Kelloggs Chocos Duet is a sugary breakfast cereal with a chocolate flavour eaten by kids and adults alike.
The primary ingredients are corn flour, whole wheat flour-24.5% and wheat flour or maida-24.5% . That means that Kelloggs chocos Duet is mostly simple starch with the additional problem of a lot of added sugar, which does no good for those with obesity issues and lifestyle diseases.
The product is very high on sugar at 11 gm per serving size of 30 gm! This is very high for a product sold as a breakfast meal replacement and not safe for diabetics and obese people, and our recommendation is that even healthy kids and adults must eat this very sparingly as a dessert and not as a meal or breakfast replacement.
The foodnetindia Safety rating for this product:-
foodnetindia safety rating: 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The sugar content in this snack is 11 gm per 30 gm of the product which is very high and harmful for health of kids and adults alike and is strictly not recommended for diabetics and those who are obese. We do not recommend the regular consumption of this product as anything but a sweet dessert. This is not suitable as a breakfast or meal replacement.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This food is very starchy and sugary with very little nutritional diversity. This should be eaten only as a small part of an otherwise wholesome meal plan that includes abundant protein, vegetables, fruit and healthy fats.
Ingredients of concern in Kelloggs Chocos Duet
- Edible Vegetable Oil
- Colour: INS 150d
- Added Flavours: Nature Identical and Artificial Flavouring Substances (Cream)
This food 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.
Edible 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.
Colour: INS 150d
Artificial colour 150d is used to give the beverage its brown colour. It gets its characteristic brown colouring when processed with ammonia and sulphur to intensify the colour. It may contain ammonium compounds, which affect digestive system and stomach (gastrointestinal problems), liver, and cause hyperactivity. Caramel colour produced with ammonia may be associated with blood toxicity and has been linked to a reduction of white cells and lymphocyte count. A clarification is needed from the brand if an ammonia based process has been used and whether these reported health issues are relevant to it.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Wheat solids (48.9%) (Whole wheat flour (24.5%), Wheat flour (24.5%)),
- Corn flour,
- Cocoa Solids (defatted (2.5%),
- Malt extract,
- Antioxidant: INS 320
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