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Taffy (candy) vs. Kit Kat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Taffy (candy) and Kit Kat

  • Taffy (candy) contains less Copper, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, and Selenium than Kit Kat.
  • Kit Kat's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 80% higher.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Taffy (candy) is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Candies, taffy, prepared-from-recipe and Candies, KIT KAT Wafer Bar.

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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 Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Calcium +1462.5%
Contains more Iron +9900%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +13400%
Contains more Potassium +7600%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +614.3%
Equal in Sodium - 54
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 38% 38% 27% 58% 21% 8% 3% 74% 14% 28%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Calcium +1462.5%
Contains more Iron +9900%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +13400%
Contains more Potassium +7600%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +614.3%
Equal in Sodium - 54

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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Kit Kat
Contains more Vitamin A +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +277.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +317.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1650%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24900%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15900%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +5500%
Contains more Vitamin K +1633.3%
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 5% 7% 0% 0% 30% 49% 10% 39% 5% 11% 70% 17% 14%
Contains more Vitamin A +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +277.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +317.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1650%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24900%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15900%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +5500%
Contains more Vitamin K +1633.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +41.8%
Contains more Water +197.5%
Contains more Protein +21600%
Contains more Fats +680.5%
Contains more Other +456.5%
3% 92% 5%
Protein: 0.03 g
Fats: 3.33 g
Carbs: 91.56 g
Water: 4.85 g
Other: 0.23 g
7% 26% 65%
Protein: 6.51 g
Fats: 25.99 g
Carbs: 64.59 g
Water: 1.63 g
Other: 1.28 g
Contains more Carbs +41.8%
Contains more Water +197.5%
Contains more Protein +21600%
Contains more Fats +680.5%
Contains more Other +456.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +597.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +639.7%
68% 28% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.049 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.838 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.121 g
73% 24% 4%
Saturated Fat: 17.953 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.844 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.895 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +597.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +639.7%

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) Kit Kat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taffy (candy) Kit Kat Opinion
Net carbs 91.56g 63.59g Taffy (candy)
Protein 0.03g 6.51g Kit Kat
Fats 3.33g 25.99g Kit Kat
Carbs 91.56g 64.59g Taffy (candy)
Calories 397kcal 518kcal Kit Kat
Starch 10.6g Kit Kat
Fructose 0.2g Kit Kat
Sugar 68.48g 48.68g Kit Kat
Fiber 0g 1g Kit Kat
Calcium 8mg 125mg Kit Kat
Iron 0.01mg 1mg Kit Kat
Magnesium 0mg 37mg Kit Kat
Phosphorus 1mg 135mg Kit Kat
Potassium 3mg 231mg Kit Kat
Sodium 52mg 54mg Taffy (candy)
Zinc 0.21mg 0.09mg Taffy (candy)
Copper 0mg 0.22mg Kit Kat
Manganese 0mg 0.1mg Kit Kat
Selenium 0.7µg 5µg Kit Kat
Vitamin A 100IU 81IU Taffy (candy)
Vitamin A RAE 27µg 24µg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.34mg Kit Kat
Vitamin B1 0.028mg 0.117mg Kit Kat
Vitamin B2 0.012mg 0.21mg Kit Kat
Vitamin B3 0.002mg 0.5mg Kit Kat
Vitamin B5 0.004mg 0.64mg Kit Kat
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.02mg Kit Kat
Folate 0µg 14µg Kit Kat
Vitamin B12 0.01µg 0.56µg Kit Kat
Choline 31mg Kit Kat
Vitamin K 0.3µg 5.2µg Kit Kat
Tryptophan 0.09mg Kit Kat
Threonine 0.19mg Kit Kat
Isoleucine 0.28mg Kit Kat
Leucine 0.52mg Kit Kat
Lysine 0.28mg Kit Kat
Methionine 0.16mg Kit Kat
Phenylalanine 0.27mg Kit Kat
Valine 0.36mg Kit Kat
Histidine 0.11mg Kit Kat
Cholesterol 9mg 11mg Taffy (candy)
Trans Fat 0.131g 0.099g Kit Kat
Saturated Fat 2.049g 17.953g Taffy (candy)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.838g 5.844g Kit Kat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.121g 0.895g Kit Kat
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.086g Taffy (candy)
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g 0.075g Kit Kat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taffy (candy) Kit Kat
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)
19%
Kit Kat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
2%
Taffy (candy)
30%
Kit Kat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.904g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Kit Kat
Kit Kat is lower in Sugar (difference - 19.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kit Kat
Kit Kat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kit Kat
Kit Kat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Kit Kat
Kit Kat 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. Taffy (candy) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169670/nutrients
  2. Kit Kat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167992/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.