25% 60% 2%
Protein: 12.46 g
Fats: 24.77 g
Carbs: 59.86 g
Water: 1 g
Other: 1.91 g
3% 92% 5%
Protein: 0.03 g
Fats: 3.33 g
Carbs: 91.56 g
Water: 4.85 g
Other: 0.23 g
Contains more Protein +41433.3%
Contains more Fats +643.8%
Contains more Other +730.4%
Contains more Carbs +53%
Contains more Water +385%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +432.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1453.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.5%
72% 20% 8%
Saturated Fat: 16.42 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.46 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.88 g
68% 28% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.049 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.838 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.121 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +432.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1453.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Reese's pieces Taffy (candy)
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Reese's pieces Taffy (candy) Opinion
Net carbs 56.86g 91.56g Taffy (candy)
Protein 12.46g 0.03g Reese's pieces
Fats 24.77g 3.33g Reese's pieces
Carbs 59.86g 91.56g Taffy (candy)
Calories 497kcal 397kcal Reese's pieces
Sugar 53.25g 68.48g Reese's pieces
Fiber 3g 0g Reese's pieces
Calcium 69mg 8mg Reese's pieces
Iron 0.49mg 0.01mg Reese's pieces
Magnesium 88mg 0mg Reese's pieces
Phosphorus 207mg 1mg Reese's pieces
Potassium 359mg 3mg Reese's pieces
Sodium 194mg 52mg Taffy (candy)
Zinc 1.15mg 0.21mg Reese's pieces
Copper 0.41mg 0mg Reese's pieces
Manganese 1.1mg 0mg Reese's pieces
Selenium 0.8µg 0.7µg Reese's pieces
Vitamin A 0IU 100IU Taffy (candy)
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 27µg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin E 0.99mg 0.09mg Reese's pieces
Vitamin B1 0.18mg 0.028mg Reese's pieces
Vitamin B2 0.22mg 0.012mg Reese's pieces
Vitamin B3 6.06mg 0.002mg Reese's pieces
Vitamin B5 0.61mg 0.004mg Reese's pieces
Vitamin B6 0.11mg 0mg Reese's pieces
Folate 55µg 0µg Reese's pieces
Vitamin B12 0.11µg 0.01µg Reese's pieces
Choline 28.7mg Reese's pieces
Vitamin K 5.9µg 0.3µg Reese's pieces
Cholesterol 0mg 9mg Reese's pieces
Trans Fat 0g 0.131g Reese's pieces
Saturated Fat 16.42g 2.049g Taffy (candy)
Monounsaturated Fat 4.46g 0.838g Reese's pieces
Polyunsaturated fat 1.88g 0.121g Reese's pieces
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.086g Taffy (candy)
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g Taffy (candy)

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Reese's pieces Taffy (candy)
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
29%
Reese's pieces
2%
Taffy (candy)
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
56%
Reese's pieces
2%
Taffy (candy)

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) contains less Sodium (difference - 142mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 14.371g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces is lower in Sugar (difference - 15.23g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is cheaper?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Reese's pieces
Reese's pieces is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Reese's pieces - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168764/nutrients
  2. Taffy (candy) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169670/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.