Ribbons and Balloons Choco Chip Cupcakes

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Summary feedback:

While reviewing this product we note that it contains vegetable fat (hydrogenated vegetable oil or margarine) which is a source of harmful trans-fats which increases the likelihood of heart disease, stroke, cancer and many other ailments.

The extremely high sugar amount of 33.97 gm per 100 gm of the product is harmful for the health of those consuming it in large amounts and since kids and adults consume this product in large quantities it can cause the onset of diabetes and lifestyle diseases at a young age.

The foodnetindia rating for this product :-

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

Ribbons & Balloons Choco Chip Cake uses hydrogenated vegetable oil (margarines) instead of dairy butter. Baked goods that use vegetable margarine are unsafe and must not be eaten in our opinion, by anyone.

Please always choose baked goods made with dairy butter as the safe option. In addition, this product has a high amount of sugar content of 33.97 gm per 100 gm of the product, this is a deadly duo which can pose high health risks of lifestyle diseases, diabetes and obesity.

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

The product contains wholesome milk and chocolate but the hydrogenated fats and high sugar content makes it unhealthy and unwholesome for most people consuming it.

Ingredients of concern in Ribbons & Balloons Choco Chip cake

Sugar
The product contains 33.97 gm of sugar per serving of 100 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.

Edible vegetable fat
Often brands tend to obscure the fact that they have used hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils by using the term “edible vegetable fat”. Hydrogenated fats are a source of trans fatty acids or “transfats”, which are harmful to health. Transfats increase the likelihood of heart disease, stroke, cancer and many other ailments.

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

Added flavours
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 class 2 preservatives

This food product does not specify which preservatives have been used. The preservatives 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.

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

  • Wheat Flour
  • Milk powder
  • Chocolate chips

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