Cadbury 5 Star

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Cadbury 5 Star chocolate bar has been around for 25 years as it was launched in 1969 in India. Cadbury 5 Star is high on sugar and contains unspecified artificial flavoring substances . In a serving of 26 gm, calorie content is 117 Kcal and sugar content is 13.3 gm.  

The foodnetindia rating for this product:-

foodnetindia safety rating: 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)

Cadbury 5 Star is microbiologically safe to eat, but its high sugar content and poor labeling standards, wherein it does not specify the artificial or nature identical flavors used, makes us give it a lower than median safety rating.

The product contains vegetable oil but the brand has not specified which vegetable oil has been used. This is irresponsible practice as customers must know for a variety of food safety reasons.

In addition, we think chocolates must specify the cocoa percentage, which Cadbury 5 Star does not.

Only two chocolate brands (which are both imported) Toblerone and Ferrero Rocher voluntarily declare the cocoa content on their label. The very fact that none of the other major Indian brands declare their product information speaks volumes.

foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile) –

The product is often consumed as more than a snack by children. A large 5 star bar has a lot of sugar and vegetable oil of unknown or unspecified origin. In addition, unspecified artificial flavors.

Despite the goodness of milk and chocolate in the food, we do not consider it a wholesome snack.

Ingredients of concern in Cadbury 5 Star  

Sugar

The manufacturer states that the product contains 13.3 gms of sugar in just a 26 gm chocolate bar. This is really bad for diabetics and heart patients, and anyone who wants to stay healthy should consume this product only in very small quantities.

Liquid Glucose

Glucose syrup, also known as confectioner’s glucose, is a syrup made from the hydrolysis of starch. Glucose is a sugar. Excessive sugar consumption is linked to a wide variety of metabolic diseases.

Vegetable oil

This food product does not specify which edible vegetable oil has been used. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.

Certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess. Excess polyunsaturated fats may react with oxygen and oxidised Omega-6 fats can damage body functions and perhaps even vital structures like DNA. In addition, consumers need clear information about the type of vegetable oil used, so that they can take action to maintain a healthy balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid consumption. In addition, some people may be allergic to specific oils. Food allergies can sometimes be life threatening.

Added artificial and nature identical flavours

This food product does not specify which flavours have been used. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.

Consumers may be allergic to them or they may not be suitable for pregnant women or children.

Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:

  • Nougatine and Caramel
  • Cocoa solids
  • Milk Solids
  • IN 471
  • Milk chocolate
  • Cocoa butter
  • IN 442
  • IN 476

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