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Twix vs. Mounds candy bar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Twix and Mounds candy bar

  • Twix has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, and Calcium, however, Mounds candy bar is richer in Manganese, Copper, Iron, Fiber, and Magnesium.
  • Mounds candy bar's daily need coverage for Manganese is 29% more.
  • Twix contains less Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, TWIX Caramel Cookie Bars and Candies, MOUNDS Candy 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 Calcium +404.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.4%
Contains more Iron +158%
Contains more Magnesium +103.7%
Contains more Potassium +72.6%
Contains less Sodium -26.8%
Contains more Copper +103%
Contains more Manganese +247.3%
Contains more Selenium +53.5%
Equal in Zinc - 1.1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 31% 20% 45% 17% 26% 29% 66% 36% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 79% 40% 39% 29% 19% 30% 134% 124% 36%
Contains more Calcium +404.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.4%
Contains more Iron +158%
Contains more Magnesium +103.7%
Contains more Potassium +72.6%
Contains less Sodium -26.8%
Contains more Copper +103%
Contains more Manganese +247.3%
Contains more Selenium +53.5%
Equal in Zinc - 1.1

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.
Twix
11
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +289.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +216.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +258.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300.4%
Contains more Folate +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +250%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +260%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.245
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% 15% 0% 2% 39% 48% 21% 16% 6% 20% 42% 12% 14%
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% 4% 0% 2% 13% 14% 6% 15% 21% 5% 0% 7% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +289.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +216.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +258.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300.4%
Contains more Folate +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +250%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +260%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.245

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +10.6%
Contains more Water +113.9%
Equal in Protein - 4.6
Equal in Fats - 26.6
Equal in Carbs - 58.59
Equal in Other - 1.16
5% 25% 65% 4%
Protein: 4.91 g
Fats: 24.85 g
Carbs: 64.8 g
Water: 4.23 g
Other: 1.21 g
5% 27% 59% 9%
Protein: 4.6 g
Fats: 26.6 g
Carbs: 58.59 g
Water: 9.05 g
Other: 1.16 g
Contains more Carbs +10.6%
Contains more Water +113.9%
Equal in Protein - 4.6
Equal in Fats - 26.6
Equal in Carbs - 58.59
Equal in Other - 1.16

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +666.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +348.6%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 20.58
84% 13% 3%
Saturated Fat: 18.96 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.988 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.628 g
97% 2%
Saturated Fat: 20.58 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.39 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.14 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +666.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +348.6%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 20.58

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Twix Mounds candy bar Opinion
Net carbs 63.7g 54.89g Twix
Protein 4.91g 4.6g Twix
Fats 24.85g 26.6g Mounds candy bar
Carbs 64.8g 58.59g Twix
Calories 502kcal 486kcal Twix
Sugar 48.25g 46.19g Mounds candy bar
Fiber 1.1g 3.7g Mounds candy bar
Calcium 106mg 21mg Twix
Iron 0.81mg 2.09mg Mounds candy bar
Magnesium 27mg 55mg Mounds candy bar
Phosphorus 105mg 91mg Twix
Potassium 186mg 321mg Mounds candy bar
Sodium 198mg 145mg Mounds candy bar
Zinc 1.06mg 1.1mg Mounds candy bar
Copper 0.197mg 0.4mg Mounds candy bar
Manganese 0.273mg 0.948mg Mounds candy bar
Selenium 4.3µg 6.6µg Mounds candy bar
Vitamin A 67IU 0IU Twix
Vitamin A RAE 20µg 0µg Twix
Vitamin E 0.74mg 0.19mg Twix
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0.4mg Twix
Vitamin B1 0.155mg 0.049mg Twix
Vitamin B2 0.208mg 0.058mg Twix
Vitamin B3 1.109mg 0.277mg Twix
Vitamin B5 0.265mg 0.245mg Twix
Vitamin B6 0.025mg 0.09mg Mounds candy bar
Folate 26µg 6µg Twix
Vitamin B12 0.33µg 0µg Twix
Choline 20.9mg 11.8mg Twix
Vitamin K 5.6µg 1.6µg Twix
Cholesterol 7mg 2mg Mounds candy bar
Trans Fat 0.342g Mounds candy bar
Saturated Fat 18.96g 20.58g Twix
Monounsaturated Fat 2.988g 0.39g Twix
Polyunsaturated fat 0.628g 0.14g Twix

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Twix Mounds candy bar
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
18%
Twix
7%
Mounds candy bar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
32%
Twix
53%
Mounds candy bar

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Twix
Twix is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.62g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Twix
Twix is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.06g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar contains less Sodium (difference - 53mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 44)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mounds candy bar
Mounds candy bar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Twix - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168768/nutrients
  2. Mounds candy bar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168759/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.