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Twix vs. Skittles — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Twix and Skittles

  • Twix has more Calcium, and Iron, while Skittles has more Vitamin C.
  • Twix covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 74% more than Skittles.
  • The amount of Sodium in Skittles are lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, TWIX Caramel Cookie Bars and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, SKITTLES Wild Berry Bite Size 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.
Twix
9
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Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains less Sodium -92.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 30% 19% 45% 16% 26% 29% 66% 36% 23%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains less Sodium -92.4%

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
12
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +11083.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 15% 0% 2% 39% 48% 21% 16% 5.8% 20% 41% 11% 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% 0% 0% 224% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +11083.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Twix
4
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Contains more Protein +2484.2%
Contains more Fats +484.7%
Contains more Water +10.4%
Contains more Other +24.7%
Contains more Carbs +40.1%
Equal in Water - 3.83
5% 25% 65% 4%
Protein: 4.91 g
Fats: 24.85 g
Carbs: 64.8 g
Water: 4.23 g
Other: 1.21 g
4% 91% 4%
Protein: 0.19 g
Fats: 4.25 g
Carbs: 90.76 g
Water: 3.83 g
Other: 0.97 g
Contains more Protein +2484.2%
Contains more Fats +484.7%
Contains more Water +10.4%
Contains more Other +24.7%
Contains more Carbs +40.1%
Equal in Water - 3.83

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Twix
2
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Contains less Saturated Fat -78.3%
84% 13% 3%
Saturated Fat: 18.96 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.988 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.628 g
100%
Saturated Fat: 4.115 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -78.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Twix Skittles Opinion
Net carbs 63.7g 90.76g Skittles
Protein 4.91g 0.19g Twix
Fats 24.85g 4.25g Twix
Carbs 64.8g 90.76g Skittles
Calories 502kcal 402kcal Twix
Sugar 48.25g 75.92g Twix
Fiber 1.1g 0g Twix
Calcium 106mg 0mg Twix
Iron 0.81mg 0mg Twix
Magnesium 27mg Twix
Phosphorus 105mg Twix
Potassium 186mg Twix
Sodium 198mg 15mg Skittles
Zinc 1.06mg Twix
Copper 0.197mg Twix
Manganese 0.273mg Twix
Selenium 4.3µg Twix
Vitamin A 67IU 0IU Twix
Vitamin A RAE 20µg 0µg Twix
Vitamin E 0.74mg Twix
Vitamin C 0.6mg 67.1mg Skittles
Vitamin B1 0.155mg Twix
Vitamin B2 0.208mg Twix
Vitamin B3 1.109mg Twix
Vitamin B5 0.265mg Twix
Vitamin B6 0.025mg Twix
Folate 26µg Twix
Vitamin B12 0.33µg Twix
Choline 20.9mg Twix
Vitamin K 5.6µg Twix
Cholesterol 7mg 0mg Skittles
Trans Fat 0.342g 0.074g Skittles
Saturated Fat 18.96g 4.115g Skittles
Monounsaturated Fat 2.988g Twix
Polyunsaturated fat 0.628g Twix

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Twix Skittles
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
17%
Skittles
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
32%
Twix
0%
Skittles

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Twix
Twix is lower in Sugar (difference - 27.67g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Twix
Twix is lower in glycemic index (difference - 26)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Twix
Twix is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Twix
Twix is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skittles
Skittles contains less Sodium (difference - 183mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skittles
Skittles is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skittles
Skittles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 14.845g)
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. Skittles - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168840/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.