Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel - Nutrition and Ingredients


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Nutrition & Ingredients Summary

One piece of Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel (9 grams) contains 42 calories and 0.3 grams of protein. It consists of 78% carbohydrates, 3% protein, 17% fat, and less than 1% of water. Jump to Nutrition Analysis

Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel contains 17 ingredients, which is similar to the average chocolate bar. The recommended serving size is 4 pieces, or 36 grams, which is very similar to the serving size of the average chocolate bar. Jump to Ingredient Analysis

In one piece of Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel:

  • Calories: 42
  • Protein: 0.3 g
  • Sugar: 3.8 g
  • Fat: 1.5 g, (Saturated: 0.9 g)
  • Sodium: 3.8 mg

Source: USDA

Nutrition Details

Calories

Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel has 42 calories per piece or 467 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates and fat.

66% of calories in Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel are from carbohydrates, 32% of calories are from fat and 3% of calories are from protein.

Carbohydrates

The majority, or 66% of the calories in Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel are from carbohydrates. The carbs are mostly in the form of sugar (100%).

Sugar

One piece of Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel has 3.8 grams of sugar or about 13% of daily recommended intake.

Fat

A substantial amount, or 32% of the calories in Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel are from fat. It is high in total fat, with 1.5 grams per piece. Most of the fat in Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel are saturated.

Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel is cholesterol free and trans-fat free.

Protein

A single piece of Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel contains 0.3 grams of protein.

Sodium

A single piece of Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel contains 3.8 milligrams of sodium.

Nutrition Facts

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

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Nutrition Comparison to Other Chocolate Bars


Here is a table of nutritional differences between Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel and the average chocolate bar. Comparing by equal weight (one serving or 36 grams):
Nutrition comparison between Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel and the average chocolate bar, 1 serving (36g).
Nutrient Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel Difference Average/Median
Chocolate Bar
Calories 170kcal -8% 183kcal / 184kcal
Carbohydrates 28g +35% 21g / 21g
Sugar 15g -13% 16g / 17g
Dietary Fiber ~ -100% 2g / 1g
Total Fat 6g -45% 11g / 11g
Saturated Fat 3g -45% 6g / 6g
Trans Fat ~ ~ <0.1g / ~
Cholesterol ~ -100% 4mg / 4mg
Sodium 15mg -58% 131mg / 36mg
Protein 1g -60% 3g / 2g
Vitamin C ~ ~ 1mg / ~
Calcium 20mg -35% 34mg / 31mg
Iron 1mg -39% 1mg / 1mg

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Ingredients

Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel contains 17 ingredients, which is similar to the average chocolate bar (16.6 ingredients). Its top ingredient is glucose syrup, unlike most chocolate bars, where the top ingredient tends to be chocolate.

Full Ingredients List

glucose syrup (from wheat or corn), semi-sweet chocolate (sugar, cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, butterfat, soy lecithin emulsifier, vanilla powder), sugar, condensed whey, palm oil, condensed skim milk, cocoa processed with alkali, sorbitol humectant, contains less than 2% of whey powder, modified potato starch.
Source: USDA

This chocolate bar contains sugar, cocoa butter, soy lecithin and palm oil, which are also common ingredients in many other chocolate bars.

Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel contains palm oil or palm derivatives, which also appears in more than 25% of chocolate bars.



Ingredients Compared to Other Chocolate Bars

The ingredients in Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel versus how frequently they appear in other chocolate bars:
How common the ingredients in Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel are compared to other chocolate bars
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1 Glucose Syrup
2 Wheat Corn
3 Semi Sweet Chocolate
4 Sugar
5 Cocoa Liquor
6 Cocoa Butter
7 Butterfat
8 Soy Lecithin
9 Vanilla Powder
10 Condensed Whey
11 Palm Oil
12 Condensed Skim Milk
13 Cocoa Alkali
14 Sorbitol Humectant
15 Whey Powder
16 Modified Potato Starch

Quick Facts

How healthy is Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel?

On the positive side, Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel has 13% less sugar, 45% less total fat, 45% less saturated fat, 100% less cholesterol and 58% less sodium than the average chocolate bar. Unfortunately, it also has 100% less dietary fiber, 60% less protein, 35% less calcium and 39% less iron than the average chocolate bar.

Is Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel vegan?

Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel is not vegan in terms of its ingredients - it contains butterfat, condensed skim milk and whey.

Is Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel dutched?

Riesen Chocolate Covered Caramel has cacao solids treated with alkali, and contains dutched cocoa.