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Twix vs. Starburst — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Twix and Starburst?

  • Twix is richer in Copper, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Manganese, Calcium, and Iron, yet Starburst is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Starburst's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 65% higher.
  • Starburst contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, TWIX Caramel Cookie Bars and Candies, MARS SNACKFOOD US, STARBURST Fruit Chews, Original fruits types in this comparison.

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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
:
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +8000%
Contains more Magnesium +2600%
Contains more Phosphorus +2000%
Contains more Potassium +9200%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +1541.7%
Contains more Manganese +1720%
Contains more Selenium +437.5%
Contains less Sodium -99%
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% 0.38% 0.71% 2.1% 0.18% 0.26% 0% 4% 2% 4.4%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +8000%
Contains more Magnesium +2600%
Contains more Phosphorus +2000%
Contains more Potassium +9200%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +1541.7%
Contains more Manganese +1720%
Contains more Selenium +437.5%
Contains less Sodium -99%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin A +6600%
Contains more Vitamin E +124.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22080%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +657.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +9683.3%
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 0.06% 6.6% 0% 196% 0.25% 0.46% 0.09% 2.1% 0% 0.75% 0% 0% 5.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +6600%
Contains more Vitamin E +124.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22080%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +657.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +9683.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Twix
3
:
Contains more Protein +1097.6%
Contains more Fats +202.7%
Contains more Other +303.3%
Contains more Carbs +27.4%
Contains more Water +101.2%
5% 25% 65% 4%
Protein: 4.91 g
Fats: 24.85 g
Carbs: 64.8 g
Water: 4.23 g
Other: 1.21 g
8% 83% 9%
Protein: 0.41 g
Fats: 8.21 g
Carbs: 82.57 g
Water: 8.51 g
Other: 0.3 g
Contains more Protein +1097.6%
Contains more Fats +202.7%
Contains more Other +303.3%
Contains more Carbs +27.4%
Contains more Water +101.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Twix
2
:
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
Contains less Saturated Fat -59%
84% 13% 3%
Saturated Fat: 18.96 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.988 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.628 g
100%
Saturated Fat: 7.778 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +∞%
Contains less Saturated Fat -59%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Twix Starburst Opinion
Net carbs 63.7g 82.57g Starburst
Protein 4.91g 0.41g Twix
Fats 24.85g 8.21g Twix
Carbs 64.8g 82.57g Starburst
Calories 502kcal 408kcal Twix
Sugar 48.25g 58.12g Twix
Fiber 1.1g 0g Twix
Calcium 106mg 0mg Twix
Iron 0.81mg 0.01mg Twix
Magnesium 27mg 1mg Twix
Phosphorus 105mg 5mg Twix
Potassium 186mg 2mg Twix
Sodium 198mg 2mg Starburst
Zinc 1.06mg 0mg Twix
Copper 0.197mg 0.012mg Twix
Manganese 0.273mg 0.015mg Twix
Selenium 4.3µg 0.8µg Twix
Vitamin A 67IU 1IU Twix
Vitamin A RAE 20µg 0µg Twix
Vitamin E 0.74mg 0.33mg Twix
Vitamin C 0.6mg 58.7mg Starburst
Vitamin B1 0.155mg 0.001mg Twix
Vitamin B2 0.208mg 0.002mg Twix
Vitamin B3 1.109mg 0.005mg Twix
Vitamin B5 0.265mg 0.035mg Twix
Vitamin B6 0.025mg 0mg Twix
Folate 26µg 1µg Twix
Vitamin B12 0.33µg 0µg Twix
Choline 20.9mg 0mg Twix
Vitamin K 5.6µg 2.1µg Twix
Cholesterol 7mg 0mg Starburst
Trans Fat 0.342g 0.141g Starburst
Saturated Fat 18.96g 7.778g Starburst
Monounsaturated Fat 2.988g 0g Twix
Polyunsaturated fat 0.628g 0g Twix

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Twix Starburst
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
16%
Starburst
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
32%
Twix
1%
Starburst

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Twix
Twix is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Twix
Twix is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.87g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Twix
Twix is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Starburst
Starburst contains less Sodium (difference - 196mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.182g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Starburst
Starburst is lower in glycemic index (difference - 44)
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. Starburst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169590/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.