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Head to head: chocolate vs crisps

Head to head: chocolate vs crisps

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In the battle between two of the nation's favourite snacks, which between chocolate and crisps are the healthier (or unhealthy as the case may be)?

CHOCOLATEVCRISPS
240kcalENERGY PER BAR/PACKET169kcal
530kcalENERGY PER 100g520kcal
56gSUGAR PER 100g2.6g
18.5gSATURATED FAT PER 100g2.5g
0.23gSALT PER 100g1.22g

Both snacks have roughly the same number of calories by weight, but the calories in milk chocolate come from sugar and saturated fat, whereas crisps are mainly starch and monounsaturated fat. A packet of crisps also weighs less than even a small bar of Dairy Milk. Apart from the salt, crisps are a bit healthier than chocolate.

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luis villazon
Luis VillazonQ&A expert

Luis trained as a zoologist, but now works as a science and technology educator. In his spare time he builds 3D-printed robots, in the hope that he will be spared when the revolution inevitably comes.

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