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Whatchamacallit vs. Skittles — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Whatchamacallit and Skittles

  • Whatchamacallit has more Iron, Calcium, and Fiber, however, Skittles are higher in Vitamin C.
  • Skittles covers your daily Vitamin C needs 74% more than Whatchamacallit.
  • Skittles have less Sodium.

Food varieties used in this article are Candies, WHATCHAMACALLIT Candy Bar 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.
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 36% 43% 20% 60% 27% 39% 12% 40% 44% 4%
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 -95%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +7355.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 9% 26% 0% 3% 28% 49% 47% 16% 10% 14% 47% 14% 11%
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 +7355.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +4131.6%
Contains more Fats +457.2%
Contains more Other +107.2%
Contains more Carbs +43.5%
Contains more Water +26%
8% 24% 63% 3% 2%
Protein: 8.04 g
Fats: 23.68 g
Carbs: 63.23 g
Water: 3.04 g
Other: 2.01 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 +4131.6%
Contains more Fats +457.2%
Contains more Other +107.2%
Contains more Carbs +43.5%
Contains more Water +26%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -75.9%
79% 17% 4%
Saturated Fat: 17.04 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.78 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.83 g
100%
Saturated Fat: 4.115 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -75.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Whatchamacallit 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 Whatchamacallit Skittles Opinion
Net carbs 61.33g 90.76g Skittles
Protein 8.04g 0.19g Whatchamacallit
Fats 23.68g 4.25g Whatchamacallit
Carbs 63.23g 90.76g Skittles
Calories 494kcal 402kcal Whatchamacallit
Sugar 48.86g 75.92g Whatchamacallit
Fiber 1.9g 0g Whatchamacallit
Calcium 118mg 0mg Whatchamacallit
Iron 1.13mg 0mg Whatchamacallit
Magnesium 28mg Whatchamacallit
Phosphorus 138mg Whatchamacallit
Potassium 303mg Whatchamacallit
Sodium 299mg 15mg Skittles
Zinc 0.43mg Whatchamacallit
Copper 0.12mg Whatchamacallit
Manganese 0.33mg Whatchamacallit
Selenium 0.7µg Whatchamacallit
Vitamin A 134IU 0IU Whatchamacallit
Vitamin A RAE 38µg 0µg Whatchamacallit
Vitamin E 1.27mg Whatchamacallit
Vitamin C 0.9mg 67.1mg Skittles
Vitamin B1 0.11mg Whatchamacallit
Vitamin B2 0.21mg Whatchamacallit
Vitamin B3 2.47mg Whatchamacallit
Vitamin B5 0.26mg Whatchamacallit
Vitamin B6 0.04mg Whatchamacallit
Folate 18µg Whatchamacallit
Vitamin B12 0.37µg Whatchamacallit
Choline 25mg Whatchamacallit
Vitamin K 4.3µg Whatchamacallit
Cholesterol 12mg 0mg Skittles
Trans Fat 0.12g 0.074g Skittles
Saturated Fat 17.04g 4.115g Skittles
Monounsaturated Fat 3.78g Whatchamacallit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.83g Whatchamacallit

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Whatchamacallit 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
21%
Whatchamacallit
17%
Skittles
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
32%
Whatchamacallit
0%
Skittles

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Whatchamacallit
Whatchamacallit is lower in Sugar (difference - 27.06g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Whatchamacallit
Whatchamacallit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Whatchamacallit
Whatchamacallit is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Whatchamacallit
Whatchamacallit is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skittles
Skittles contains less Sodium (difference - 284mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skittles
Skittles is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skittles
Skittles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.925g)
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. Whatchamacallit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168770/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.