Snack attack: what’s really in your favourite treats?

Make sure you know what you’re putting in your body next time you feel peckish

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The contents of popular snacks may surprise you. Make sure you know what you’re putting in your body the next time you feel peckish…

BANANA

Calories 110kcal
Sugar 9g
Salt trace
Protein 1g
Fat 0g

The sustaining, single-serving fruit in its own biodegradable wrapper – but quite high in sugar.

DORITOS

Calories 150kcal
Sugar 1g
Salt 0.42g
Protein 2g
Fat 8g

Tangy, crunchy and perfect for dipping, but high in fat – plus it’s hard to eat just one portion.

CASHEW NUTS

Calories 149kcal
Sugar 1.2g
Salt trace
Protein 4.6g
Fat 11g

Rich in vitamins but also high in fat – stick to unsalted for a healthier treat.

POPCORN

Calories 78kcal
Sugar 3g
Salt 0g
Protein 1g
Fat 3g

A low calorie choice – even with added salt and sugar – but hard to eat just the recommended portion.

SNICKERS

Calories 245kcal
Sugar 21.7g
Salt 0.21g
Protein 4.5g
Fat 13.4g

More calories, but then the portion size is nearly twice that of a cookie. Nuts help raise the protein content.

COOKIE

Calories 199kcal
Sugar 17g
Salt 0.19g
Protein 2.3g
Fat 9.1g

High calories, but also highly irresistible with your morning coffee. A little of what you fancy…?

Figures stated above refer to a standard serving of each snack. Statistics relate to the following brandsand serving sizes: Doritos (cool flavour) 30g, cashew nuts 25g, Co-Operative salt and sweet popcorn 20g, Snickers 48g, Co-Operative Truly Irresistible milk choc cookie 25g