Bounty Chocolates are widely available on all major supermarket shelves across the country.
While reviewing it we find it has a very high amount of sugar at 50 gm per 100 gm pack. High sugar products like these if consumed regularly can cause lifestyle diseases, diabetes and obesity in kids and adults alike.
A good thing is that unlike many other chocolates which contain edible vegetable oil as an ingredient, this one has fat from milk solids, cocoa butter and cocoa mass.
The foodnetindia rating for this product:-
foodnetindia safety rating : 5 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The product contains a high amount of sugar and is not advised except in occasional very small quantities even for the healthy.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The product contains wholesome milk solids, cocoa butter, cocoa mass and cocoa solids which are all good, but the problem is the high sugar.
Ingredients in Bounty Chocolate which are a concern
- Glucose Syrup
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.
Sugar is a carbohydrate found naturally in a host of different foods from lactose in milk to the fructose in fruit and honey. In fact, we need some sugar in our diets to supply ready energy to fuel our muscles and keep our brains active. The problem is that many processed foods have added sugar which supplies energy in the form of calories – and very little else. This means our body has to draw on the nutrients from the rest of our diet to process it and this can affect our health, including our immunity – leaving us more prone to bugs and colds. A high intake of sugar causes our blood sugar levels to shoot up, giving us that feel-good ‘high’ followed by a crashing slump which leaves us tired, irritable and craving more sugary foods. It’s a vicious cycle that may be contributing to our weight problems as well as health concerns like diabetes and heart disease.
Glucose syrup, also known as confectioner’s glucose, is a syrup made from the hydrolisis of starch. Glucose is a sugar. Excessive sugar consumption is linked to a wide variety of metabolic diseases.
High sodium diets have been known to be the cause of high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. The recommended daily intake of salt is between 1-3 grams.
Ingredients present which are not a concern
- Milk solids
- Skimmed milk powder
- Milk fat
- Whey powder
- Cocoa Mass
- Cocoa Butter
- Cocoa solids 25%
- Emulsifiers Soya Lecithin E 322
- Natural Vanilla Extract
- Desiccated coconut 18%
- Emulsifiers mono and diglycerides of fatty acids E 471
- Glycerol E 422
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