# Lets hear it for carbs!

A regulation size Twix bar weighs 56.7g and has 280 calories.

It has more calories (280 to 260), but less total weight (56.7g to 60.4g) than a regulation size 3 Musketeers bar.

If both cost $0.55 (US), then which is the better deal? At a glance, it would appear that for raw power the Twix bar is the way to go. If on the other hand, you are looking for something to fill a hole in your digestive tract, then you may want to consider the 3 Musketeers bar.

However, did you know that the US Government only requires food makers to round the total calories on nutrition labels to the nearest 15 calories? (according to www.sugar.com) What is that you say? Neither 280 nor 260 are evenly divisible by 15? Who died and left you a calculator? If I was a food maker why would I round by 15? Any first grader can tell you it’s easier to round to the nearest 10 calories. 280 to 260 looks like a difference of 20 calories. Prior to rounding, that difference could be as little as ten and change (assuming that they are indeed rounding to the nearest ten calories). Oh hell, I just like Twix bars better anyway.

Stayed tuned for my riveting comparison of carbonated beverages. My snack break is now over. It’s time to return to work.