Bisleri Fonzo

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Bisleri has entered the carbonated drink segment with Bisleri Limonata, Bisleri Fonzo, Bisleri Pina Colada and Bisleri Spyci.

Bisleri Fonzo has a fizzy fruity flavour which appeals to the masses.

The high sugar content of 10.2 gm per 100 ml of the drink makes it unsafe and unhealthy for all, more especially for Diabetics and those with lifestyle diseases.

The foodnetindia rating for this product :-

foodnetindia safety rating: 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)

The high sugar content of 10.2 gm per 100 ml of it is unsafe for health even for healthy people, except in small quantities.

foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)

There is no nutritional value in this food and youngsters should avoid this drink and replace it with more wholesome alternatives.

Ingredients in Bisleri Fonzo which are a concern

Sugar
Added Flavours (Nature and Nature Identical Flavouring Substances)
• Permitted synthetic colour IN 110

Sugar
This beverage contains 10.2 gm sugar per 100 ml serving. The product does not specify which sugar has been used. This is important because different sugars have different metabolic effects. For example, Sucrose (Cane Sugar) is very different from Fructose (Fruit Sugar). Some foods use high fructose corn syrup which may be harmful in much lower quantities than sucrose. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to not clearly state what ingredients have been used.

Added Flavours (Nature and Nature Identical Flavouring Substances)

This food product does not specify which flavours or flavouring substances have been used. The flavours should be specified as some of them have serious side effects and may not be suitable for infants, pregnant women or people who are allergic. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.

By not specifying what these flavours and substances are, we are forced to consider what they are hiding and why would they be so reluctant to mention what they have used in the food product!

Permitted synthetic colour IN 110

It is a Yellow food colour. Very soluble in water. Since it is an azo dye, it may elicit intolerance in people intolerant to salicylates. Additionally, it is a histamine liberator, and may intensify symptoms of asthma. In combination with benzoates, it is also implicated in hyperactivity in children.

Ingredients present in Bisleri Fonzo which are not a concern

• Carbonated Water
• Citric Acid (IN 330)
• Sodium Benzoate (IN 211)
• Sodium Citrate (IN 331)
• Stabilizer (IN 440)

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