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Rolo vs. Mars — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Rolo and Mars

  • Rolo has more Calcium, however, Mars has more Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Rolo is 14% higher.
  • Mars has 2 times less Calcium than Rolo. Rolo has 145mg of Calcium, while Mars has 90mg.
  • Mars is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Candies, ROLO Caramels in Milk Chocolate and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, M&M's Crispy Chocolate Candies.

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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.
Rolo
8
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2
Mars
Contains more Calcium +61.1%
Contains more Iron +104.8%
Contains less Sodium -27.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 44% 16% 0% 30% 17% 25% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 27% 32% 0% 0% 0% 18% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +61.1%
Contains more Iron +104.8%
Contains less Sodium -27.7%

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.
Rolo
12
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1
Mars
Contains more Vitamin C +80%
Contains more Vitamin A +38%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7.3% 22% 0% 3% 5% 28% 0.75% 0% 0% 0% 41% 11% 8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 0% 0% 1.7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +80%
Contains more Vitamin A +38%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Rolo
3
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2
Mars
Contains more Protein +18.7%
Contains more Water +170.6%
Contains more Other +59.7%
Equal in Fats - 19.32
Equal in Carbs - 72.4
5% 21% 68% 5%
Protein: 5.08 g
Fats: 20.93 g
Carbs: 67.95 g
Water: 4.6 g
Other: 1.44 g
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
Contains more Protein +18.7%
Contains more Water +170.6%
Contains more Other +59.7%
Equal in Fats - 19.32
Equal in Carbs - 72.4

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Rolo
2
:
1
Mars
Contains less Saturated Fat -19.9%
86% 12%
Saturated Fat: 14.542 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.104 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.265 g
100%
Saturated Fat: 11.651 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -19.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rolo Mars Opinion
Net carbs 67.05g 70.4g Mars
Protein 5.08g 4.28g Rolo
Fats 20.93g 19.32g Rolo
Carbs 67.95g 72.4g Mars
Calories 474kcal 475kcal Mars
Sugar 63.93g 58.94g Mars
Fiber 0.9g 2g Mars
Calcium 145mg 90mg Rolo
Iron 0.42mg 0.86mg Mars
Phosphorus 71mg Rolo
Potassium 188mg Rolo
Sodium 188mg 136mg Mars
Vitamin A 121IU 167IU Mars
Vitamin A RAE 34µg Rolo
Vitamin E 1.1mg Rolo
Vitamin C 0.9mg 0.5mg Rolo
Vitamin B1 0.02mg Rolo
Vitamin B2 0.12mg Rolo
Vitamin B3 0.04mg Rolo
Vitamin B12 0.33µg Rolo
Choline 20.1mg Rolo
Vitamin K 3.2µg Rolo
Cholesterol 12mg 12mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.131g Rolo
Saturated Fat 14.542g 11.651g Mars
Monounsaturated Fat 2.104g Rolo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.265g Rolo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Rolo Mars
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%
Rolo
1%
Mars
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
13%
Rolo
8%
Mars

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Rolo
Rolo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
Which food is cheaper?
Rolo
Rolo is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Rolo
Rolo is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rolo
Rolo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mars
Mars is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.99g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mars
Mars contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mars
Mars is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.891g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (12 mg)

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. Rolo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168765/nutrients
  2. Mars - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168814/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.