Kelloggs Chocos is a sugary breakfast cereal with a chocolate flavor eaten by kids and adults alike.
The primary ingredient is whole wheat flour-29%, while the second is wheat flour or maida. That means that Kelloggs chocos is mostly simple starch which does no good for those with weight issues and lifestyle diseases.
The product is high on sugar at 8.7 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 and not as a meal or breakfast replacement.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 3 -(On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Kelloggs Chocos cannot be considered as an ideal breakfast replacement as it is sugary at 8.7 gm per 30 gm of the product and is simple starch heavy with poor nutritional diversity. As most people who consume this product do so as a meal replacement and not as a dessert, we are forced to give this a low safety rating.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 4 – (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
- Edible vegetable oil
- Added Flavours – Nature Identical & Artificial Flavouring Substances
Kelloggs Chocos contains 8.7 gm sugar per 30 gm and 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.
Excessive sugar consumption is linked to a wide variety of metabolic diseases.
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.
Added Flavour-– Nature Identical & Artificial 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!
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Wheat solids
- Whole wheat flour
- Wheat flour
- Cocoa solids
- Malt extracts
- Antioxidant IN 320
- Added colour: 150 d, 160 a
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