Just comparing some of the snacks I regularly take into work, or buy from the charity boxes or fundraiser boxes.
|Snack||Sultanas 40g||Banana 118g||Apple 182g||Giant Freddo Frog 40g||Carmans Apricot & almond muesli bar||Mars Bar 60g|
|Energy||536 kJ||440 kJ||396 kJ||884 kJ||796 kJ||1150 kJ|
|Protein||1.1 g||1 g||0 g||3.3 g||4.7 g||2.1 g|
|Fat – total||0.2 g||0.5 g||0 g||11.8 g||8.2 g||10.4 g|
|– saturated||0.0 g||0 g||0 g||7.4 g||0.8 g||6.2 g|
|Carbohydrate||26.0 g||27 g||25 g||22.9 g||22.8||42.3 g|
|– sugars||25.3 g||14 g||19 g||22.3 g||4.7 g||36.7 g|
|– dietary fibre||2.4 g||3 g||4 g||?||3.3 g||?|
|Sodium||18 mg||1 mg||2 mg||36 mg||13.5 mg||89 mg|
|Potassium||324 mg||422 mg||195 mg||?||?||?|
So the energy (which of course if unused turns into fat) in a Mars Bar is about triple that of a banana or apple. Yikes.
I feel like going for a jog.
See also: Recommended daily intake levels