eat this instead

twizzlers vs. reese's

March 16, 2009|By Kate Shatzkin

Your child is selling a big box of fundraiser candy bars, and you've got to help out, right? At least you can mitigate the fat you consume. If you were to choose the Twizzlers package over the three Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, you would save 14 grams fat and 6 grams saturated fat. (If you are watching your carbs, however, note that the licorice packs nearly twice as many carbohydrate grams as the peanut butter cups.)

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Per serving (1.8-ounce package)

260 calories

6 grams protein

15 grams fat

6 grams saturated fat

29 grams carbohydrate

2 grams fiber

Trace cholesterol

180 milligrams sodium

Twizzlers Strawberry Twists

Per serving (2.5-ounce package)

240 calories

2 grams protein

1 gram fat

0 grams saturated fat

56 grams carbohydrate

0 grams fiber

0 milligrams cholesterol

150 milligrams sodium

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