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

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The main differences between Twizzlers and Taffy (candy)

  • Taffy (candy) contains less Monounsaturated Fat than Twizzlers.
  • Taffy (candy) is lower in Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Candies, TWIZZLERS NIBS CHERRY BITS and Candies, taffy, prepared-from-recipe.

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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 Iron +2700%
Contains more Phosphorus +2300%
Contains more Potassium +1133.3%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Equal in Calcium - 8
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 11% 0% 11% 4% 26% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 1% 0% 1% 1% 7% 6% 0% 0% 4%
Contains more Iron +2700%
Contains more Phosphorus +2300%
Contains more Potassium +1133.3%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Equal in Calcium - 8

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +7566.7%
Contains more Water +209.3%
Contains more Other +200%
Contains more Fats +26.1%
Contains more Carbs +15.4%
2% 3% 79% 15%
Protein: 2.3 g
Fats: 2.64 g
Carbs: 79.37 g
Water: 15 g
Other: 0.69 g
3% 92% 5%
Protein: 0.03 g
Fats: 3.33 g
Carbs: 91.56 g
Water: 4.85 g
Other: 0.23 g
Contains more Protein +7566.7%
Contains more Water +209.3%
Contains more Other +200%
Contains more Fats +26.1%
Contains more Carbs +15.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +124.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +15.7%
21% 73% 5%
Saturated Fat: 0.54 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.88 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.14 g
68% 28% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.049 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.838 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.121 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +124.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +15.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Twizzlers Taffy (candy) Opinion
Net carbs 78.77g 91.56g Taffy (candy)
Protein 2.3g 0.03g Twizzlers
Fats 2.64g 3.33g Taffy (candy)
Carbs 79.37g 91.56g Taffy (candy)
Calories 347kcal 397kcal Taffy (candy)
Sugar 51.35g 68.48g Twizzlers
Fiber 0.6g 0g Twizzlers
Calcium 8mg 8mg
Iron 0.28mg 0.01mg Twizzlers
Phosphorus 24mg 1mg Twizzlers
Potassium 37mg 3mg Twizzlers
Sodium 195mg 52mg Taffy (candy)
Zinc 0.21mg Taffy (candy)
Selenium 0.7µg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin A 0IU 100IU Taffy (candy)
Vitamin A RAE 27µg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin E 0.09mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B1 0.028mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B2 0.012mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B3 0.002mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B5 0.004mg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin B12 0.01µg Taffy (candy)
Vitamin K 0.3µg Taffy (candy)
Cholesterol 0mg 9mg Twizzlers
Trans Fat 0.131g Twizzlers
Saturated Fat 0.54g 2.049g Twizzlers
Monounsaturated Fat 1.88g 0.838g Twizzlers
Polyunsaturated fat 0.14g 0.121g Twizzlers
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.086g Taffy (candy)
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g Taffy (candy)

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Twizzlers Taffy (candy)
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
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Twizzlers
2%
Taffy (candy)
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
5%
Twizzlers
2%
Taffy (candy)

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Twizzlers
Twizzlers is lower in Sugar (difference - 17.13g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Twizzlers
Twizzlers is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Twizzlers
Twizzlers is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.509g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Twizzlers
Twizzlers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is cheaper?
Twizzlers
Twizzlers is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) contains less Sodium (difference - 143mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taffy (candy)
Taffy (candy) is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Twizzlers - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167983/nutrients
  2. Taffy (candy) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169670/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.