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Taffy (candy) vs. Almond joy — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Taffy (candy) and Almond joy?

  • Almond joy is richer than Taffy (candy) in Fiber, Phosphorus, Iron, Potassium, Calcium, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Almond joy's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 78% more.

We used Candies, taffy, prepared-from-recipe and Candies, ALMOND JOY Candy 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 less Sodium -63.4%
Contains more Calcium +700%
Contains more Iron +12600%
Contains more Phosphorus +11100%
Contains more Potassium +8366.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 1% 0% 1% 1% 7% 6% 0% 0% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 20% 48% 0% 48% 23% 19% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains less Sodium -63.4%
Contains more Calcium +700%
Contains more Iron +12600%
Contains more Phosphorus +11100%
Contains more Potassium +8366.7%

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.
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Contains more Vitamin A +138.1%
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 6% 2% 0% 0% 7% 3% 1% 1% 0% 0% 2% 0% 1%
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 +138.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +53.9%
Contains more Protein +13666.7%
Contains more Fats +708.7%
Contains more Water +69.1%
Contains more Other +434.8%
3% 92% 5%
Protein: 0.03 g
Fats: 3.33 g
Carbs: 91.56 g
Water: 4.85 g
Other: 0.23 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 Carbs +53.9%
Contains more Protein +13666.7%
Contains more Fats +708.7%
Contains more Water +69.1%
Contains more Other +434.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +527.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +875.2%
68% 28% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.049 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.838 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.121 g
73% 22% 5%
Saturated Fat: 17.59 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.26 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.18 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +527.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +875.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taffy (candy) Almond joy Opinion
Net carbs 91.56g 54.51g Taffy (candy)
Protein 0.03g 4.13g Almond joy
Fats 3.33g 26.93g Almond joy
Carbs 91.56g 59.51g Taffy (candy)
Calories 397kcal 479kcal Almond joy
Sugar 68.48g 48.34g Almond joy
Fiber 0g 5g Almond joy
Calcium 8mg 64mg Almond joy
Iron 0.01mg 1.27mg Almond joy
Phosphorus 1mg 112mg Almond joy
Potassium 3mg 254mg Almond joy
Sodium 52mg 142mg Taffy (candy)
Zinc 0.21mg Taffy (candy)
Selenium 0.7µg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin A 100IU 42IU Taffy (candy)
Vitamin A RAE 27µg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin E 0.09mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin C 0mg 0.7mg Almond joy
Vitamin B1 0.028mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B2 0.012mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B3 0.002mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B5 0.004mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B12 0.01µg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin K 0.3µg Taffy (candy)
Cholesterol 9mg 4mg Almond joy
Trans Fat 0.131g Almond joy
Saturated Fat 2.049g 17.59g Taffy (candy)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.838g 5.26g Almond joy
Polyunsaturated fat 0.121g 1.18g Almond joy
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.086g Taffy (candy)
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g Taffy (candy)

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taffy (candy) Almond joy
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
2%
Taffy (candy)
0%
Almond joy
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
2%
Taffy (candy)
16%
Almond joy

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) contains less Sodium (difference - 90mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.541g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Almond joy
Almond joy is lower in Sugar (difference - 20.14g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Almond joy
Almond joy is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Almond joy
Almond joy is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is cheaper?
Almond joy
Almond joy is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Taffy (candy) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169670/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.