Food fight: Single-serve Nutella vs. Snickers

Given how dangerous it is for us to keep a container of Nutella in the house, I was thrilled to see they’ve come out with a single-serve container paired with tiny cracker “breadsticks.”

Then I compared this snack to a standard-sized Snickers bar and discovered they’re basically the same, nutrition-wise*. Both calculate as 7 Weight Watchers Points Plus, both list sugar as their first ingredient, and it’s not like the Nutella gets you any more nutrients. (Both have 4 grams of protein and 4 percent of your daily calcium requirement; while Nutella gets the edge in iron (4 percent vs. 2 percent), Snickers provides more niacin (8 percent) and riboflavin (4 percent).

It’s not like this makes me want to swear off Nutella for the rest of my life. But given a choice between the two, now that I know I wouldn’t be getting a nutritional boost from Nutella, I’d probably opt for Snickers.

*Nutella has 260 calories, 4 grams protein, 33 carbs, 13 grams of fat and 2 grams of fiber; Snickers has 280 calories, 4 grams of protein, 35 carbs, 14 grams of fat and 1 gram of fiber.

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2 Responses to Food fight: Single-serve Nutella vs. Snickers

  1. triathlonobsession says:

    Do not, I repeat, do not go to Terrified Tastebud’s blog and look at the nutella pound cake recipe from a few weeks ago. OMG! And I knew Snickers could be good for you–ha!.

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