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Toffee vs. Chocolate — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Toffee and Chocolate

  • Toffee has more Vitamin A RAE, however, Chocolate is higher in Copper, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Potassium.
  • Chocolate covers your daily Copper needs 114% more than Toffee.
  • Chocolate contains 160 times less Vitamin A RAE than Toffee. Toffee contains 319µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Chocolate contains 2µg.
  • Chocolate has less Cholesterol.

Food varieties used in this article are Candies, toffee, prepared-from-recipe and Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids.

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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.
Toffee
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Contains more Calcium +64.7%
Contains more Iron +26633.3%
Contains more Magnesium +3550%
Contains more Phosphorus +543.8%
Contains more Potassium +996.1%
Contains less Sodium -82.2%
Contains more Zinc +1575%
Contains more Copper +34166.7%
Contains more Manganese +70850%
Contains more Selenium +275%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 1.1% 2.9% 14% 4.5% 18% 3.3% 1% 0.26% 4.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 17% 301% 104% 88% 49% 3.1% 55% 343% 185% 16%
Contains more Calcium +64.7%
Contains more Iron +26633.3%
Contains more Magnesium +3550%
Contains more Phosphorus +543.8%
Contains more Potassium +996.1%
Contains less Sodium -82.2%
Contains more Zinc +1575%
Contains more Copper +34166.7%
Contains more Manganese +70850%
Contains more Selenium +275%

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.
Toffee
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Contains more Vitamin A +2204%
Contains more Vitamin E +74.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +212.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2400%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +189.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 69% 19% 0% 0.67% 2% 16% 0.54% 8% 2.1% 1.5% 14% 0% 7%
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% 11% 0% 0% 6.3% 12% 14% 18% 9.7% 0% 29% 0% 20%
Contains more Vitamin A +2204%
Contains more Vitamin E +74.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +212.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2400%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +189.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +356.1%
Contains more Water +76.4%
Contains more Other +86.8%
Equal in Fats - 31.28
Equal in Carbs - 61.17
33% 65%
Protein: 1.07 g
Fats: 32.75 g
Carbs: 64.72 g
Water: 0.55 g
Other: 0.91 g
5% 31% 61% 2%
Protein: 4.88 g
Fats: 31.28 g
Carbs: 61.17 g
Water: 0.97 g
Other: 1.7 g
Contains more Protein +356.1%
Contains more Water +76.4%
Contains more Other +86.8%
Equal in Fats - 31.28
Equal in Carbs - 61.17

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +11.9%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 18.519
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 9.54
67% 29% 4%
Saturated Fat: 20.565 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.964 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.222 g
64% 33% 4%
Saturated Fat: 18.519 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.54 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.092 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +11.9%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 18.519
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 9.54

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Toffee Chocolate Opinion
Net carbs 64.72g 54.17g Toffee
Protein 1.07g 4.88g Chocolate
Fats 32.75g 31.28g Toffee
Carbs 64.72g 61.17g Toffee
Calories 560kcal 546kcal Toffee
Sugar 63.47g 47.9g Chocolate
Fiber 0g 7g Chocolate
Calcium 34mg 56mg Chocolate
Iron 0.03mg 8.02mg Chocolate
Magnesium 4mg 146mg Chocolate
Phosphorus 32mg 206mg Chocolate
Potassium 51mg 559mg Chocolate
Sodium 135mg 24mg Chocolate
Zinc 0.12mg 2.01mg Chocolate
Copper 0.003mg 1.028mg Chocolate
Manganese 0.002mg 1.419mg Chocolate
Selenium 0.8µg 3µg Chocolate
Vitamin A 1152IU 50IU Toffee
Vitamin A RAE 319µg 2µg Toffee
Vitamin E 0.94mg 0.54mg Toffee
Vitamin C 0.2mg Toffee
Vitamin B1 0.008mg 0.025mg Chocolate
Vitamin B2 0.068mg 0.05mg Toffee
Vitamin B3 0.029mg 0.725mg Chocolate
Vitamin B5 0.134mg 0.297mg Chocolate
Vitamin B6 0.009mg 0.042mg Chocolate
Folate 2µg Toffee
Vitamin B12 0.11µg 0.23µg Chocolate
Vitamin K 2.8µg 8.1µg Chocolate
Cholesterol 104mg 8mg Chocolate
Trans Fat 0.674g 0.112g Chocolate
Saturated Fat 20.565g 18.519g Chocolate
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.001g Chocolate
Monounsaturated Fat 8.964g 9.54g Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 1.222g 1.092g Toffee
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.001g Chocolate
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.445g 0.947g Chocolate
Omega-3 - ALA 0.065g 0.085g Chocolate

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Toffee Chocolate
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
11%
Toffee
9%
Chocolate
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Toffee
116%
Chocolate

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in Sugar (difference - 15.57g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chocolate
Chocolate contains less Sodium (difference - 111mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 96mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.046g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Toffee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169671/nutrients
  2. Chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170271/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.